Lev A. Sviridov is a Senior Research Associate at City College of New York. Sviridov received a Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from CCNY where he majored in chemistry and conducted research in the compositions and origins of aerosols. While at CCNY, Lev served as the student body president of the most diverse college in the United States and served on the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. In addition to college-related activities, Lev served as the permanent representative of the Glasnost Public Foundation to the United Nations, representing the only human rights NGO from Russia to be recognized by the DPI NGO of the UN.
Lev is a Senior Research Associate of the CUNY Energy Institute at The City College of New York, specializing in the chemistry of Manganese Dioxide for grid scale energy storage applications. Additionally, Lev serves on the board of Concord Consortium, Human Rights First, and the 21st Century Foundation.