Igor Lednev

Examines crime scene forensics, biomedical applications of Raman spectroscopy

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Igor Lednev

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Chemistry

Forensics; forensic analyis; Raman spectroscopy; crime scene investigation; laser spectroscopy; analytical and forensic chemistry, biochemistry, application of laser spectroscopy for biomedical diagnostics

Campus phone: 591-8863
Campus email: ilednev@albany.edu


Lednev graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1983. Then Dr. Lednev worked at the Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, as a group leader till 1994.

Since Perestroika, Dr. Lednev had been a visiting researcher at the University of York with Prof. Ronald Hester. He also worked as an academic visitor in Japan and Canada, and as a research professor at the University of Pittsburgh with Prof. Sanford Asher.

Dr. Lednev joined the University at Albany faculty in 2002. His current research is focused on the development and application of novel laser spectroscopy for biomedical and forensic applications. Dr. Lednev was selected recently to serve as an advisory member of the Interagency Working Group, White House Subcommittee on Forensic Science, National Science and Technology Council. Dr. Lednev is a recipient of the Research Innovation Award; he has been interviewed for press coverage over dozen times during 2009-20010 by the leading science agencies including C&E News and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has co-authored over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals.