Mariia Dmitrenko


Assistant Prof.

Mail address: 198504, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Peterhof, Universitetsky pr, 26, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry
Laboratory №:
2081, 2085
ResearcherID I-8143-2014
AuthorID 56156300400
SPIN 1786-8094
ORCID 0000-0002-6560-5946

Scientific-and-educational group:
electrochemical methods of analysis and membrane separation

Area of research:
Polymer membranes, nanocomposites, pervaporation, ultrafiltration, gas separation, nanofiltration, thermodynamics and kinetics of nonequilibrium processes, layer by layer, bulk modification, surface modification, mixed matrix membranes

Educational job:

  • Published books (chapters in books), manuals, workbooks:Penkova A.V., Pulyalina A.Y., Dimitrenko M.E., Toikka A.M. Methodical instructions to laboratory works “Membrane and catalyst systems.” Methodical manual for students of St. Petersburg State University, Institute of Chemistry. St. Petersburg 2014, 22 p.


  1. Penkova A.V., Acquah S.F.A., Dmitrenko M.E., Chen B., Semenov K.N., Kroto Harold W., Transport Properties of Cross-Linked Fullerenol-PVA Membranes // Carbon, 76, 446–450 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.04.053
  2. Penkova A.V., Acquah S.F.A., Sokolova M.P., Dmitrenko M.E., Toikka A.M., Polyvinyl alcohol membranes modified by low-hydroxylated fullerenol C60(OH)12 // Journal of Membrane Science, 49, 122–27 (2015). doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.05.011
  3. Shishov A., Penkova A., Zabrodin A., Nikolaev K., Dmitrenko M., Ermakov S., Bulatov A., Vapor permeation-stepwise injection simultaneous determination of methanol and ethanol in biodiesel with voltammetric detection // Talanta, 148, 666–672 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2015.05.041
  4. Penkova A.V., Acquah S.F.A., Dmitrenko M.E., Sokolova M.P., Mikhailova M.Е., Polyakov E.S., Ermakov S.S., Markelov D.A., Roizard D., Improvement of pervaporation PVA membranes by the controlled incorporation of fullerenol nanoparticles // Materials & Design, 96, 416–423 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.02.046
  5. Penkova A.V., Dmitrenko M.E., Sokolova M.P., Chen B., Plisko T.V., Markelov D.A., Ermakov S.S., Impact of fullerene loading on the structure and transport properties of polysulfone mixed-matrix membranes // Journal of Materials Science, 51(16), 7652-7659 (2016). doi:10.1007/s10853-016-0047-9
  6. Penkova A.V., Dmitrenko M.E., Ermakov S.S., Toikka A.M., Roizard D., Novel green PVA-fullerenol mixed matrix supported membranes for separating water-THF mixtures by pervaporation // Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1–9 (2017). doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9063-9
  7. Dmitrenko M.E., Penkova A.V., Missyul A.B., Kuzminova A.I., Markelov D.A., Ermakov S.S., Roizard D., Development and investigation of mixed-matrix PVA-fullerenol membranes for acetic acid dehydration by pervaporation // Separation and Purification Technology, 187, 285–293 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2017.06.061
  8. Dmitrenko M.E., Penkova A.V., Kuzminova A.I., Ermakov S.S., Roizard D., Investigation of polymer membranes modified by fullerenol for dehydration of organic mixtures // IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 879 012010. (2017).
  9. Semenov K.N., Meshcheriakov A.A., Charykov N.A., Dmitrenko M.E., Keskinov V.A., Murin I.V., Panova G.G., Sharoyko V.V., Kanash E. V. and Khomyakov Y.V., Physico-chemical and biological properties of C60-L-hydroxyproline water solutions† // RSC Advances, 7, 15189 (2017). doi: 10.1039/c6ra26621e
  10. Plisko T.V., Liubimova A.S., Bildyukevich A.V., Penkova A.V., Dmitrenko M.E., Mikhailovskii V.Y., Melnikova G.B., Semenov K.N., Doroshkevich N.V., Kuzminova A.I., Fabrication and characterization of polyamide-fullerenol thin film nanocomposite hollow fiber membranes with enhanced antifouling performance // Journal of Membrane Science, 551, 20–36 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.01.015
  11. Penkova A.V., Dmitrenko M.E., Savon N.A., Missyul A.B., Mazur A.S., Kuzminova A.I., Zolotarev A.A., Mikhailovskii V., Lahderanta E., Markelov D.A., Semenov K.N., Ermakov S.S., Novel mixed-matrix membranes based on polyvinyl alcohol modified by carboxyfullerenes for pervaporation dehydration // Separation and Purification Technology, 204, 1–12 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2018.04.052
