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Andrey Shkabko

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EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories of Materials Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland

Curriculum Vitae

PhD summa cum laude at University of Bern, Switzerland
Diploma at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
BSc and MSc at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia

His Topic of Materials' Days 2010:

Functional perovskites for energy technologies

Perovskite-type phases show a particularly high potential for many energy and chemical conversion processes due to their flexible structure and a variety of properties. Well known examples are electrode materials in fuel cells and batteries, thermoelectric converters, piezoelectrics, photocatalysts, and exhaust gas catalysts.
The very attractive physical-chemical properties of perovskite-type titanate, niobate, molybdate, ferrate, manganate, cobaltate and nickelate phases can be modified in a controlled way by changing the composition and structure in tailor-made soft chemistry synthesis processes.
Advanced analytical tools are applied to unravel the structure-property relationships and provide rational material design for thermoelectric and catalytic applications.