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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 20, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Prof. Dmitri Goussev (Dmitry G. Gusev)

Dr. Dmitri Goussev (Gusev)

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2736
Fax: 519.746.0677
Office Location: N3020A

Languages Spoken


Academic Background

Ph.D. (Biophysical Chemistry)

Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology (1983 – 1986)

M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)

Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology (1983)


Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Chemistry

July 2009 – present, Full Professor

July 2012 – June 2013, University Research Professor

July 2006 – June 2009, Chair of the Department

July 2002 –June 2009, Associate Professor

January 1998 – June 2002, Assistant Professor

Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain, Dpto. Química Inorgánica y Orgánica

June 2013, Visiting Professor

May 2012 – June 2012, Visiting Professor

June 2011, Visiting Professor

University of Zurich, Anorganisch-chemisches Institut

July 2004 – June 2005, visiting Professor (Sabbatical leave):

University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry

October 1996 – October 1997, Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Bob Morris)

University of Zurich, Anorganisch-chemisches Institut

1992, 1994 - 1996, Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Heinz Berke)

Indiana University, Department of Chemistry

1992 – 1994, Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Ken Caulton)

Institute of Organo-Element Compounds, NMR facility, Moscow

1987 – 1992, Staff position

Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, NMR facility, Moscow

1986 – 1987, Researcher

Additional Information

Researcher ID: H-3775-2013, h-index: 37

Expertise: transition metal hydride and organometallic chemistry, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, and computational chemistry. Organizational and administrative skills.

Sixteen years of university teaching Inorganic, Organometallic Chemistry, and Spectroscopy courses.

Research interests: Synthesis of organometallic compounds of transition metals with tridentate (‘pincer’-type) ligands for applications in catalytic hydrogenation of compounds with polar C=O and C=N bonds, dehydrogenative coupling and dehydrogenation reactions of alcohols. These studies are supported by NMR spectroscopy and DFT calculations, and cover a wide range of important catalytic organic transformations, particularly reduction of esters, synthesis of amides and esters, and hydrogen production by acceptorless dehydrogenation of alcohols.