Fedor graduated from Volgograd State University in 2007, and then successfully defended his Candidate of Sciences thesis in Electrochemistry in Saratov State Technical University in 2010. His research was in the area of electrochemical deposition of thin metallic films.
Fedor later joined the Laboratory of Functional Materials in the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) in Germany and worked there as a postdoc to the end of 2012. During this period, he studied template electrochemical deposition of multilayered nanowires for application in magnetic sensors and started new topic on metal oxide supercapacitors.
In 2013, Fedor moved to the Laboratory of Sensors and Microsystems at Yuri Gagarin State Technical University in Saratov. His research focused on the development of new gas-analytical systems for selective gas identification, such as smart-sensors and other multisensory systems, i.e., so-called electronic noses. In these studies, he addressed the selectivity issue by obtaining a vector signal from multisensory system, which was then processed by pattern recognition algorithms.
As a visiting scholar, Fedor worked at GSI Darmstadt and Saarland University in Germany, and at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) in Switzerland, supported by DAAD fellowships and grants of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
Gas sensors “Electronic nose” based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) and artificial neural networks