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Keith J. Stevenson

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Keith J. Stevensonstevenson
Department of Chemistry
University of Texas at Austin

Education & Training:

PhD, University of Utah, 1997
BA, University of Puget Sound, 1989
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University 1997-2000

Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Surface Chemistry

Our research is aimed at understanding and controlling the kinetics and energetics of reactions occurring at scientifically interesting, technologically relevant solid/liquid interfaces. Driving our fundamental interest is the need to comprehend the intricate relationships between mass transport, surface reactivity, and interfacial structure. This information is useful for the design and optimization of superior chemical process technologies associated with the areas of chemical sensing, energy storage/conversion, photonics, microelectronics, and device miniaturization.

Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Thrusts in this area focus on the creation and study of new materials with improved chemical, electronic and structural properties for potential applications in catalysis and power source technologies (e.g., fuel cells and batteries). One goal is to prepare high surface area (>100 m2/g) and high porosity (>70 to 99%) materials with tailored composition and nanostructure (e.g., size, shape and orientation). For instance, we have prepared nanocarbons via chemical vapor deposition that are inherently catalytic for oxygen reduction and hydrogen peroxide decomposition. Current studies involve the synergistic tuning of these nanocarbon supports with more active metal catalysts to enhance catalytic performance.

Chemically-Responsive Composites for Analysis and Sensing

Projects in this area are directed toward the assembly of nanostructured materials (mesoporous, colloidal, sorptive or framework solids) and chemical composites (substrate-specific, activator/reporter molecule systems) for use in developing selective chemical sensing methodologies. By employing both conventional and non-conventional nano- and micro-patterning techniques in conjunction with chemical and electrochemical deposition methods, we have been able to fabricate composite assemblies that are useful as 1D and 2D optical transmission gratings in chemical sensing applications. In a separate project, we have utilized the redox activity of small molecules in a mediated, enzymatic electrochemical sensing scheme. This system enables ultra-low (<1 nM); quantitative detection of biogenic analytes (cholesterol, hydrogen peroxide).

Development of High Resolution Analytical Tools/Methods

Projects in this area focus on the development of improved analytical methods and tools for the spatial, temporal, and spectral investigation of materials and interfaces. Better comprehension of mechanistic factors obtained by these measurements allows for direct establishment of structure/composition/performance relationships. For instance, we have recently used spectroelectrochemical imaging schemes to study proton and lithium insertion at inhomogeneous metal oxides (e. g. MoO3, MoxW1-xO3, MnO2,). Information of this kind is useful for developing superior materials for batteries, flexible electronics, electrochromics, and solar cells. We also developed ultra-sharp, nanosized probe tips with controlled geometry and orientation. These probe provide enhanced spatial resolution for characterization of nanoscale, high-aspect ratio features commonly associated with microelectronic devices.


Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology; IGERT: Atomic and Molecular Imaging; Texas Materials Institute; Welch Summer Scholar Program; Center for Electrochemistry; The Freshman Research Initiative

Honors and Awards: 

Kavli Fellow, 2012
SEAC Young Investigator, 2006
CSGS New Scholar Award, 2004
NSF CAREER Award, 2002

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1.Mefford, J. T.; Hardin, W. G.; Dai, S.; Johnston, K. P.; Stevenson, K. J. “Anion Charge Storage Through Oxygen Intercalation in LaMnO3 Perovskite Pseudocapacitor Electrodes,” Nat. Mater. 2014, 13(7), 726-732.

2. Hardin, W. G.; Mefford, J. T.; Wang, X.; Dai, S.; Ruoff, R. S.; Johnston, K. P.; Stevenson, K. J. “Tuning the Electrocatalytic Activity of Perovskites Through Active Site Variation and Support Interactions,” Chem. Mater. 2014 26, 3368−3376.

3. Goran, J.; Favela, C.; Stevenson, K. J. “Investigating the Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Dihydronicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide at Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Electrodes: Implications to Electrochemically Measuring Dehydrogenase Enzyme Kinetics,” ACS Catal. 2014 4, 2969-2976.

4. Redman, D. W.; Murugesan, S.; Stevenson, K. J. “Cathodic Electrodeposition of Amorphous Elemental Selenium From an Air- and Water-stable Room Temperature Ionic Liquid,” Langmuir 2014 30(1), 418-425.