  12. Dmitrenko M.E., Penkova A.V., Kuzminova A.I., Morshed M., Larionov M.I., Alem H., Zolotarev A.A., Ermakov S.S., Roizard D., Investigation of new modification strategies for PVA membranes to improve their dehydration properties by pervaporation // Applied Surface Science, 450, 527-537 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.04.169
  13. Dmitrenko M., Penkova A., Kuzminova A., Missyul A., Ermakov S., Roizard D., Development and Characterization of New Pervaporation PVA Membranes for the Dehydration Using Bulk and Surface Modifications // Polymers, 10, 571 (2018). doi: 10.3390/polym10060571
  14. Bildyukevich A.V., Plisko T.V., Liubimova A.S., Penkova A.V., Dmitrenko M.E., Fullerenol-polyamide thin film composite hollow fiber membranes for low molecular weight cut-off ultrafiltration // Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, 62, № 2, 7-12 (2018).
  15. Dmitrenko M.E., Penkova A.V., Atta R.R., Zolotarev A.A., Plisko T.V., Mazur A.S., Solovyev N.D., Ermakov S.S., The development and study of novel membrane materials based on polyphenylene isophthalamide – Pluronic F127 composite // Materials & Design, 165, 107596 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107596
  16. Otvagina K., Penkova A., Dmitrenko M., Kuzminova A., Sazanova T., Vorotyntsev A., Vorotyntsev I., Novel composite membranes based on chitosan copolymers with polyacrylonitrile and polystyrene: physicochemical properties and application for pervaporation dehydration of tetrahydrofuran // Membranes, 9, 38 (2019). doi:10.3390/membranes9030038
  17. Benzaqui M., Semino R., Carn F., Tavares S.R., Menguy N., Giménez-Marques M., Bellido E., Horcajada P., Berthelot T., Kuzminova A.I., Dmitrenko M.E., Penkova A.V., Roizard D., Serre C., Maurin G., Steunou N., Covalent and Selective Grafting of Polyethylene Glycol Brushes at the Surface of ZIF‑8 for the Processing of Membranes for Pervaporation. // ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7, I. 7, 6629-6639 (2019). doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05587
  18. Plisko T.V., Penkova A.V., Burts K.S., Bildyukevich A.V., Dmitrenko M.E., Melnikova G.B., Atta R.R., Mazur A.S., Zolotarev A.A., Missyul A.B., Effect of Pluronic F127 on porous and dense membrane structure formation via non-solvent induced and evaporation induced phase separation // Journal of Membrane Science, 580, 336–349 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.03.028
  19. Dmitrenko M.E., Penkova A.V., Kuzminova A.I., Atta R.R., Zolotarev A.A., Mazur A.S., Vezo O.S., Lahderanta E., Markelov D.A., Ermakov S.S., Development and investigation of novel polyphenylene isophthalamide pervaporation membranes modified with various fullerene derivatives // Separation and Purification Technology, 226, 241-251 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.05.092
  20. Dmitrenko M., Kuzminova A., Zolotarev A., Ermakov S., Roizard D., Penkova A., Enhanced pervaporation properties of PVA-based membranes modified with polyelectrolytes. Application to IPA dehydration // Polymers, 12, 14 (2020). doi:10.3390/polym12010014
  21. Dmitrenko M., Liamin V., Kuzminova A., Mazur A., Lahderanta E., Ermakov S., Penkova A., Novel mixed matrix sodium alginate–fullerenol membranes: development, characterization, and study in pervaporation dehydration of isopropanol // Polymers, 12, 864 (2020). doi:10.3390/polym12040864
  22. Plisko T.V., Bildyukevich A.V., Burts K. S., Ermakov S.S., Penkova A.V., Kuzminova A.I., Dmitrenko M.E., Hliavitskaya T.A. and Ulbricht M., One-Step Preparation of Antifouling Polysulfone Ultrafiltration Membranes via Modification by a Cationic Polyelectrolyte Based on Polyacrylamide // Polymers, 12, 1017 (2020). doi:10.3390/polym12051017
  23. Dmitrenko M., Zolotarev A., Plisko T., Burts K., Liamin V., Bildyukevich A., Ermakov S., Penkova A., Effect of the Formation of Ultrathin Selective Layers on the Structure and Performance of Thin-Film Composite Chitosan/PAN Membranes for Pervaporation Dehydration // Membranes, 10, 153 (2020). doi:10.3390/membranes10070153

