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Yury E. (Eugene) Shapiro Edit Profile

Professor of Chemistry , research scientist in physical chemistry and biophysics

Yury E. Shapiro, Ukrainian and Israeli scientist and chemistry educator.


Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Biophysics, Biochemistry


Bachelor of Science, Polytech. Institute, Jaroslavl, Russia, 1968; Master of Science, Polytech. Institute, Jaroslavl, Russia, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia, 1974; Doctor of Science, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Kiev, Ukraine, 1990.


Assistant lecturer at Polytech Institute, Yaroslavl, Russia, 1970-1979, head of laboratory, Yaroslavl, Russia, 1979-1988. Senior research associate at Bogatsky Physico Chemical Institute, Odessa, Ukraine, 1988-1991, Head of laboratory 1991-1997. Professor of Chemistry at Mechnikov State University, 1992-2000, Professor of Biochemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Visiting professor at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1997-1998, and at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1998-2000.


  • Published more than 200 papers, reviews and book chapters in the field of his investigations. Scientific interests: NMR spectroscopy of biopolymers and synthetic polymers; NMR spectroscopy of colloid and liquid crystal systems; theoretical and experimental conformational analysis; molecular diffusion; biocatalysis; structure of the supramolecular compounds; nanotechnology. Author of more than ten patents.


  • Chapter: Delivery System Handbook for Personal Care and Cosmetic Products: Technology, Applications and Formulations. M. R. Rosen, Ed. W. Andrew, Inc.: New York, 2005, pp. 213-256.

    • Co-author: TagravitTM microcapsules as controlled drug delivery devices and their formulations.

  • Chapter: Encyclopaedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. J. A. Schwarz, C. Contescu and K. Putyera, Eds. Vol. 4, Marcel Dekker: New York, 2004, pp. 2339-2354.

    • Author: Nanoencapsulation of bioactive substances.

  • Chapter: Encyclopaedia of Surface and Colloid Science. 2nd Edition. P. Somasundaran, Ed. Taylor & Francis: New York, 2006, Vol 6, pp. 4811-4828.

    • Author: Polymer dispersions: Nuclear magnetic resonance studies.

  • Review: Bulletin of Magnetic Resonance. 7 (1), 27-58

    • Author: Analysis of chain microstructure by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy.

  • Review: J. Inclusion Phenomena & Molec. Recognition in Chem. 24, 175-186

    • Co-author: Inclusion compounds of psychotropic agents and cyclodextrins.

  • Review: Progr. Biophys. & Molec. Biol. 112 (3), 58-117

    • Author: NMR spectroscopy on domain dynamics in biomacromolecules.

  • Review: Progr. NMR Spectr., 56 (4), 360-405

    • Co-author: Structural dynamics of bio-macromolecules by NMR: the slowly relaxing local structure approach.

  • Review: Progr. Polymer Sci. 36 (9), 1184-1253

    • Author: Structure and dynamics of hydrogels and organogels: an NMR spectroscopy approach.

  • Review: Russian Chem. Rev., 57 (8), 1253-1272

    • Author: Paramagnetic hydrophilic probing of colloid systems by the NMR spectroscopy.

  • Review: Russian Chemical Rev., 53 (8), 1407-1420

    • Author: Use of the lanthanide shift reagents for analysis of polymer microstructure with the aid of NMR spectroscopy.



Member of the World Association of the Theoretically Oriented Chemists, International Liquid Crystal Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, tennis, medieval history, classic and rock music.


Son of Eugene A. and Galina A. (Popova) S. Married Tatyana I. Klyukina, July 23, 1969; 1 child, Irina.

Eugene A.

Galina A. (Popova) S.

Tatyana I. Klyukina