ILYA ZHAROV portrait
  • Professor, Chemistry
  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering


  • Eygeris Y (2023). pH-Responsive Membranes from Self-Assembly of Poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) Brush Silica Nanoparticles. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. Vol. 39, 157921579815792-15798. Published, 11/01/2023.
  • Eygeris Y & Wang Q (2023). Temperature-Responsive Nanoporous Membranes from Self-Assembly of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hairy Nanoparticles. ACS applied materials & interfaces. Vol. 15, 293842939529384-29395. Published, 06/01/2023.
  • Gao Z, Hadipour Moghaddam SP, Ghandehari H & Zharov I (2018). Synthesis of water-degradable silica nanoparticles from carbamate-containing bridged silsesquioxane precursor. RSC advances. Vol. 8, 4914-4920. Published, 11/01/2018.
  • Ignacio-de Leon PAA, Eygeris Y, Haynes R & Zharov I (2018). Diffusion of Proteins across Silica Colloidal Crystals. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids. Vol. 34, 10333-10339. Published, 11/01/2018.
  • Eygeris, Y. & White, E.; Zharov, I. (2018). Nanoporous Membranes from Self-Assembly of “Hairy” Nanoparticles. ECS Trans. Vol. 85, 1309-1320. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Walton, N. I. & Gao, Z.; Ghandehari, H.; Zharov, I. (2018). Synthesis of Water Dispersible Boron Core Silica Shell (B@SiO2) Nanoparticles. J. Nanopart. Res. Vol. 20, 112-121. Published, 04/01/2018.
  • See CV for complete list of 2017 publications. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • See CV for complete list of publications. Published, 01/01/2015.
  • Silica Nanoparticles Surface-Modified with Thiacalixarenes Selectively Adsorb Oligonucleotides and Proteins. J. Nanoparticle Res. 2013, 15, 1-9. Published, 09/2013.
  • Silica Colloidal Nanoporous Membranes. In Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology, Part II. Membrane Materials, Characterization, and Module Design. Hoek, E. M. V., Volodymyr V. Tarabara, V. V., Eds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, Vol. 2, pp. 797-827. Published, 07/2013.
  • Responsive Nanoporous Silica Colloidal Films and Membranes. In Intelligent Stimuli Responsive Materials: From Well-Defined Nanostructures to Applications, Li, Q, Ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, pp. 265-292. Published, 04/2013.
  • Fuel Cell Membranes Based on Polymer-Modified Silica Colloidal Crystals and Glasses: Proton Conductivity and Fuel Cell Performance. MRS Proceedings 2013, 1502, 10-16. Published, 03/2013.
  • SiO2@Au Core-Shell Nanospheres Self-Assemble to Form Colloidal Crystals That Can Be Sintered and Surface Modified to Produce pH-Controlled Membranes. Langmuir 2013, 29, 3749-3756. Published, 01/2013.
  • Abelow, A. E.; Zharov, I. Reversible Nanovalves in Inorganic Materials. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 21810-21818. Published, 07/13/2012.
  • Stoikov, I. I.; Yushkova, E. A.; Bukharaev, A. A.; Biziaev, D. A.; Antipin, I. A.; Konovalov, A. I.; Zharov, I. Self-assembly of p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes Stereoisomers and Metal Cations into Nanoscale Three-Dimensional Particles. J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2012, published on-line (DOI: 10.1002/poc.2981). Published, 06/24/2012.
  • Gao, Z.; Walton, N.; Zharov, I. Preparation of Dopamine-Modified Boron Nanoparticles. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 877-882. Published, 11/11/2011.
  • Abelow, A. E.; White, R. J.; Plaxco, K. W.; Zharov, I. Nanoporous Silica Colloidal Films with Molecular Transport Gated by Aptamers Responsive to Small Molecules. Coll. Czech Chem. Commun. 2011, 76, 683-694 (invited paper). Published, 05/04/2011.
  • Stoikov, I. I.; Yantemirova, A. A.; Nosov, R. V.; Rizvanov, I. K.; Julmetov, A. R.; Klochkov, V. V.; Antipin, I. S.; Konovalov, A. I.; Zharov, I. p-tert-Butyl Thiacalix[4]arenes Functionalized at the Lower Rim by Amide, Hydroxyl and Ester Groups as Anion Receptors. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2011, 9, 3225-3234. Published, 02/17/2011.
  • Ignacio-de Leon, P. A.; Zharov. I. Size-Selective Transport in Colloidal Nano-Frits. Chem. Commun, 2011, 47, 553-555. Published, 01/2011.
  • Gorbachuk, V. V.; Yakimova, L. S.; Mostovaya, O. A.; Bizyaev, D. A.; Bukharaev, A.A.; Antipin, I. A.; Konovalov, A. I.; Zharov, I.; Stoikov, I. I. Silica Nanoparticles with Proton Donor and Proton Acceptor Groups: Synthesis and Aggregation. Silicon 2011, 3, 5-12. Published, 01/2011.
  • Bohaty, A.; Abelow, A. E; I. Zharov, Nanoporous Silica Colloidal Membranes Suspended in Glass. J. Porous Mater. 2011, 18, 297-304. Published, 01/2011.

Research Statement

Current research in my group is divided between three main areas: (1) mesoporous silica colloidal membranes, (2) pore‐filed ion‐conducting materials and (3) internally functionalized ORMOSIL nanoparticles. Several new directions evolved recently or have been proposed, including (1) self-assembled mesoporous materials, (2) catalysis with surface‐immobilized Au nanoclusters, (3) mixed matrix membranes for pervaporation, (4) carbon‐based nanoporous materials for capacitive energy storage, and (5) applications of porous colloidal films in biosensing.


  • See CV for complete list of presentations. Presentation, Presented, 01/01/2021.


  • Hebrew, fluent.
  • Russian, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Israel
  • Russian Federation