Professor: Andriy Zhugayevych
Dmitry started his research at Belgorod State University (BSU) in 2008 studying grain boundary segregation of C,N,O, Fe impurities and precipitation of Ti-C phases in hcp titanium using DFT methods. In 2014 he defended his Candidate of Sciences degree in Physics and Mathematics. During 2013-2014 Dmitry worked at Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research (MPIE), Düsseldorf, with T. Hickel and Prof. J. Neugebauer.
At Skoltech, Dmitry studies and designs new inorganic materials for cathodes of secondary metal-ion batteries (Li-ion, Na-ion, K-ion, Li-air) using computational methods. He leads development of special software SIMAN
for high-throughput DFT calculations.
Available projects for students:
Density functional theory study of cathode materials for battery applications.
Study of alkali ion diffusion mechanisms in battery cathode materials (LiFePO4, Na2FePO4F, KVPO4F).
Study of point and surface defects in battery cathode materials.
Prediction of catalytic activity of transition metal oxides.
Development of computational framework SIMAN for high-throughput DFT calculations.
Development of materials database of CEE CREI.
Study of grain boundary segregation and precipitation in titanium using first-principles,
Study of radiation swelling mechanism in vanadium radiation-resistant alloy
Prediction of hydrogen solubility in titanium
Keywords: Computational materials science, transition metal oxides, metallic alloys, defects of atomic structure, interface segregation, diffusion, metal-ion battery cathode materials, density functional theory, development of computational techniques.
If you are interested in computational materials science and would like to work with me please send your CV .
Belgorod State University, Belgorod, RU, Physics and Engineering, Specialist, 2011
Belgorod State University, Belgorod, RU, Condensed Matter Physics, Candidate of Science, 2014
2014 DAAD Scholarship: «Research fellowship for young scientists»
2013 Scholarship of the Russian Federation President for young scientists
2013 Scholarship of the Belgorod governor for young scientists
2011 Scholarship of the Russian Federation President for young scientists
2010 Scholarship of the Russian Federation Government for young scientists