Scholarships and grants:

1) 2014-2016 – grant from the Bortnik Foundation “UMNIK” (contract No. 3849GU1/2014 and No. 10660GU2/2015) “Development and study of the properties of novel nanocomposite membranes based on polyvinyl alcohol”;
2) 2014-2018  – grants from St. Petersburg State University for internship in the laboratory of Lorraine University, Nancy (France) under the leadership of the director of the membrane group Denis Roizard;
3) 2019-2021 – grant of the Russian Science Foundation №19-73-00105 “Development of novel mixed matrix membranes for the development of an environmentally friendly and resource-saving pervaporation process”;
4) 2017-2020 – grant of the Russian Science Foundation №17-73-20060 “Development of novel mixed matrix membranes for highly efficient, environmentally friendly and resource-saving separation of liquid mixtures” (main performer);
5) 2020-2023 – grant of the Russian Science Foundation №20-79-10064 “Development of new mixed matrix membranes based on cellulose derivatives for highly efficient, environmentally friendly and resource-saving membrane separation of liquid mixtures and the creation of catalytic membrane reactors” (main performer).

Public and organizing activity:

– Assistance in School olympiad in Chemistry of St. Petersburg State University and International Conferences “Mendeleev ” (St. Petersburg) (2013-2015, 2017, 2019), XXI Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry (2019);

– Invited lecture at a seminar organized by the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Delhi and KIRORI MAL College, Delhi, India (26.09.2017);

– Jury member of the VI International Tournament of Natural Sciences (November 11-15, 2015, St. Petersburg), IX International Tournament of Natural Sciences (November 11-21, 2018) (, Conference “Science and Progress” (November 12-14, 2018) (, X International Tournament of Natural Sciences (November 2019) (

Academic and professional awards:

  • diploma for the best poster at VI International Conference on Chemistry “Mendeleev-2012”, Section 4 – Physical Chemistry, St. Petersburg (2012);
  • increased academic stipend of St. Petersburg State University (2013);
  • certificate of Merit for the first place in the competition for the Best Research Poster at Chemistry PhD Conference Institute of Chemistry St. Petersburg State University (2014);
  • the winner in the nomination of a research project in a competition of business ideas, scientific and technical developments and research projects “Young, Daring, Perspectives” (2016) (the competition is held by the Committee on Science and High Education in accordance with the Decree of the Government of St. Petersburg from 30.06.2010 No. 883);
  • the winner of the university award “For Scientific Works” in the category “For the contribution of young researchers to science ” and for the series of works “Transport characteristics and physicochemical properties of polymeric membranes modified with carbon nanoparticles” (December 25, 2017);
  • diploma of laureate for poster presentations at 15 International Youth School-Conference “Magnetic resonance and its application. SPINUS” (April 1-6, 2018, Saint-Petersburg);
  • the winner of subsidies to young scientists, young candidates of science universities, industry and academic institutions located in St. Petersburg (November 26, 2018, diploma of the series PSP №18800);
  • diploma of II degree for the best oral report among young scientists presented at the XIV Scientific Conference (with international participation) “Membranes-2019”, 21-25 October, Sochi (2019).