5. Dasari, R.; Tai, K.; Robinson, D. A.; Stevenson, K. J. “Electrochemical Monitoring of Single Nanoparticle Collisions at Mercury Modified Platinum Ultramicroelectrodes,”ACS Nano 2014 8(5), 4539-4546.

6. Murugesan, S.; Quintero, O. A.; Chou, B. P.; Xiao, P.; Park, K.-Y.; Hall, J. A.; Jones, R. A.; Henkelman, G.; Goodenough, J. B.; Stevenson, K. J. “Wide Electrochemical Window Ionic Salt for use in Electropositive Metal Electrodeposition and Lithium Ion Batteries,” J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 2194–2201.

7. Dylla, A.; Henkelman, G.; Stevenson, K. J. “Lithium Insertion in Nanostructured TiOArchitectures,” Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46(5) 1104-1112.

8. Membreno, N.; Xiao, P.; Park, K.-Y.; Goodenough, J. B.; Henkelman, G.; Stevenson, K. J. “In Situ Raman Study of Phase Stability of  Li3V2(PO4)3 upon Thermal and Laser Heating,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117(23), 11994-12002.

9. Johnson, J. A.; Makis, J.; Marvin, K. A.; Rodenbusch, S. E.; Stevenson, K. J. “Size-dependent Hydrogenation of p-Nitrophenol with Pd Nanoparticles Synthesized by Polyamido(amine) Dendrimer Templates,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2013 117(44), 22644-22651.

10. Dasari, R.; Robinson, D.; Stevenson, K. J. “Ultrasensitive Electroanalytical Tool for Detecting, Sizing and Evaluating the Catalytic Activity of Platinum Nanoparticles,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135(2), 570-573.

11. Goran, J. M.; Mantilla, S. M.; Stevenson, K. J. “Influence of Surface Adsorption on Interfacial Electron Transfer of Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide and Glucose Oxidase at Carbon Nanotube and Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotube Electrodes,” Anal. Chem. 2013, 85(3), 1571-1581.

12. Hardin, W. G.; Slanac, D. A.; Wang, X.; Dai, S.; Johnston, K. P.; Stevenson, K. J. “Highly Active, Non-precious Metal Perovskite Electrocatalysts for Bifunctional Metal Air Battery Electrodes,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 1254-1259.


Keith Stevenson


  • June 2014; Professor SkolTech
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, UT-Austin
  • UT-Austin, Director, Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology
  • Consultant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc., Dow Corning, Xidex, Inc., International Sematech, Freescale Semiconductor, Ironbridge Technologies, Inc., Air Products, Inc., Soladigm, Adesto.
  • Chair Elect Gordon Research Conference on Electrochemistry, 2014

Atomic and molecular structure; interactions of atoms and molecules at surfaces; interfacial electrochemistry and development of electrochemical theory and methods; molecular transport phenomena; scanning probe microscopies (STM, AFM, and SECM); optical microscopy; development of optical imaging methodologies and surface-sensitive analytical techniques; materials chemistry; development of electrochemical synthetic techniques; chemical sensors; analytical device miniaturization; energy storage and conversion.

Carl V. Thompson

  • Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director, Materials Processing Center
  • Co-Chair, Program in Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems, Singapore Alliance, 2000-2014

Templated self-assembly of arrays of nanomaterials and synthesis of nanomaterials and nanostructured materials, with a focus on applications in energy devices, including Li-ion and Li-air batteries

Alexei Khokhlov

  • Academician Russian Academy of Science
  • Professor of Physics
  • Vice-Rector of the Moscow State University. University, 2008 -
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University

Polymer physics, physical chemistry of polyelectrolytes and ionomers, computer simulations of polymer systems, fuel cells with proton-conducting polymer membrane

W. Craig Cartercarter
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT


Personal Statement:

My research centers on theory and meso-scale modeling of materials properties and processing. In particular,
I have focused on thermodynamics and kinetics of interfaces, simulations of microstructural evolution, and
predictions of fracture and reliability in materials. Recently, my work has turned towards the science of battery
materials and I have recently co-founded a company, 24M, with Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang which will produce grid
scale energy storage solutions. I have just started a new research program on economic models of battery
usage on the electric grid. I am also very interested in pedagogy----especially on how to combine research and
new knowledge with foundational learning.. I have received NSF funding to develop new teaching methods for
science and engineering. I have received MIT’s highest honors for teaching: The MacVicar fellowship which
recognizes excellence in teaching for the institute and the Bose award or teaching excellence in the School of


