M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry,

Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine, 1991;

Ph.D., Surface Chemistry,

Institute of Surface Chemistry, Kiev, Ukraine, 1996;

Assoc.Prof., Physical Chemistry,

University of Lund, Sweden, 2002.

  Tel: +46 (0)70 9371310
Email: boris.zhmud@sveacon.se

Affiliations and memberships:

  • BIZOL Germany GmbH.
  • NUSPEC Oil ltd.
  • Editorial board member (Materials Science and Engineering, Lubricants, Commodities and Markets).
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
  • Member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Previous career record:

  • R&D manager at E-ION s.a. (Brussels, Belgium, 2007-2009).
  • Research program manager at AB Nynas Petroleum (Stockholm, Sweden, 2005-2007).
  • Project manager at the Institute for Surface Chemistry YKI (Stockholm, Sweden, 1997-2005).
  • Research fellow at the Institute of Freshwater Ecology (Wareham, UK, 1996-1997).
  • Daimler-Benz fellow at the Institute for Physical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany, 1994-1995).


  • Taras Shevchenko University, Department of Chemistry (Kiev, Ukraine, 1986-1991).
  • The Republican Physico-Mathematical Lyceum (Kiev, Ukraine, 1983-1986).

Scientific Interests and Specific Expertise:

Lubricants and lubrication engineering; Surface chemistry; Physical chemistry; Mathematical modelling.

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