Maxim Yutkin, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​​​Research Scientist - Patzek Group

Research Interest

​Thanks to a classical chemical education, Dr. Maxim Yutkin is interested in both practical and experimental research. In his early career he has dedicated a lot of attention to synthetic coordination chemistry and in particular porous metal-organic frameworks. More recently, Yutkin is investigated the chemistry of fracturing fluids and their interactions with proppant and rock.

Selected Publications

  • Controlled Inhomogeneous Proppant Aggregate Formation
    S. V. Semenov, M. K. R. Panga, G. H. Szabo, M. P. Yutkin, K. M. Kaprielova, N. B. Gorshkov...
    US/2015/0144339/A1, (2015)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Expected and Unexpected Topologies of Homochiral Porous Metal(II) Malate Framewor...
    M. P. Yutkin, M. S. Zavakhina, D. G. Samsonenko, D. N. Dybtsev, V. P. Fedin
    Inorg. Cheim. Acta, 2013, 394, 367, doi: 10.1016/j.ica.2012.08.012, (2013)
  • Enantioselective Sorption of Alcohols in a Homochiral Metal–Organic Framework
    K. Suh, M. P. Yutkin, D. N. Dybtsev, V. P. Fedin, K. Kim
    Chem. Comm., 2012, 48, 513, doi: 10.1039/c1cc16209h, (2012)
  • Homochiral Porous Metal–Organic Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Structure and Functional Properties (Review)
    M. P. Yutkin, D. N. Dybtsev, V. P. Fedin
    Russ. Chem. Rev., , 80, 1009, doi: 10.1070/rc2011v080n11abeh004193, (2011)
  • Modular, Homochiral, Porous Coordination Polymers: Rational Design, Enantioselective Guest Exchange Sorption and Ab...
    D. N. Dybtsev, M. P. Yutkin, D. G. Samsonenko, V. P. Fedin, A. L. Nuzhdin, A. A. Bezrukov...
    Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 10348, doi: 10.1002/chem.201000522 , (2010)
  • Isoreticular Homochiral Porous Metal–Organic Structures with Tunable Pore Sizes
    D. N. Dybtsev, M. P. Yutkin, E. V. Peresypkina, A. V. Virovets, C. Serre, G. Férey, V P. F...
    Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 6843, doi: 10.1021/ic7009226, (2007)
  • Methods of Treating Subterranean Formations with Fluids Comprising Proppant Containing Particle
    G.H. Szabo, M.K.R. Panga, S.V. Semenov, A.Yakovlev, M.P. Yutkin, K. Bagdasarova
    US9638016 (granted patent), (2017)
  • Method for Producing Hydrophobic Proppant Agglomerates, and Use thereof
    M.P. Yutkin, G.H. Szabo, S.V. Semenov, K.M. Kaprielova, S.S. Skiba
    WO 2016099320 A1 , (2016)


  • PhD, Chemistry, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of Siberian Branch of RAS, 2011
  • MSc, Chemistry, Novosibirsk State University, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​In 2007 Maxim Yutkin graduated from Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of Siberian Branch of RAS with a diploma in Chemistry.  He stayed under the supervision of prof. Fedin to pursue his doctoral degree.  In 2011, after successful defense of his PhD thesis, Yutkin joined Division of Advanced Materials Science at Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, as a Post-doctoral Fellow.
  • After Post-doctoral appointment Yutkin joined the Technology and Engineering Center of one of the world's leading Oil and Gas service companies. In 2015 having become focused on chemistry and surface interactions of fracturing fluids with reservoir he joined ANPERC at KAUST as a Research Scientist.


  • ​2008-2010 Award from Russian Foundation for Small Business Development (“Participant of the Youth Science and Innovation Contest”)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)