National Research Council Post-doc, NIST (1989-1991), Staff Scientist, Rockwell International Science Center
(1991-92), Research Scientist, NIST (1992-98), Assoc. Prof. MIT (1998-2003), Cofounder, 24M technologies
(2010-), Full Professor MIT (2003-)

Honors and Awards:

MacVicar Distinguished Teaching Fellow (2008), Bose Award for excellence in engineering education (2008),
R.M. Fulrath award, Am. Ceram. Soc. (2006), Fellow, Am. Ceram. Soc. (1999), Technology of the Year (1999),
Civil Service Bronze medal (1997), Robert L. Coble award for young scientists (1996), Ross Coffin Purdy
award for best paper (1990)

Education & Training:

University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1983, Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, M.S., 1987, Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1989, Materials Science & Engineering

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1. (textbook) R.W. Balluffi, S.M. Allen, W. C. Carter, “Kinetics of Materials” Published by J. Wiley, ISBN 13
978-0-471-24689-3, TA404.8.B35, 2005.

2. M. Duduta, B.Y. Ho, V.C. Wood, P. Limthongkul, V.E. Brunini, W.C. Carter, Y.-M. Chiang, “Semi-Solid
Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery,” Adv. Energy Mater., 1[4] 511-516 (2011)
(DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100152).

3. D Cogswell, W.C. Carter, “Thermodynamic phase-field model for microstructure with multiple
components and phases: The possibility of metastable phases,” Physical Review, 83[6] (2011).

4. W. H. Woodford, Y. M. Chiang, W. C. Carter, "Electrochemical Shock" of Intercalation Electrodes: A
Fracture Mechanics Analysis. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 157, A1052 (2010).

5. M. Tang, W. C. Carter, R. M. Cannon, Grain boundary order-disorder transitions. Journal of Materials
Science 41, 7691 (Dec, 2006).

6. R. E. Garcia, W. C. Carter, S. A. Langer, The effect of texture and microstructure on the macroscopic
properties of polycrystalline piezoelectrics: Application to barium titanate and PZN-PT. Journal of the
American Ceramic Society 88, 750 (Mar, 2005).

7. M. Maldovan, C. K. Ullal, W. C. Carter, E. L. Thomas, Exploring for 3D photonic bandgap structures in
the 11 f.c.c. space groups. Nature Materials 2, 664 (Oct, 2003).

8. J. A. Warren, W. C. Carter, R. Kobayashi, A phase field model of the impingement of solidifying
particles. Physica A 261, 159 (Dec, 1998).


Evgeny Antipovantipov
Professor, Head of Electrochemistry Chair
Lomonsov Moscow State Univerisity
Department of Chemistry

Education and Training:

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow M.S. 09/1981 Chemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Ph.D. 05/1986 Inorganic Chemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Doctor of Sciences 05/1997 Inorganic Chemistry

Personal Statement:

My main field of research activity is synthesis of new inorganic materials with important physical properties. In the 1990th years we discovered different new superconducting materials, and among them the Hg-based superconducting mixed cuprates family, which still holds the record for the superconducting transition temperature. The insights on inorganic materials design developed by us and strengthened by modern synthetic approaches are now intensively used to streamline the research in the following fields today: a) new electrode materials for electrochemical production of aluminum which is supported by the Joint Company RUSAL; b) new electrode materials for Li-ion batteries with enhanced energy and power densities; c) new cathode materials for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) based on transition metal anion-deficient perovskites.  


1995 – present  - Head of the Inorganic Crystallochemistry Laboratory at Moscow State University
1998 - present   - Professor of the Department of Chemistry of Moscow State University 
2005 - present   - Head of the joint RUSAL-MSU Laboratory for Basic Research in Aluminum Production
2008 – present  - Head of Electrochemistry Chair at Moscow State University 


1993 - Lomonosov Award of the Moscow State University 
1994 - The Award of the World Congress on Superconductivity (Orlando, USA)
2003 - Russian State Award for Scientific Achievements
2006 - A.P. Karpinskij Award of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation for Scientific Achievements 
2011 - Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences 
2011 - Member of Academia Europaea  

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1. Relevant publications: 1. S.N. Putilin, E.V. Antipov, O. Chmaissem, M. Marezio - Superconductivity at 94 K in HgBa2CuO4+ - Nature (London) 362 (1993) 226-228.

