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Dr Olga Khutoryanskaya

Technical Manager


Managing chemistry technical team that provides a comprehensive technical support for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Chemistry discipline. We are responsible for maintaining and running chemistry teaching and some instrumentation laboratories within the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy. We also support researchers in a wide range of services, such as training in the operation, troubleshooting, installation, calibration, and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment. We are additionally involved in Open Days and widening participation events such as Salters' Festival of Chemistry, AToM day, Flavourist training course, ASE conference, FATI Course, etc.

Other responsibilities:

Permit-to-Work issuer: authorising and approving the work under a permit-to-work scheme in Chemistry and Harry Nursten Building teaching and research laboratories.

SCFP sustainability group, TS representative

Member of TS LEAF working group

TS HS&W group, TS community representative

JTAG Food & JTAG Chemistry, TS Representative

Professional experience/ previous jobs:

Technical Specialist, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK.

Teaching & CAF Technician, SCFP, University of Reading, UK.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, UK.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Glasgow, UK.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Laboratory of Polymer Synthesis, Almaty, Kazakhstan.


PhD, Polymer Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

MSc in Polymer Chemistry (distinction), Kazakh State National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

BSc in Chemistry (first class), Kazakh State National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Other achievements:

Implementation of the 5S methodology (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain) in the Chemistry teaching laboratories.

Integration (incorporation, support, and promotion) of Green Chemistry Principles, Laboratory Sustainability and Safety into laboratory culture.

Enhancement of students' awareness on laboratory safety and creating a strong safety culture.

Swimming Judge Level 1 Technical Official

Awards/ honours:

Embracing and enabling change award for helping technical services during its transition period, University of Reading, UK.

Award for "Excellence and dedication in supporting practical classes, and pro-active approach in classes", University of Reading, UK.

Award for "Supporting project students and thermal analysis equipment within the Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)", University of Reading, UK.






Khutoryanskiy V., Khutoryanskaya O., Cook J.P., Goodall G.W. Hydrogel synthesis, Patent US20130018110A1 (2013).

Khutoryanskaya O.V., Zhubanov B.A., Boiko G.I., Taukeeva S.A., Taizhan A.S. Multi-layered tampon for prevention of nasal bleeding, Kazakhstan Patent 42112 (2002).