Dmitry Kirsanov


Prof., Dr. Sci. (Chem.)

Mail address: 198504, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Peterhof, Universitetsky pr, 26, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry
ResearcherID: J-7508-2012
AuthorID: 6602535169
ORCID: 0000-0002-5667-6910

Scientific-and-educational group:
applied chemometrics

Area of research:
chemometrics, chemical sensors, multisensor systems, “electronic tongue”

Main results of applied work:
Russian patent RU 2 428 683. Ion-selective sensor membrane composition for detection of cadmium ions. Priority date: 27.05.2010. A. Legin, D. Kirsanov, V. Babain, Z. Smirnova, E. Legin, I. Eliseev, N. Borisova, M. Reshetova, A. Kostin.
Russian patent RU 2 460 066, Composition of membrane for ion-selective electrode. Priority date: 31.05.2011. A. Legin, D. Kirsanov, M. Alyapyshev, V. Babain, Yu. Blinova.
Russian patent RU 2 485 512, Diagnostic Technique For Pathologies Related To Endocrinopathies. Priority date: 11.08.2011. L. Kartsova, E. Ob’edkova, E. Bessonova, D. Kirsanov, L. Velikanova.

Educational job:

  • Teaching courses:
    “Introduction to chemometrics” (master’s program, 1st year)
    “Multivariate data analysis” (PhD program)
  • Published books (chapters in books), manuals, workbooks:
    Promising Analytical Techniques for HLW Analysis (A.V. Legin, D.O. Kirsanov, V.A. Babain, L.N. Gall, N.R. Gall) in “Radioactive Waste: Sources, Types and Management”, Editors: Satoshi Yuan and Wenxu Hidaka, Chapter 3, pp. 77-96, NOVA Science Publishers Inc, Hauppauge NY, USA, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-62100-188-1.
    Developing sensing materials for multisensor systems on the basis of extraction data (D. Kirsanov, V. Babain, A. Legin) in “Multisensor Systems for Chemical Analysis: Materials and Sensors”, Editors: L.Lvova, D. Kirsanov, C. Di Natale, A. Legin, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 2014, Print ISBN: 9789814411158 eBook ISBN: 9789814411165.
    Monitoring of Fermentation and Biotechnological Processes (Rudnitskaya, A., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A.) in “Electronic Noses and Tongues in Food Science”, Editor María Luz Rodríguez Méndez, Chapter 22, pp. 225-233, Elsevier Inc., Amsterdam, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-12-800243-8
  • Scientific supervision and co-supervision of 3 PhD, 4 masters, 4 bachelors, 8 cpecialists