2. E.V. Antipov, S.M. Loureiro, C. Chaillout, J.J. Capponi, P. Bordet, J.L. Tholence, S.N. Putilin, M. Marezio - The Synthesis and Characterization of the HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+ and HgBa2Ca3Cu4O10+ Phases - Physica C 215 (1993) 1-10.

3. S. Ya. Istomin, J. Grins, G. Svensson, O. A. Drozhzhin, V. L. Kozhevnikov, E. V. Antipov, and J. P. Attfield - Crystal Structure of the Novel Complex Cobalt Oxide Sr0.7Y0.3CoO2.62 - Chemistry of Materials 15 (2003) 4012-4020.

4. E.V. Antipov, A.M. Abakumov, S.Ya. Istomin - Target-aimed synthesis of anion-deficient perovskites - Inorganic Chemistry 47 (2008) 8543-8552.

5. I. Burmistrov, O. A. Drozhzhin, S. Ya. Istomin, V. V. Sinitsyn, E. V. Antipov and S. I. Bredikhin - Sr0.75Y0.25Co0.5Mn0.5O3-y perovskite cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - Journal of the Electrochemical Society 156 (2009) B1212-B1217.

6. A.V. Churikov, A.V. Ivanishchev, I.A. Ivanishcheva, V.O. Sycheva, N.R. Khasanova and E.V. Antipov - Determination of lithium diffusion coefficient in LiFePO4 electrode by galvanostatic and potentiostatic intermittent titration techniques – Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 2939-2950. 

7. J. Hadermann, A.M. Abakumov, S. Turner, Z. Hafideddine, N.R. Khasanova, E.V. Antipov, G. Van Tendeloo - Solving the structure of Li ion battery materials with precession electron diffraction: Application to Li2CoPO4F - Chemistry of Materials 23 (2011) 3540-3545.

8. N.R. Khasanova, A.N. Gavrilov, E.V. Antipov, K.G. Bramnik, H. Hibst - Structural transformation of Li2CoPO4F upon Li-deintercalation - Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 355-360.

9. D.P. Rupasov, A.V. Berenov, J.A. Kilner, S.Ya. Istomin, E.V. Antipov - Oxygen diffusion in Sr0.75Y0.25CoO2.62 - Solid State Ionics 197 (2011) 18–24.

10. S.V. Chernov, Yu.A. Dobrovolsky, S.Ya. Istomin, E.V. Antipov, J. Grins, Svensson,  N.V. Tarakina, A.M. Abakumov, G. Van Tendeloo, S.G. Eriksson, S.M.H. Rahman -  Sr2GaScO5, Sr10Ga6Sc4O25, and SrGa0.75Sc0.25O2.5: a Play in the Octahedra to Tetrahedra Ratio in Oxygen-Deficient Perovskites - Inorganic Chemistry 51 (2012), 1094−1103.

Albert N. ShiryaevShiryaev
Professor, Head Theory of Probability
Chair, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University


Education & Training:

M.V.Lomonosov State Univ,student Specialist June 1957 Mathematics
Steklov Mathematical Institute PhD 1961 Theory of Probability
Steklov Mathematical Institute Doctor of Sci.  1967 Theory of Probability   
M.V.Lomonosov State Univ 
M.V.Lomonosov State Univ Full Professor Head of the Department of Probability 1970-1996  Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics  
Correspondent member and Full member(academic) of the Russian Acad.of Sci  1997 and 2011 Department of Mathematics

Personal Statement:

The scientific activity of Shiryaev Albert covers many areas inProbability,Mathematical Statistics,Stochastic calculus,Financial mathematics ,Stochastic optimal control;he wrote many books and textbooks.Shiryaev was a plenary speaker in the Probability on Mathematical Congress in Helsinki,he was President of the Bernoully the Probability and Mathematical Statistics(1989-1991),President of the Bashelier Soc.on financial mathematics(1998-1999).He is very activ in the work with students:he was adviser of the 59 PhD dissertation of his students. More than 250 main scientific papers (on probability theory, mathematical and applied statistics, optimal stochastic control, financial mathematics, history of mathematics).

