Marina Vladimirovna Frontasyeva
Associate professor Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Russia Tel: +74-962-165-064
Candidate of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor, Marina Vladimirovna FRONTASYEVA is a graduate of the Department of theoretical and experimental nuclear physics, physical faculty, Saratov State University. Since 1970 she has been working at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, first in the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and since 1977 in the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics in the field of instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). M.V. Frontasyeva is one of the founders of the radioanalytical complex REGATA at the reactor IBR-2 designed for studies in the Life Sciences and Material Science. Since 1997 she is the Head of the Department of NAA at FLNP JINR combining her activities with lecturing on nuclear methods for studying the environment at the Department of Chemistry of the International University of Nature, Society and Man of Dubna. She is leader of numerous international projects co-ordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Vienna) and by the European Union Frame Programmes. She is a holder of several grants for environmental studies from the JINR member-states mostly connected with studies on biomonitoring trace element deposition based on moss analysis. The results of these investigations in Central Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, as well as in Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia, Turkey (European Thrace Region) are presented in the Atlas on Heavy Metal Atmospheric Deposition in Europe edited under the auspices of the United Nations. She is a holder of several First and Second Prizes awarded by JINR for the best investigations. She gave courses of lectures at international Schools for Young Scientists in Dubna, China, Egypt, Mongolia and Vietnam. Since 1994 M.V. Frontasyeva is a Scientific Secretary of the Scientific Council on Applied Nuclear Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1997 she was elected to the International Committee on Activation Analysis (ICAA). She was a member of the editorial board of the international journal «The Science of the Total Environment», and since 2005 – of the international «Journal of Nuclear and Radiation Physics». M.V. Frontasyeva is the author and co-author of more that 300 scientific publications in refereed journals, two books and two patents of Russian Federation.
Application of nuclear and related analytical techniques in microbial biotechnology for tracing technological processes; in nanobiotechnology based on blue-green microalga Spirulina platensis, bacterial strains of actinomycetes Streptomyces glaucus and Arthrobacter oxydans. Biomonitoring of trace element and radionuclide atmospheric deposition at regional scale. Investigation of high-purity and new materials