  1. Khaydukova, M., Kirsanov, D., Pein-Hackelbusch, M., Immohr, L.I., Gilemkhanova, V., Legin, A. Critical view on drug dissolution in artificial saliva: A possible use of in-line e-tongue measurements (2017) European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 99, pp. 266-271.
  2. Debus, B., Kirsanov, D.O., Panchuk, V.V., Semenov, V.G., Legin, A. Three-point multivariate calibration models by correlation constrained MCR-ALS: A feasibility study for quantitative analysis of complex mixtures (2017) Talanta, 163, pp. 39-47.
  3. Panchuk, V., Lvova, L., Kirsanov, D., Gonçalves, C.G., Di Natale, C., Paolesse, R., Legin, A.
    Extending electronic tongue calibration lifetime through mathematical drift correction: Case study of microcystin toxicity analysis in waters (2016) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 237, pp. 962-968.
  4. Lvova, L., Guanais Gonçalves, C., Petropoulos, K., Micheli, L., Volpe, G., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Viaggiu, E., Congestri, R., Guzzella, L., Pozzoni, F., Palleschi, G., Di Natale, C., Paolesse, R. Electronic tongue for microcystin screening in waters (2016) Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 80, pp. 154-160.
  5. Yaroshenko, I., Kirsanov, D., Kartsova, L., Sidorova, A., Sun, Q., Wan, H., He, Y., Wang, P., Legin, A. Exploring bitterness of traditional Chinese medicine samples by potentiometric electronic tongue and by capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography coupled to UV detection (2016) Talanta, 152, pp. 105-111.
  6. Timofeeva, I., Medinskaia, K., Nikolaeva, L., Kirsanov, D., Bulatov, A. Stepwise injection potentiometric determination of caffeine in saliva using single-drop microextraction combined with solvent exchange (2016) Talanta, 150, pp. 655-660.
  7. Voitechovic, E., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A. An approach to potentiometric sensing of sugars: Baker’s yeast assisted pH electrode (2016) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 225, pp. 209-212.
  8. Voitechovič, E., Korepanov, A., Kirsanov, D., Jahatspanian, I., Legin, A. Bio-assisted potentiometric multisensor system for purity evaluation of recombinant protein A (2016) Talanta, 156-157, pp. 87-94.
  9. Alyapyshev, M., Ashina, J., Dar’In, D., Kenf, E., Kirsanov, D., Tkachenko, L., Legin, A., Starova, G., Babain, V. 1,10-Phenanthroline-2,9-dicarboxamides as ligands for separation and sensing of hazardous metals (2016) RSC Advances, 6 (73), pp. 68642-68652.
  10. Bogomolov, A., Ageev, V., Zabarylo, U., Usenov, I., Schulte, F., Kirsanov, D., Belikova, V., Minet, O., Feliksberger, E., Meshkovsky, I., Artyushenko, V.
    LED-based near infrared sensor for cancer diagnostics (2016) Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging – Proceedings of SPIE, 9715, art. no. 971510, .
  11. Kirsanov, D., Panchuk, V., Goydenko, A., Khaydukova, M., Semenov, V., Legin, A. Improving precision of X-ray fluorescence analysis of lanthanide mixtures using partial least squares regression (2015) Spectrochimica Acta – Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, 113, art. no. 4973, pp. 126-131.
  12. Pein, M., Kirsanov, D., Ciosek, P., del Valle, M., Yaroshenko, I., Wesoły, M., Zabadaj, M., Gonzalez-Calabuig, A., Wróblewski, W., Legin, A. Independent comparison study of six different electronic tongues applied for pharmaceutical analysis (2015) Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 114, pp. 321-329.
  13. Voitechovič, E., Bratov, A., Abramova, N., Razumiene, J., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Lakshmi, D., Piletsky, S., Whitcombe, M., Ivanova-Mitseva, P.K. Development of label-free impedimetric platform based on new conductive polyaniline polymer and three-dimensional interdigitated electrode array for biosensor applications (2015) Electrochimica Acta, 173, pp. 59-66.
  14. Debus, B., Kirsanov, D., Ruckebusch, C., Agafonova-Moroz, M., Babain, V., Lumpov, A., Legin, A. Restoring important process information from complex optical spectra with MCR-ALS: Case study of actinide reduction in spent nuclear fuel reprocessing (2015) Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 146, pp. 241-249.
  15. Khaydukova, M., Cetó, X., Kirsanov, D., del Valle, M., Legin, A. A Tool for General Quality Assessment of Black Tea—Retail Price Prediction by an Electronic Tongue (2015) Food Analytical Methods, 8 (5), pp. 1088-1092.
    Debus, B., Kirsanov, D., Yaroshenko, I., Sidorova, A., Piven, A., Legin, A. Two low-cost digital camera-based platforms for quantitative creatinine analysis in urine (2015) Analytica Chimica Acta, 895, pp. 71-79.