Positions and Honors:

Since 1957 Member of the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Since 1970 Professor of the Moscow State University.
1986–2002 Head of the Laboratory “Statistics of Stochastic Processes” of the Steklov Mathematical Institute.
Since 1996 Head of the Probability Theory Department of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of the Moscow State University.  

– Deputy Head of the journal “Theory of Probability and its Applications”.
– Co-editor of the journal “Finance and Stochastics”.
– Member of the editorial boards of the journals: “Analysis Mathematica” (Russian-Hungarian journal), “International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology”, “Markov Processes and Related Fields”, “Probability and Mathematical Statistics”, “Quantitative Finance”, “Stochastics”, “Vestnik MGU. Ser Mat. Mekh.” – Member of the Advisory board of the journal “Statistics and Decisions”.
– Vice-President of the Bernoulli Society (1987–1989) – President of the Bernoulli Society (1989–1991)
– President of the Actuarial Society of Russia (1994–1998) – President of the Bachelier Finance Society (1998–1999)
– Member of the Scientific Council of the Steklov Mathematical Institute
– Member of the Scientific Board of the Thiele Centre for Applied Mathematics in Natural Sciences (Aarhus University, Denmark) 
– Markov Prize of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1974).
– Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (1985).
– Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), Bernoulli Society (BS), Moscow Mathematical Society (MMS).
– Member of the Academia Europea (1990).
– Kolmogorov Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1994).
– Man of the Year 1994 (by the American Biographical Institute).
– Humboldt Research Award (1996).
– Doctor Rerum Naturalium Honoris Causa of Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (2000).
– Professor Honoris Causa of Amsterdam University (2002).
– Distinguished Professor of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (2003).

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

  1. On a method of calculation of semi-invariants. (Russian) Teor. Veroyatnost. i Primenen. 4 (1959), no. 3, 341–355; Engl. transl. in Theory Probab. Appl. 4 (1960), no. 3, 319–329 (with V. P. Leonov).

2. On optimal methods in quickest detection problems. (Russian) Teor. Veroyatnost. i Primenen. 8 (1963), no. 1, 26–51; Engl. transl. in Theory Probab. Appl. 8 (1963), no. 1, 22–46.

3. Some new results in the theory of controlled random processes. (Russian) Transactions of the Fourth Prague Conference on Information Theory, Statistical Decision Functions, Random Processes (Prague, 1965). Prague: Czechoslovak Acad. Sci., 1967, pp. 131–201; Engl. transl. in Select. Transl. Math. Statist. Probab. 8 (1969), 49–130.

4. Sur les ´equations stochastiques aux d´eriv´ees partielles. Actes du Congr`es International des Math´ematiciens (Nice, 1970), t. 2. Paris: GauthierVillars, 1971, pp. 537–544

5. Absolute continuity and singularity of probability measures in functional spaces. Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians (Helsinki, 1978). Helsinki: Acad. Sci. Fennica, 1980, pp. 209–225.

6. Martingales: Recent developments, results and applications. Internat. Statist. Rev. 49 (1981), no. 3, 199-233.

7. On some concepts and stochastic models in financial mathematics. (Russian) Teor. Veroyatnost. i Primenen. 39 (1994), no. 1, 5–22; Engl. transl. in Theory Probab. Appl. 39 (1994), no. 1, 1–13.

8. Statistical Sequential Analysis: Optimal Stopping Rules. (Russian) Moscow: “Nauka”, 1969. 231 pp.

9. Statistics of Random Processes. Nonlinear Filtering and Related Problems. (Russian) Probab. Theory Math. Statist., 15. Moscow: “Nauka”, 1974. 696 pp.

10. Probability. (Russian) Moscow: “Nauka”, 1980. 576 pp., 2nd ed. Moscow: “Nauka”, 1989. 640 pp.

11. T. Bharucha-Reid. Elements of the Theory of Markov Processes and their Applications. Russian transl. under the title Elementy teorii markovskikh protsessov i ikh prilozhenia edited by A. N. Shiryaev. Moscow: “Nauka”, 1969. 512 pp.


Vladimir Sergeyev
Professor, Vice Head of Polymer Division
Department of Chemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University


Education & Training:

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow M.S. 1981 Chemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Ph.D.       1988 Polymer Chemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Doctor of Sciences 2004 Polymer Chemistry

Personal Statement:

The main field of research activity of Professor Sergeyev is the synthesis of proton/ion/electron conducting polymer composites by oxidative template polymerization in the solution, in the presence of soft-template (surfactants, polyanions) or hard template (MWCNT, polymer films). Using these approach different kinds of energy related composite materials were developed at Polymer Division of Moscow State University.  


