|Luchkin, Sergey Yu (ESR11)
University of Aveiro
Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composite Materials (CICECO)
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Research line: Materials for Energy and Industrial Applications
Research group: Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
I am Sergey Luchkin. Currently I am an Early Stage Researcher within the Marie Curie ITN NANOMOTION project at the University of Aveiro with secondment at the Robert Bosch GmbH.
My project – “Li-diffusion in Li-ion battery materials” (WP4b) – focuses on determination of Li diffusion coefficients in Li-ion battery materials at the nano-scale. It implements Electrochemical Strain Microscopy (ESM) as a basic technique and other supplementary SPM-based methods. My aim is deeper understanding and explanation of degradation processes taking place in Li-ion battery materials. You can find detailed information in the description of the project.
In 2009, I graduated from Moscow Engineering-Physical Institute where I studied physics with major in material science of nuclear reactors. After that, I worked as an engineer in Academian A.A. Bochvar All-Russia Research Institute of Inorganic Materials in Moscow where I researched YBCO High Temperature Superconductors (HTSC). Non-intuitive explanation of behavior of these materials comes through in-depth characterization and understanding. This experience assured me that the fast-growing and powerful area of nano-scale characterization techniques is a crucial part of modern science and engineering. As a consequence, I am working within this project to enhance knowledge about battery degradation and deliver more effective energy storage materials.
Please contact me if you have any questions or extended interest to the project.