  16. Yaroshenko, I., Kirsanov, D., Kartsova, L., Sidorova, A., Borisova, I., Legin, A. Determination of urine ionic composition with potentiometric multisensor system (2015) Talanta, 131, pp. 556-561.
  17. Zadorozhnaya, O., Kirsanov, D., Buzhinsky, I., Tsarev, F., Abramova, N., Bratov, A., Muñoz, F.J., Ribó, J., Bori, J., Riva, M.C., Legin, A. Water pollution monitoring by an artificial sensory system performing in terms of Vibrio fischeri bacteria (2015) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 207 (PB), pp. 1069-1075.
  18. Yaroshenko, I.S., Kirsanov, D.O., Wang, P., Ha, D., Wan, H., He, J., Vlasov, Y.G., Legin, A.V. Determination of the toxicity of herb preparations of the traditional Chinese medicine with a multisensor system (2015) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 88 (1), pp. 72-81.
  19. Kirsanov, D., Panchuk, V., Agafonova-Moroz, M., Khaydukova, M., Lumpov, A., Semenov, V., Legin, A. A sample-effective calibration design for multiple components (2014) Analyst, 139 (17), pp. 4303-4309.
  20. Kirsanov, D., Legin, E., Zagrebin, A., Ignatieva, N., Rybakin, V., Legin, A. Mimicking Daphnia magna bioassay performance by an electronic tongue for urban water quality control (2014) Analytica Chimica Acta, 824, pp. 64-70.
  21. Obedkova, E.V., Kartsova, L.A., Kirsanov, D.O., Velikanova, L.I., Legin, A.V. Generation of characteristic profiles of steroid hormones by reversed-phase HPLC (2014) Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 69 (2), pp. 200-204.
  22. Kirsanov, D., Cetó, X., Khaydukova, M., Blinova, Y., Del Valle, M., Babain, V., Legin, A. A combination of dynamic measurement protocol and advanced data treatment to resolve the mixtures of chemically similar analytes with potentiometric multisensor system (2014) Talanta, 119, pp. 226-231.
  23. Khaydukova, M.M., Zadorozhnaya, O.A., Kirsanov, D.O., Iken, H., Rolka, D., Schöning, M., Babain, V.A., Vlasov, Yu.G., Legin, A.V. Multivariate processing of atomic-force microscopy images for detection of the response of plasticized polymeric membranes (2014) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 87 (3), pp. 307-314.
  24. Yaroshenko, I., Kirsanov, D., Kartsova, L., Bhattacharyya, N., Sarkar, S., Legin, A. On the application of simple matrix methods for electronic tongue data processing: Case study with black tea samples (2014) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 191, pp. 67-74.
  25. Zadorozhnaya, O.A., Kirsanov, D.O., Vlasov, Yu.G., Tonkopii, V.D., Rybakin, V.N., Zagrebin, A.O., Legin, A.V. Determination of the integral toxicity of water in terms of biotesting with a multisensor system sensitive to individual toxicants (2014) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 87 (4), pp. 412-418.
  26. Wan, H., Sun, Q., Zhao, H., Zhang, W., Cai, W., Wang, P., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A. In situ determination of cadmium and lead in water environment based on microelectrode array combined PLS with local optimum method (2013) Analytical Methods, 5 (7), pp. 1823-1829.
    Rudnitskaya, A., Kirsanov, D., Blinova, Y., Legin, E., Seleznev, B., Clapham, D., Ives, R.S., Saunders, K.A., Legin, A. Assessment of bitter taste of pharmaceuticals with multisensor system employing 3 way PLS regression (2013) Analytica Chimica Acta, 770, pp. 45-52.
  27. Zhang, W., Wan, H., Sun, Q., Ha, D., Wang, P., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A. Smart voltammetric procedure in an automatic trace metal monitoring system for expanding the measurement range of a gold-band microelectrode array (2013) Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (4), art. no. 045801, .
  28. Kirsanov, D., Babain, V., Agafonova-Moroz, M., Lumpov, A., Legin, A. Approach to on-line monitoring of PUREX process using chemometric processing of the optical spectral data (2013) Radiochimica Acta, 101 (3), pp. 149-154.
  29. Kirsanov, D., Zadorozhnaya, O., Krasheninnikov, A., Komarova, N., Popov, A., Legin, A. Water toxicity evaluation in terms of bioassay with an Electronic Tongue (2013) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 179, pp. 282-286.
    Ikena, H., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Schöning, M.J. Novel thin-film polymeric materials for the detection of heavy metals (2012) Procedia Engineering, 47, pp. 322-325.
  30. Ha, D., Hu, N., Wu, C.X., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Khaydukova, M., Wang, P. Novel structured light-addressable potentiometric sensor array based on PVC membrane for determination of heavy metals (2012) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 174, pp. 59-64.
