- h-index: Scopus: 57 (2016 Highly Cited Researcher)
Professor Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev is the Head of the Controlled Photobiosynthesis Laboratory at the Institute of Plant Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow; Chief Research Scientist at the Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS, Pushchino, Moscow Region; Professor at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; and Invited-Adjunct Professor at the Department of New Biology, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Republic of Korea. He is originally from Chaykend (Karagoyunly/Dilichanderesi), Armenia, and he obtained both his B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Department of Physics, Azerbaijan State University, Baku. He obtained his Dr. Sci. degree (highest/top degree in science) in Plant Physiology and Photobiochemistry from the Institute of Plant Physiology, RAS (2002, Moscow), and Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics (Biophysics), from the Institute of Biophysics, USSR (1984, Pushchino). His Ph.D. advisors were Academician Alexander A. Krasnovsky and Dr. Sci. Vyacheslav V. Klimov. He worked for many years (1990–2007) as a visiting scientist at the National Institute for Basic Biology (with Prof. Norio Murata), Okazaki, Japan, and in the Department de Chimie-Biologie, Université du Québec at Trois Rivières (with Prof. Robert Carpentier), Québec, Canada (1988–1990). He has been a guest editor of many (more than 30) special issues in international peer-reviewed journals. At present, he is a member of the Editorial Board of more than 15 international journals. Besides being Editor-in-Chief of SOAJ NanoPhotoBioSciences, Associate Editor of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Section Editor of BBA Bioenergetics, he also acts as a referee for major international journals and grant proposals. He has authored (or coauthored) more than 350 research papers and 7 books with h index of 44 and >7,400 citations (Google Scholar). He has organized several (more than 10) international conferences on photosynthesis. His research interests include the structure and function of Photosystem II, the Photosystem II water-oxidizing complex, artificial photosynthesis, hydrogen photoproduction, catalytic conversion of solar energy, plants under environmental stress, and photoreceptor signaling.
ORCID = 0000-0002-0452-232X