Graduated from Chemical Department, Moscow State University (1997), senior research fellow at Department of Electrochemistry, Chemical Faculty, MSU.
1991-1997 - Chemical Faculty, Moscow State University.
1997-2000 - PhD student at Department of Electrochemistry, MSU
since 2000 - research fellow at Department of Electrochemistry, Chemical Faculty, MSU.
Diploma thesis: “The investigation of crystal size effects origins in electrocatalytic processes on platinized platinum”, completed June 1997
PhD thesis: “The structure of platnium nanocatalysts and their electrochemical properties “, completed June 2000
1996 - student fellowship (award of International Scientific Soros Educational Program, ISEP)
1999 - PhD student fellowship (award of ISEP)
1999 - Young scientist fellowship by INTAS foundation
2001 - Research fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt foundation
March-May 1999, November 2000 – January 2001, Electrochemistry group of Prof. David J. Schiffrin, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK
Electrochemical and IRAS study of oxalic acid oxidation on polyrcyrstalline and nanostructured Pt 
April-June 2001, Bioinorganic group of Prof. Jens Ulstrup, Institute of Chemistry, Danish Technological University, Lyngby, DK
Electrochemistry and in situ STM of heteropolyoxometallates on Au(111)
October 2001 – March 2005, Electrochemistry group of Priv. Doz. Th.Wandlowski, Institute of Thin Films and Interfaces, Research Center Jülich, Germany,
specific adsorption of sulfate on Au(111) 
formation of organic condensed surface phases on Au(111) 
electrocatalytic processes on bare Au(111) and Pd/Au(111) 
Research intersts: Fabrication of nanostructured electrocatalytic materials: electrochemical and chemical formation, electrodeposition, colloidal immobilization. Study of electrocatalytic processes by various electrochemical techniques (including AC methods), FTIR study of electrified metal-electrolyte interfaces: conventional IRAS, ATR-SEIRAS.
O.A.Petrii, G.A.Tsirlina, S.N.Pron’kin, F.M.Spiridonov, M.L.Khruscheva, Platinized platinum: the dependence of particle size and texture on the preparation conditions. Russ.J.Electrochem., 25(1999)12-22
S.N.Pron’kin, G.A.Tsirlina, O.A.Petrii, S.Yu.Vassiliev, Nanoparticles of Pt hydrosol, immobilized on Au support and approach to the study of structural effects in electrocatalysis, Electrochim.Acta 46(2001)2343
S.N.Pron’kin, O.A.Petrii, G.A.Tsirlina, D.J.Schiffrin, Size effects on the electrochemical oxidation of oxalic acid on nanocrystalline platinum. J.Electroanal.Chem., 480(2000)112-119
Th.Wandlowski, K.Ataka, S.Pronkin, D.Diesing, Surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy – Au(111-20nm) sulphuric acid – new aspects and challenges, Electrochimica Acta 49(2004)1233-1247
S.Pronkin, Th.Wandlowski, Time-resolved in situ ATR-SEIRAS study of adsorption and 2D phase formation of uracil on gold electrode. J.Electroanal.Chem., 550-551(2003)131-147
S.Pronkin, Th.Wandlowski, ATR-SEIRAS – an approach to probe the reactivity of Pd-modified quasi-single crystal gold film electrodes, Surf. Sci., 573(2004)109-127
Ancient oriental teachings (confucianism, buddhism)
Martial arts (Shotokan karate-do)