Dr Adrian Gainar

Postdoctoral Research Associate (EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship) – Imperial College London


Current address:

Room 463, Chemistry Building

Department of Chemistry, South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London

London, SW7 2AZ



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Personal email addresses (permanent):


The former email address adrian.gainar@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk is not in use any longer
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Adrian Gainar

External Visibility, Mentoring and Teaching Experience

University of Manchester’s Gold Mentor for aspiring students (2016 – present)

University of York Alumnus Mentor for undergraduate applicants (2016 – present)

EPSRC Ambassador at Imperial College London (2016 – present)

Mentored and offered technical support on the absorption UV-Vis measurements and their interpretation using ab initio calculations for undergraduate students (2014 – 2015)

Tutorials on ‘Basics of Organic Chemistry – Hydrocarbons’ and ‘Introduction to Biochemistry – Saccharides’ for college students (2009 – 2010)


2012 – 2016 PhD in Chemistry, The University of Manchester

2010 – 2012 MSc (by Research) in Chemistry, University of York

2007 – 2010 BSc in Chemistry with Technological Biochemistry with Valedictorian Distinction, University of Bucharest


Grants and Awards

  1. Trophy for ‘The Postgraduate Student of The Year 2017 – Europe category’ awarded at the Palace of Parliament, Bucharest (2017)
  2. Shortlisted as one of the nine students for the ‘Faculty’s Distinguished Achievement Award (Postgraduate Research Output of the Year Award) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester (2016/2017)
  3. EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship 2016, Imperial College London
  4. EPSRC Research Studentship Grant 2012–2015 (national minimum EPSRC student stipend covering tuition fees and living costs)
  5. ‚Open Horizons’ Excellence Studentship 2010–2011 (covering Master’s degree tuition fees and part of the living costs)
  6. Medal and Certificate of Class of 2010 Valedictorian Distinction for the highest grade of the 3 years of BSc, from 60 students of the Department
  7. ‚Invent Your Future!’ Excellence Studentship 2008–2009, 2009–2010 (covered student living costs)
  8. University of Bucharest Merit-based Studentship 2008–2009, 2009–2010 (covered student living costs)
  9. Ministry of Education Olympic Merit-based Studentship 2007–2008 for participation to National Chemistry Olympiads (covered student living costs)
  10. Class of 2007 Valedictorian and Key of Success distinctions on scholar merits – the highest grade from 180 students of the College
  11. Ministry of Education Merit-Based Scholarship 2004–2005, 2005–2006, 2006–2007 for the highest grade from 180 students of the college
  12. Class of 2003 Valedictorian and Key of Success distinctions on scholar merits – the highest grade from 90 students of the school (2003)
  13. Various prizes (50+) awarded at Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Earth Science National Contests (2002–2007), and on scholar merits (1995–2007)


Membership of Professional Bodies

2017 – present  Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

2012 – 2016      Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC)

2012 – present British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG) Member

2012 – 2013      Graduate Student Member of the American Chemical Society


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