Sergey Borisov graduated Chemistry Department of Herzen State University St. Petersburg (Russia) in 2000 and obtained his PhD from the same university in 2003. After a postdoc in the University of Regensburg he joined the Institute of Analytical and Food Chemistry in Graz University of Technology in 2006. Currently he holds a tenure-track University Assistant position. The main research interests of Sergey Borisov include synthesis of new luminescent dyes and their application in optical sensing materials. He is a (co)author of 74 publications in peer reviewed journals and has 6 patents/patent applications. The work attracted more than 1700 citations and the h-index of Sergey Borisov is currently 23 (Scopus, December 2013).