  31. Hu, N., Ha, D., Wu, C., Zhou, J., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Wang, P. A LAPS array with low cross-talk for non-invasive measurement of cellular metabolism (2012) Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 187, pp. 50-56.
  32. Clapham, D., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Rudnitskaya, A., Saunders, K. Assessing taste without using humans: Rat brief access aversion model and electronic tongue (2012) International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 435 (2), pp. 137-139.
  33. Spelthahn, H., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Osterrath, T., Schubert, J., Zander, W., Schöning, M.J. Development of a thin-film sensor array for analytical monitoring of heavy metals in aqueous solutions (2012) Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, 209 (5), pp. 885-891.
  34. Kirsanov, D.O., Borisova, N.E., Reshetova, M.D., Ivanov, A.V., Korotkov, L.A., Eliseev, I.I., Alyapyshev, M.Y., Spiridonov, I.G., Legin, A.V., Vlasov, Y.G., Babain, V.A. Novel diamides of 2,2′-dipyridyl-6,6′-dicarboxylic acid: Synthesis, coordination properties, and possibilities of use in electrochemical sensors and liquid extraction (2012) Russian Chemical Bulletin, 61 (4), pp. 881-890.
  35. Kirsanov, D., Babain, V., Agafonova-Moroz, M., Lumpov, A., Legin, A.Combination of optical spectroscopy and chemometric techniques – A possible way for on-line monitoring of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) reprocessing (2012) Radiochimica Acta, 100 (3), pp. 185-188.
  36. Kirsanov, D., Mednova, O., Vietoris, V., Kilmartin, P.A., Legin, A. Towards reliable estimation of an “electronic tongue” predictive ability from PLS regression models in wine analysis (2012) Talanta, 90, pp. 109-116.
    Kirsanov, D., Khaydukova, M., Tkachenko, L., Legin, A., Babain, V. Potentiometric Sensor Array for Analysis of Complex Rare Earth Mixtures (2012) Electroanalysis, 24 (1), pp. 121-130.
  37. Spiridonov, I.G., Kirsanov, D.O., Babain, V.A., Alyapyshev, M.Y., Eliseev, N.I., Vlasov, Y.G., Legin, A.V. Polymeric sensors for determination of rare-earth metal ions, based on diamides of dipicolinic acid (2011) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 84 (8), pp. 1354-1361.
  38. Papieva, I.S., Kirsanov, D.O., Legin, A.V., Kartsova, L.A., Alekseeva, A.V., Vlasov, Yu.G., Bhattacharyya, N., Sarkar, S., Bandyopadkhyay, R. Analysis of tea samples with a multisensor system and capillary electrophoresis (2011) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 84 (6), pp. 964-971.
  39. Pol’shin, E.N., Kirsanov, D.O., Rudnitskaya, A.M., Legin, A.V., Vlasov, Y.G. Comparison of the analytical potential of individual sensors and a multisensor system of the “electronic tongue” type for the example of determination of the perchlorate ion (2010) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 83 (9), pp. 1563-1569.
  40. Alyapyshev, M., Babain, V., Borisova, N., Eliseev, I., Kirsanov, D., Kostin, A., Legin, A., Reshetova, M., Smirnova, Z. 2,2′-Dipyridyl-6,6′-dicarboxylic acid diamides: Synthesis, complexation and extraction properties (2010) Polyhedron, 29 (8), pp. 1998-2005.
  41. Polshin, E., Rudnitskaya, A., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Saison, D., Delvaux, F., Delvaux, F.R., Nicolaï, B.M., Lammertyn, J. Electronic tongue as a screening tool for rapid analysis of beer (2010) Talanta, 81 (1-2), pp. 88-94.
  42. Alyapyshev, M.Y., Babain, V.A., Boyko, V.I., Eliseev, I.I., Kirsanov, D.O., Klimchuk, O.V., Legin, A.V., Mikhailina, E.S., Rodik, R.V., Smirnov, I.V. Calixarenes functionalized with phosphine oxide and diamide functions as extractants and ionofores for rare-earth metals (2010) Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 67 (1-2), pp. 117-126.
  43. Baranov, A.M., Vasil’Ev, A.A., Zaretskii, N.P., Filippov, V.I., Vlasov, Yu.G., Kirsanov, D.O., Legin, A.V. Chemical sensors based on metal-electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor structures for determining carbon dioxide in air (2009) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 82 (11), pp. 1953-1958.
  44. Babain, V.A., Legin, A.V., Kirsanov, D.O., Rudnitskaya, A.M., Tatuev, Y.M., Baulin, V.E. New chemical sensors based on extraction systems for stable fission products analysis (2009) Radiochimica Acta, 97 (9), pp. 479-484.
