240 David Aghmashenebeli Alley,Tbilisi - 0131

Contact Information

T: (+995) 32 225-01-60


Katsarava Ramaz


Institute of Chemistry & Molecular Engineering Agricultural University of Georgia


Creation of new “Active” and “Active-Silyl” polycondensation methods of polymers synthesis, development of “Silyl” and “Click” polycondensations. Synthesis of various hetero-chain polymers (polyamides, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyureas, poly(heteroarylene)s, etc. using new polycondensation methods of polymer synthesis. Synthesis, study and applications of new biodegradable and biocompatible (bioassimilative) polymers – pseudo-proteins [poly(ester amide)s, poly(ester urethane)s, poly(esterurea)s and copolymer thereof, functional, water soluble polymers, hydrogels etc.) composed of naturally occurring and non-toxic building blocks such as -amino acids, -hydroxy acids, dicarbixylic acits and diols. The application of pseudo-proteins as resorbable surgical materials, drug sustained/controlled release devices, artificila organs, etc.

Scientific interests in past: synthesis of aromatic poly(amino amido acid)s by interaction of aromatic tetraamines with aromatic dianhydrides, synthesis of soluble poly(benzoylene benzimidazole)s, polyimides and other thermally and radio stable polymers on the basis of aromatic poly(amino amido acid)s.

Education - Scientific Degree

  1. 2019


    Georgian National Academy of Sciences
  2. 1988

    Doctor of Chemical Sciences

  3. 1971

    Candidate of Chemical Sciences (PhD)

  4. 1966-1969

    Post-graduate study

    Moscow D.I. Mendeleev Chemical-Technological Institute
  5. 1960-1966


    Georgian Polytechnic Institute

Professional Experience

  1. 2013 - present
    Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Agricultural University of Georgia
  2. 2009-2013
    Institute of Medical Polymeric Materials, Tbilisi State University
  3. 1997 - present
    Head of the Center
    Center of Medical Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Georgian Technical University (Tbilisi)
  4. 1993 - present
    Georgian Technical University
  5. 1986-1998
    Head of Laboratory
    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Georgian Acad. Sci. (Tbilisi)
  6. 1974-1986
    Senior Researcher
    I.Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Acad. Sci. (Tbilisi)
  7. 1970-1973
    A.N.Nesmeyanov Institute of Elementorganic Compounds (INEOS), Acad Sci. of USSR, Moscow R
  8. 1966
    P.Melikishvili Inxtitute of Physical and Organic Chemistry (Tbilisi)

Awards & Prizes

  • 2018
    The Swante Arrenius International Prize for the Creation of Pseudo-proteins for Biomedical Applications
  • 2017
    The best Georgian Scientist of the year
    Awarded by the Shota Rustaveli NSF of Georgia
  • 2007
    Gold Medalist
    Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • 1999
    Honour’s order-bearer