Natalia was born in Ryazan, Russia. She received two PhDs in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry at Moscow State University, Russia and Colorado State University, USA, respectively, and was a postdoc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2013, Natalia was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University of South Carolina. Her current research interests include graphitic hybrid materials for sustainable energy conversion, sensors, and artificial biomimetic systems.


IAS Hans Fischer Fellowship

Camille Dreyfus Teaching-Scholar Award

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

Cottrell Scholar Award

Breakthrough Research Award

McCausland Fellowship

Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Scialog Fellow

NSF Career Award


MIT Infinite Kilometer Postdoctoral Award 

MIT/Bruker Symposium Poster Award

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Colorado State University

XIX International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry Poster Award

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

ECS Poster Award

Herbert H. Uhlig ECS Summer Fellowship

ECS Solid-State Science and Technology Poster Award

AWIS Educational Foundation Citation of Merit

International J. Soros Science Education Program Fellowship

Euler Student Fellowship

V.F. Luginin Research Award, Moscow State University

International Student Conference (first prize), Moscow State University