User:VadimVolotchaev

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Vadim A. Volochaev, Ph.D.

Professional and personal details


Senior Scientist, SFEDU.

Correspondence address:

344090, Zorge 7, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

E-mail: vvolochaev@sfedu.ru



Date of birth: 20/10/1973

Nationality: Russian

Marital status: single


• Materials Science, Solid-state chemistry & electrochemistry are the major professional fields.

• Methods: solid state & wet chemistry synthesis, X-ray diffraction, TG/TGA, SEM, EIS.

• Diploma: M.Sc. in Chemistry (1995) and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (1999).

• Postdocs: a few postdocs in the Netherlands (Nijmegen, Groningen: 2000-2005).

• Large research unit’s collaborations: IPCP (Moscow), JINR (Dubna), RAL (Oxford).


The current project (September 2014 — present): advanced materials for green (renewable) energy, Chemistry Department, Southern Federal University. Synthesis, structural and electrochemical characterization of Pt-based catalysts and their possible application in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).

Additional skills: advanced user for several software tools both in MS Windows and *nix environment (Red Hat Linux, Debian, FreeBSD); digital photography and 3D-modelling as a hobby for technical applications and arts.

Languages: English – speaking skills, technical reading, writing (good); Dutch – speaking skills (basic), reading (average); basic knowledge of French and Japanese. Russian – mother language.

Summary: strong interdisciplinary approach, wide range experience both in fundamental and applied materials science, crystal chemistry design, diffraction methods, transport properties of solids, some other materials characterization approaches.


For an extended version of publications list, please, visit the ResearcherID web page: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2982-9974 or the Google Scholar web page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ksY97woAAAAJ&hl=en


Previous work experience, a historical overview

1990-1995. Rostov State University (at present – Southern Federal University), Russia. Department of chemistry. Research division: General and Inorganic chemistry. Diploma: Master of Sciences in Chemistry.

1997-1999. Jr.Scientist (Southern Federal University).

1995-1998. Post-graduate department, Rostov State University, Russia. The research group of Dr.V.B.Nalbandyan. The collaboration with the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Chernogolovka (the group of Dr.G.Shilov). Additionally: a visit to Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna.

1999. Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Scientist (Southern Federal University).

1999-2000. Yug Rusi ltd. (private company), Quality control department, group leader. The wide range of responsibilities from HR for new staff to some marketing procedures. The size of the quality control department at that period was up to 28 persons.

2000-2002. University of Nijmegen (Radboud University), the Netherlands. Research industrial collaboration with AGFA-Gevaert, N.V. Post-doctoral scientist. Solid state chemistry group (group leader: Professor Dr. E.Vlieg).

2002-2003. University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), scientific project. Group: Solid-state materials for electronics (group leader: Professor Dr. T.T.M.Palstra). Additionally: a visit to ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, UK. Status: post-doctoral fellow.

2003-2005. University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), scientific project. Group: Solid-state materials for electronics. Additionally: a visit to CRISMAT laboratory, Caen, France. Status: Scientist.

2014- Present Southern Federal University (SFU), Russia. Research Scientist. The work is connected to advanced materials development for fuel cells catalysts and other renewable energy sources.


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