1981 – 1988  Junior Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University
1989 – 1993  Research Scientist Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University
1993-  2000  Senior Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University
2000 – 2006  Leading research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University
2006 – present Head of Polyelectrolytes and Biopolymers Laboratory
2008 – present Vice Head of Polymer division 

Other appointments:

Member of the Board of Vysokomolekularnie Soedinenia (Russia), since 2008
Foreign Special Visiting Professor, Nagoya University (Japan) (2012) 


1996 - Fellowship from Japan Society for Promotion of Science
1996 - A main Award for best publications from publilishers "Maik Nayka" (Russia)
2000 - Lomonosov Award for scientific work from Moscow State University.

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1. Lokshin N.A., Pyshkina O.A., Sergeyev V.G, Golubev V.B., Zezin A.B., Kabanov V.A., Levon K.,      Piankijsakul S. “Intermolecular Electron Transfer in Low-Molecular-Weight Polyaniline Models Associating on Protonation by Amphiphilic Acid in Organic Solvent”, Macromolecules, 34, 2001, p.5480-5487.

2. N.A. Lokshin, V.G. Sergeyev, A.B. Zezin, V.B. Golubev, K. Levon, V.A. Kabanov “Polyaniline-containing interpolymer complexes synthesized in low-polar organic media”, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 7564-7568.

3. O. A. Pyshkina, B. Kim, A. N. Korovin, A.B. Zezin, V. G. Sergeyev, K. Levon, “Interpolymer complexation of water-soluble self-doped polyaniline”, Synthetic Metals, 2008, 158, 999-1003.

4. A. Zinchenko, D. Baigl, N. Chen, O. Pyshkina,  K. Endo, V. Sergeyev, K. Yoshikawa,  “Conformational Behavior of Giant DNA through Binding with Ag+ and Metallization, Biomacromolecules”, 2008, 9, 1981–1987

5. Levon K., Nasybulin E., Menshikova I.P., Sergeyev V.,  Zezin A. Potentiometric monitoring DNA hybridization with polyaniline/nylon-6 working electrode // Polymer Science. Ser. A. 2009. V.51. №6. P. 1026-1033.

6. Nasybulin E., Menshikova I., Sergeyev V., Levon K. Preparation of Conductive Polyaniline/Nylon-6 composite films by polymerization of aniline in nylon-6 matrix // J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2009. V. 114. P. 1643-1647.

7. Zhou J.Yu., Sergeyev V.G., Giuseppi-Elie A., Levon K. Potentiometric Detection of DNA Hybridization. Biosens.Bioelectron. 2009, 24, 3275-3280.

8. Shumakovich, G. P.; Vasil’eva, I. S.; Morozova, O. V.; Khomenkov, V. G. ; Staroverova, I. N.; Budashov, I. A.; Kurochkin, I. N.; Boyeva, J. A.; Sergeyev, V. G.; Yaropolov A. I. A Comparative Study of Water Dispersible Polyaniline Nanocomposites Prepared by Laccase-Catalyzed and Chemical Methods. - J. Appl. Polym. Sci. - 2010. - V. 117. - №3. – P. 1544–1550.


Alexander N. Obraztsovobraztsov
Full Professor, Head of Laboratory
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University


Education & Training:

M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Diploma Specialist (MSc) 1981 Physics
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Candidate of Science (PhD) 1986 Physics & Mathematics
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Doctor of Science 2001 Physics & Mathematics

Personal Statement:

Professor Alexander N. Obraztsov is working at present time in the fields related to production, characterization and application of carbon materials. In 1995-1996 he established a new Laboratory of Carbon Materials at Chair of Polymer and Crystal Physics of Physics Department of MV Lomonosov Moscow State University. An original method of a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of carbon films in plasma of a direct current gas discharge was proposed and developed by Prof. Obraztsov and his co-workers during 1996-1999. New nanostructured carbon materials (nanographite, nanoscrools of polygonal cross section etc.) were obtained and investigated as a result of this efforts. At present time the research team headed by Prof. Obraztsov is working on development and study of CVD methods for carbon films production, on characterization of structural and physical properties of carbons and elaboration of scientific approaches for application of the carbon materials mainly in electronics and optoelectronic, as well as in electrochemistry, biotechnology and other fields. 

