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Artem Abakumov

Dr Abakumov’s research focuses on understanding the crystal and defect structure of inorganic solids and linking this knowledge to designing new materials and getting deeper insight into their functional properties. Areas of Artem’s interest include inorganic solid state chemistry, complex transition metal oxides, materials for metal-ion batteries and electrocatalysis, magnetic and ferroelectric materials, aperiodic structures, conventional and multidimensional crystallography, structure analysis using a combination of transmission electron microscopy, synchrotron X-ray and neutron powder diffraction.

Artem received his candidate of science degree from Moscow State University in 1997. Before assuming a position of Scientific Researcher at MSU in 1999, Artem spent two years in the Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT) laboratory, University of Antwerp, conducting his postdoctoral research. From 2004 to 2008 Artem was Deputy Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of MSU Department of Chemistry. Before joining Skoltech, Artem worked at the EMAT laboratory for seven years as a research leader.

Artem has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals with overall citation index of >2500. His professional affiliations include, among others, membership in the European Microscopy Society and chairmanship of the Special Interest Group on Aperiodic Crystals of the European Crystallographic Association.

  • Advanced transmission electron microscopy (electron diffraction, electron crystallography, high resolution TEM and STEM imaging using aberration-corrected microscopes, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, electron energy loss spectroscopy), scanning electron microscopy.
  • X-ray and neutron powder diffraction, crystallography, modulated and composite crystals, analysis of magnetic structures.
  • Strongly correlated transition metal oxides, magnetically frustrated systems, local structure of materials, defects in solids.
  • Inorganic chemistry, synthesis of inorganic materials, solid state chemistry of oxide materials, oxide ceramics for high temperature electrochemistry applications, oxide materials for energy storage applications, cathode materials for metal-ion batteries.


  1.  Biao Zhang, Romain Dugas, Gwenaelle Rousse, Patrick Rozier, Artem M. Abakumov, Jean-Marie Tarascon, Insertion compounds and composites made by ball milling for advanced sodium-ion batteries, Nature Communications, v.7, 10308 (2016).
  2. Eric McCalla, Artem M. Abakumov, Matthieu Saubanère, Dominique Foix, Erik J. Berg, Gwenaelle Rousse, Marie-Liesse Doublet, Danielle Gonbeau, Petr Novák, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Robert Dominko, Jean-Marie Tarascon, Visualization of O-O peroxo-like dimers in high-capacity layered oxides for Li-ion batteries, Science, v.350, pp.1516-1521 (2015).
  3. M. Sathiya, A. M. Abakumov, D. Foix, G. Rousse, K. Ramesha, M. Saubanère, M. L. Doublet, H. Vezin, C. P. Laisa, A. S. Prakash, D. Gonbeau, G. Van Tendeloo, J-M. Tarascon, Origin of voltage decay in high-capacity layered oxide electrodes,Nature Materials, v. 14, pp. 230–238 (2015).
  4. Dmitry Batuk, Maria Batuk, Alexander A. Tsirlin, Joke Hadermann, Artem M. Abakumov, Trapping of Oxygen Vacancies at Crystallographic Shear Planes in Acceptor-Doped Pb-Based Ferroelectrics, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., v.54, pp.14787–14790 (2015).
  5. Eric McCalla, Moulay Tahar Sougrati, Gwenaelle Rousse, Erik Jamstorp Berg, Artem Abakumov, Nadir Recham, Kannadka Ramesha, Mariyappan Sathiya, Robert Dominko, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Petr Novák, and Jean-Marie Tarascon, Understanding the Roles of Anionic Redox and Oxygen Release during Electrochemical Cycling of Lithium-Rich Layered Li4FeSbO6, J. Am. Chem. Soc., v. 137, 4804–4814 (2015).
  6. Rolf Erni, Artem M. Abakumov, Marta D. Rossell, Dmitry Batuk, Alexander A. Tsirlin, Gwilherm Nénert, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Nanoscale phase separation in perovskites revisited, Nature Materials, v.13, pp. 216-217 (2014).
  7. Artem M Abakumov, Rolf Erni, Alexander A Tsirlin, Marta D Rossell, Dmitry Batuk, Gwilherm Neert, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Frustrated Octahedral Tilting Distortion in the Incommensurately Modulated Li3xNd2/3−xTiO3 Perovskites, Chemistry of Materials, v.25, pp.2670−2683 (2013).
  8. S. V. Ovsyannikov, A.M. Abakumov, A. A. Tsirlin, W. Schnelle, R. Egoavil, J. Verbeeck, G. Van Tendeloo, K. Glazyrin, M. Hanfland, and L. Dubrovinsky, Perovskite-like Mn2O3: a path to new manganites, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., , v. 52, pp. 1494-1498 (2013).
  9. Leonid Dubrovinsky, Natalia Dubrovinskaia, Vitali B. Prakapenka, Artem M. Abakumov, Implementation of micro-ball nanodiamond anvils for high-pressure studies above 6 Mbar, Nature Communications, v. 3, 1163 (2012).
  10. Artem M. Abakumov, Joke Hadermann, Sara Bals, Ivan V. Nikolaev, Evgeny V. Antipov, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo,Crystallographic Shear Structures as a Route to Anion-Deficient Perovskites, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., v. 45, pp. 6697-6700 (2006).
  • Struchkov Prize of the X-Ray Diffraction Center for Structure Investigations (RAS, 1998)
  • Fellowship of the Scientific Council of Moscow State University for Young Talented Scientists (2001 – 2002)
Oleg Drozhzhin
Senior Research Scientist
Alexander Ivanishchev
Senior Research Scientist
Maria Kirsanova
Research Scientist
Dmitry Rupasov
Research Scientist

ФИО: Абакумов Артем Михайлович

Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор

Преподаваемые дисциплины: –

Ученая степень: кандидат химических наук 1997, Московский государственный университет

Ученое звание: нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Химические науки

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке: нет

Общий стаж работы: Более 28 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 28 лет