  45. Rudnitskaya, A., Polshin, E., Kirsanov, D., Lammertyn, J., Nicolai, B., Saison, D., Delvaux, F.R., Delvaux, F., Legin, A. Instrumental measurement of beer taste attributes using an electronic tongue (2009) Analytica Chimica Acta, 646 (1-2), pp. 111-118.
  46. Kirsanov, D.O., Mednova, O.V., Pol’Shin, E.N., Legin, A.V., Alyapyshev, M.Yu., Eliseev, I.I., Babain, V.A., Vlasov, Yu.G. New polymeric chemical sensors for determination of lead ions (2009) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 82 (2), pp. 247-254.
  47. Rudnitskaya, A., Legin, A., Seleznev, B., Kirsanov, D., Vlasov, Y. Detection of ultra-low activities of heavy metal ions by an array of potentiometric chemical sensors (2008) Microchimica Acta, 163 (1-2), pp. 71-80.
  48. Legin, A.V., Babain, V.A., Kirsanov, D.O., Mednova, O.V. Cross-sensitive rare earth metal ion sensors based on extraction systems (2008) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 131 (1), pp. 29-36.
  49. Beullens, K., Mészáros, P., Vermeir, S., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Buysens, S., Cap, N., Nicolaï, B.M., Lammertyn, J. Analysis of tomato taste using two types of electronic tongues (2008) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 131 (1), pp. 10-17.
  50. Legin, A., Babain, V., Kirsanov, D., Rudnitskaya, A., Rovny, S., Logunov, M. Multicomponent analysis of mixed rare-earth metal ion solutions by the electronic tongue sensor system (2007) GLOBAL 2007: Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems, pp. 1817-1821.
  51. Kirsanov, D.O., Legin, A.V., Kulikova, A.P., Pol’shin, E.N., Vlasov, Yu.G. Polymeric sensors for determination of anions of organic acids (2007) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 80 (5), pp. 799-804.
  52. Rudnitskaya, A., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Beullens, K., Lammertyn, J., Nicolaï, B.M., Irudayaraj, J. Analysis of apples varieties – comparison of electronic tongue with different analytical techniques (2006) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 116 (1-2), pp. 23-28.
  53. Beullens, K., Kirsanov, D., Irudayaraj, J., Rudnitskaya, A., Legin, A., Nicolaï, B.M., Lammertyn, J. The electronic tongue and ATR-FTIR for rapid detection of sugars and acids in tomatoes (2006) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 116 (1-2), pp. 107-115.
  54. Legin, A.V., Kirsanov, D.O., Babain, V.A., Borovoy, A.V., Herbst, R.S. Cross-sensitive rare-earth metal sensors based on bidentate neutral organophosphorus compounds and chlorinated cobalt dicarbollide (2006) Analytica Chimica Acta, 572 (2), pp. 243-247.
  55. Kirsanov, D.O., Legin, A.V., Babain, V.A., Vlasov, Yu.G. Polymeric sensors based on extraction systems for determination of rare-earth metals (2005) Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 78 (4), pp. 568-573.
  56. Beullens, K., Irudayaraj, J., Nicolaï, B.M., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Lammertyn, J. Novel techniques for fast taste profiling of tomatoes. (2004) Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences, 69 (2), pp. 57-60.
  57. Legin, A., Kirsanov, D., Rudnitskaya, A., Iversen, J.J.L., Seleznev, B., Esbensen, K.H., Mortensen, J., Houmøller, L.P., Vlasov, Y. Multicomponent analysis of fermentation growth media using the electronic tongue (ET)(2004) Talanta, 64 (3), pp. 766-772.
  58. Legin, A., Makarychev-Mikhailov, S., Kirsanov, D., Mortensen, J., Vlasov, Y. Solvent polymeric membranes based on tridodecylmethylammonium chloride studied by potentiometry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (2004) Analytica Chimica Acta, 514 (1), pp. 107-113.
  59. Esbensen, K., Kirsanov, D., Legin, A., Rudnitskaya, A., Mortensen, J., Pedersen, J., Vognsen, L., Makarychev-Mikhailov, S., Vlasov, Y. Fermentation monitoring using multisensor systems: Feasibility study of the electronic tongue (2004) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 378 (2), pp. 391-395.
  60. Legin, A., Makarychev-Mikhailov, S., Goryacheva, O., Kirsanov, D., Vlasov, Y. Cross-sensitive chemical sensors based on tetraphenylporphyrin and phthalocyanine (2002) Analytica Chimica Acta, 457 (2), pp. 297-303.

Public and organizing activity:
Expert at Russian Scientific Fund
Expert at Russian Academy of Science

Academic and professional awards:
2013 Invited professor at University Lille 1 (France)
2013 Excellence in Reviewing Certificate from Sensors And Actuators B: Chemical (Elsevier)
2015 Best young scientist award at CAC-2015 (Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry) conference
2017 Invited lecturer at “Use Of Biosensors For Food Safety And Quality Control” school, Zaragoza, Spain