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.
01.2017 – now, Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia) “Development of gas sensors based on carbon nanomaterials”
02.2013-01.2017, Senior Scientist & Lecturer, Laboratory of Sensors and Microsystems, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (Saratov, Russia) “Development of multielectrode gas-sensitive microsystems based on nanosized oxide structures”
02.2014-01.2017, Senior Scientist, V. A. Kotel’nikov Institute of RadioEngineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Science, Saratov Branch (Saratov, Russia) “Design of new ordered oxide nanomaterials”
05.2011 – 12.2012, Scientist (Postdoc), Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden, Institute of Complex Materials (Dresden, Germany) “Development of new supercapacitors and magnetic sensors based on multilayered nanowires”
Aalto University (Prof. T. Kallio), Finland (08.2018, 10.2018, 07.2019) – Group of Electrochemical Energy Conversion
IFW Dresden (Dr. M. Uhlemann), Germany (12.2016) – Department of Functional Materials (Invited Talk)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Dr. M. Sommer, Prof. V. Sysoev), Germany (10.2016)
Saarland University (Prof. R. Hempelmann), Germany (05.2013) – Transfercentre Sustainable Electrochemistry
EMPA Thun (Dr. P. Dunne), Switzerland (05.2013)
GSI Darmstadt (Dr. M.E. Toimil-Molares), Germany (12.2012) – Materials Research Group (Invited Talk)
University of Novi Sad (Dr. I.I. Bobrinetsky), Serbia (09.2018) – Biosense Institute (Invited Talk)
2013-16 – preparation and giving of lecture course on “Metrology, Physical and Technical Measurements” (Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov)
2013-2015 – course “General and Inorganic Chemistry” (Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov)
2015-16 – course “Solid state chemistry” (Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov)
2017-2020 – lecture and practice for course “Carbon Nanomaterials” (Skoltech)
2019 – practice for course “Aerosol Science and Technology” (Skoltech)
2021-22 – preparation and delivering the course “Design of Chemical Sensors: From Fundamentals to Applications” (Skoltech)
2022 – practice for course “Catalysis” (Skoltech)
02.2016 – 04.2016, Yuri Gagarin State University of Saratov (Saratov, Russia). Advanced training (Qualification): Management of educational activities at high school. Certificate of advanced training
09.2015 – 12.2015, Yuri Gagarin State University of Saratov (Saratov, Russia). Professional development program: Chemical processes and technology. Courses: 1. Foundation of general chemical technology. 2. Chemical technology processes. 3. Information systems supporting educational process at high school. University diploma of extra qualification
09.2015 – 12.2015, Yuri Gagarin State University of Saratov (Saratov, Russia). Professional development program: Pedagogics and phycology at high school. University diploma of extra qualification
26.02.2010, Saratov State Technical University (Saratov, Russia), Candidate of Science (PhD degree), Electrochemistry, PhD theses «Electrodeposition of thin films of iron and its alloy»
09.2007 – 02.2010, Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Volgograd, Russia), PhD course «Electrochemistry»
08.2002 – 06.2007, Volgograd State Pedagogical University (Volgograd, Russia), University diploma with excellent results, specialization in «Chemistry» with extra specialization in «Biology»
Research Interests: Electrochemistry, Materials Chemistry, Gas sensors: fabrication of semiconductors for application in mulisensor systems, carbon nanomaterials, thin films deposition, ordered templates fabrication (alumina, titania nanotubes), template deposition, energy-related functional materials, supercapacitors based on pseudocapacitance (cobalt oxides), fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials, electrodeposition/electroplating, etc.
PROJECTS INVOLVED: 28 different projects supported by Fulbright, Academy of Finland, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2014, 2016), Russian Scientific Fund (19-72-00136, 15-13-00089), Russian Foundation for Basic Research (19-07-00300, 14-03-32053), Grant Council of the President of Russian Federation (СП-3719.2016.1), FACIE (2013), Russian Ministry of Education and Science and other (leader of more than 50% of the projects).
Some of the project are listed below:
2021, Grant of Russian Scientific Fund, “Novel selective gas-analytical systems for mapping of chemical space” (Project Leader)
2021, HIRP (Project Leader)
2020-2021, Fulbright, Visiting Scholar Program 2020-21 (finalist), “Design of 2 D oxide materials for smart gas-analytical systems”, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (with prof. A. Sinitskii).
2020-2021, Researcher mobility grant to Finland, Academy of Finland, application number 333620, “Transition Metals Encapsulated in Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes as High Performance Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”
2019, HIRP (Project Co-Leader)
2019, Grant of Russian Scientific Fund, “Development of approaches to design of high-performance gas sensors based on the system “titanium wire – array of titanium dioxide nanotubes” (Project Leader)
2016-2018, Fellowship of Grant Council of the President of Russia, “Study of capacitive properties of hydroxides of the transition metals obtained by electrochemical deposition” (Project Leader)
2015, Grant of the contest to support the publication activity of young scientists teams (NUST MISIS) P09-15-1-4 “Investigation of the influence of nanodisperse systems on the functional properties of polymer materials”. (Project Leader)
05/2015-08/2015, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Electrochemistry Chair (Moscow, Russia), “Studies of kinetics of nanowire growth at different stages of deposition in templates” (Fellow of Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
2014, Grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research, “Study of capacitance performance of hybrid supercapacitors based on titania nanotubes modified by transition metal oxide” (Project Leader)
9.2014-12.2014, GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany), “Studies of Transition Metal Oxide Three-Dimensional Nanowire Networks for Supercapacitor Applications” (DAAD fellow, Project Leader)
2014-2016, Program of Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, “Studies of multielectrode chips based on nanostructures for gas-analytical systems” (Research Scientist)
2013-2015, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises, “Sensor of weak magnetic fields” (Project Leader)
2013, Russian Federal Target Program «Scientific and pedagogical staff of innovative Russia», “Multielectrode gas-sensitive microsystems based on nanosized oxide structures” (Research Scientist)
2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship, Visiting Scholar Program.
2020-21 Researcher mobility grant to Finland, Academy of Finland
2020 Silver medal of the XXIII Moscow international Salon of inventions and innovative technologies “Archimedes 2020″.
2018 Diploma of the Federal service for intellectual property in the category “100 best inventions of Russia-2018″.
2016 Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation, “Study of of capacitance properties of transition metal hydroxides obtained by electrochemical deposition”.
2016 Michail Lomonosov’s fellowship founded by DAAD (Germany) and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science
2015 Grant of the contest to support the publication activity of young scientists teams (NUST MISIS) P09-15-1-4 “Investigation of the influence of nanodisperse systems on the functional properties of polymer materials”.
2015 Fellow of Russian Foundation for Basic Research, at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Electrochemistry Chair (Moscow, Russia), “Studies of kinetics of nanowire growth at different stages of deposition in templates”
2014 Michail Lomonosov’s fellowship founded by DAAD (Germany) and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science
First degree Diploma for best scientific work awarded at Russian conference of young scientists (with international participation) “Innovations in Material Science” (section “Nanomaterials and nanotechnology”), 2013.
2010 Michail Lomonosov’s fellowship founded by DAAD (Germany) and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science
2010 Grant of program for the development of research initiative “Innovarium”, Volgograd region administration
2008 Michail Lomonosov’s fellowship founded by DAAD (Germany) and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science
2006-2007 Scholarship of Scientific Counsil of Volgograd State Pedagogical University
2006-2007 Student-researcher (by decision of Scientific Counsil of Volgograd State Pedagogical University)
2006-2007 Scholarship of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation for the best students
2004-2005 Scholarship of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation for the best students
2003-2004 Scholarship of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation for the best students