Prof. A.N. Obraztsov is participating in organization of education of students of MV Lomonosov Moscow State University in the fields of nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and nanodevices as a Vice-Director of Research and Educational Centre of Moscow State University in Nanotechnology. He personally has lectured at the Physics Department of Moscow State Universityon “Physical Principles of Nanotechnology”, “Physics of Crystal Surface”, and “Physics of Carbon Films”. During the period 1999-2001, he was a Full Professor at Kochi University of Technology (Kochi, Japan) where he organize CVD Carbon Laboratory. Since 2006 he is working as Part-time Professor and Director of Research at Department of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Eastern Finland where he establish new laboratory unit working in field of nanocarbon materials for photonics, optoelectronics and nano-electromechanics.  Prof. A.N. Obraztsov is the member of editorial boards of international scientific journals Review of Scientific Instruments (since 2012) and ISRN Nanotechnology (since 2011). He is the member of Russian Expert Corpus, since 2009, the member Expert Councils of Onexim and Technoexim Corp. (2006-2009). He was the member of Organizing and Program Committees of a few international scientific conferences. Prof. Obraztsov is PI of 4 research projects funded by Russian organizations, 2 projects funded by the funding agencies in Finland and 1 project funded by the European FP7 program. Alexander Obraztsov manages research groups including 2 Ph.D, 4 PhD students, and 6 graduate students at Moscow State University. He has about 120 scientific papers, 8 patents and patent applications, more than 1000 citations, H-index 18.

Positions and Honors:

Laboratory Assistant, Department of Physics of Moscow State University, 1979-1981
Researcher, Department of Physics of Moscow State University, 1981-1986
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics of Moscow State University, 1986-1990
Scientists, Nuclear Physics Institute of Moscow State University, 1990-1992
Senior Scientists, Nuclear Physics Institute of Moscow State University,
1992-1995 Senior Scientists, Department of Physics of Moscow State University,
1995-2000 Senior Scientists, Department of Physics of Moscow State University,
1995-2002 Leading Scientists, Department of Physics of Moscow State University,
2002-2005 Professor, Department of Physics of Moscow State University,

Other appointments:

Visiting Researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, 1995
Docent, Technical University of Building Engineering, Moscow, Russia,1986-1989
R&D Project Director, TETRA Co., Ltd., Moscow, Russia, 1993-1998
Professor, Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan, 1999-2002
Senior Scientist, Technological Institute of Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Russia, 2002-2004
Professor and Director of Research (part time), University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, 2006-now
Technical Director of Gramond Oy, Joensuu, Finland – 2009-2010 
Vice-Director of Educational and Research Center on Nanotechnology at Moscow State University, 2009-now

Honors & Awards:

Matsumae International Foundation Research Award (Japan), 1995

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1. P.A. Obraztsov, M.G. Rybin, A.V. Tyurnina, S.V. Garnov, E.D. Obraztsova, A.N. Obraztsov, Y.P. Svirko, Broadband Light-induced Absorbance Change in Multilayer Graphene, NanoLetters, 11(2011)1540

2. A.N. Obraztsov Chemical vapour deposition. Making graphene on a large scale. Nature Nanotechnology 4(2009)212.

3. A.N. Obraztsov, D.A. Lyashenko, S. Fang, R.H. Baughman, P.A. Obraztsov, S.V. Garnov, Y.P. Svirko, Photon drag effect in carbon nanotube yearns, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(2008)231112.

4. A.N. Obraztsov, E.A. Obraztsova, A.V. Tyurnina, A.A. Zolotukhin, Chemical vapor deposition of thin graphite films of nanometer thickness, Carbon 45(2007)2017. 

5. Obraztsov A.N., Pavlovsky I., Volkov A.P., Obraztsova E.D., Chuvilin A.L., Kuznetsov V.L., Aligned carbon nanotube films for cold cathode applications, , J. ACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B  18(2000)1059-1063 

6. Pavlovsky I.Y., Volkov, A.P., Petrov A.S., Petrov V.I., Rakova E.V., Roddatis V.V.,Electron field emission and structural properties of carbon chemically vapor-deposited films, Obraztsov A.N., DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS   8(1999)814-819


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