Keith Stevenson

Full Professor, Associate Provost, Dean of Research, Director of the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology
Center for Energy Science and Technology

Professor Stevenson received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Utah under the supervision of Professor Henry White.   Subsequently, he held a postdoctoral appointment at Northwestern University (1997-2000); and a professorial appointment  2000-2015 at the University of Texas at Austin. Recently, he has served as a scientific thrust leader in Electrochemical Energy Storage on a $15M Department of Energy Frontier Research Center, Director of the $38M Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM), and on the steering board for the Texas Materials Institute (TMI).

Stevenson’s research interests are aimed at elucidating and controlling chemistry at solid/liquid interfaces vital to many emerging energy storage and energy conversion technologies.  To date he has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications, six patents, and six book chapters in this field. He is a recipient of a NSF CAREER award (2002), the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools New Scholar Award (2004), the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry Young Investigator Award (2006), and Kavli Fellow (2012).  Keith is a member of the American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, and the Materials Research Society.

Stevenson has been extremely innovative in pursuing major research and educational initiatives in nanomaterials and nanotechnology areas. This includes serving as the faculty advisor for the CNM’s Doctoral Portfolio Program that has produced a successful cadre of more than 120 well-trained scientists and engineers from 14 different academic departments since its inception in 2002. He also managed several shared instrumentation facilities, which total over $20M in housing state-of-the-art equipment including $4M+ of resources acquired by US federal funds and private foundation grants. On the educational side, he has been the State Director of the Welch Foundation Summer Scholar Program (2008-2015) which funds summer research activities for high school students across the state of Texas, with over 1600 students served. He is also one of three founding faculty members of UT-Austin’s federally funded Undergraduate Freshman Research Initiative (FRI). Now over 600 undergraduate students have performed research and published their work under his direction in the area of nanomaterials for catalysis. The FRI program currently involves over 25 research faculty and >800 undergraduate researchers per year; and is transforming the way undergraduate research is conducted at large tier one research universities.

At present, he is leading the development of a new graduate level university (Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology) in Moscow, Russia where he is the Director of the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage (CEE). The CEE conducts research that supports the energy industry in Russia and the world, and develops and demonstrates materials, devices and systems that provide the basis for innovative opportunities for advanced energy storage technologies. The research program concentrates around new metal-ion and metal-air battery chemistries, and new fuel and solar and electrolysis cell technologies. The CEE is generously funded to collaborate closely with MIT, Moscow State University, and other top universities around the world.

Atomic and molecular structure; interactions of atoms and molecules at surfaces; interfacial electrochemistry and development of electrochemical theory and methods; molecular transport phenomena; scanning probe microscopies (STM, AFM, and SECM); optical microscopy; development of analytical techniques; materials chemistry; development of electrochemical techniques; energy storage and conversion; chemical sensors.

Publications 2018

Sizov, V. E.; Kondratenko, M. S.; Gallyamov, M. O.; Stevenson, K. J. “Advanced Porous Polybenzimidazole Membranes for Vanadium Redox Batteries Synthesized via a Supercritical Phase-inversion Method,” J. Supercrit. Fluids. 2018, 137, 111-117.

Forslund, R. P.; Hardin, W. G.; Rong, X; Abakumov, A. M.; Filimonov, D.; Alexander, C. T.; Mefford, J. T.; Iyer, H.; Kolpak, A. M.; Johnston, K. P; Stevenson, K. J. “Exceptional Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Via Tunable Charge Transfer Interactions in La0.5Sr1.5Ni1-xFexO4+δ Ruddlesden-Popper Oxides,” Nature Comm. 2018, 9(1) 3150.

Alexander, C. T.; Abakumov, A. M.; Forslund, R. P.; Johnston, K. P.; Stevenson, K. J.; “Role of the Carbon Support on the Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Activities in LaNiO3 Composite Electrodes in Alkaline Solution,” ACS Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 1(4), 1549-1558.

Adonin. S. A.; Udalova, L.; Abramov, P.; Novikov, A.; Samsonenko, D.; Yushina, I.; Korolkov, I. Semitut, E.; Derzhavskaya, T.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A.; Sokolov, M.; Fedin, V. “A Novel Family of polyiodo(bromoantimonate) Complexes: Cation-driven Self-assembly of Unprecedented Photoconductive Metal-polyhalide Frameworks, Chem. Eur. J. 2018 accepted.

Shestakov, A. F.; Litvinenko, M.: Stevenson, K. J. “Theoretical Study of the Structure and Specific Capacity of an Organic Cathode Based on poly(2,4-diazabenzoquinone) in a Lithiated State,” Mendeleev Comm. 2018, 28(3), 239-241.

Fedotov, S. S,; Samarin, A.; Nikitina, V. A.; Aksyonov, D.; Sokolov, S.; Zhugayevych, A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Khasanova, N.; Abakumov, A. M.; Antipov, E. V.; “Reversible Facile Monovalent Ion De/insertion in KTiOPO4-type Cathode Materials, J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 14420-14430.

Darch, S. E.; Simoska, O.; Fitzpatrick, M.; Barraza, J. P.; Stevenson, K. J.; Bonnecaze, R.; Shear, J. B.; Whiteley, M. “Spatial Determinants of Quorum Signaling in a P. aeruginosa Infection Model,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2018, 115(18), 4779-4784.

Luchkin, S. Yu.; Stevenson, K. J. “On the Origin of Extended Resolution in KPFM with a Worn Tip Apex,” Micros. Microanal. 2018, 24(2), 126-131.

Tereshchenko, I. V.; Aksyonov, D. A.; Drozhzhin, O. A.; Presniakov, I. A.; Sobolev, A. V.; Zhugayevych, A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Antipov, E. V.; Abakumov, A. M. “The Role of Semi-labile Oxygen Atoms for Intercalation Chemistry of the Metal-ion Battery Polyanion Cathodes,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2018 140(11), 3994–4003.

Leshanskaya, L. I.; Dremova, N. N.; Luchkin, S. Yu; Zhidkov, I. S.; Cholakh, S. O.;  Kurmaev, E. Z.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A. “Towards Understanding the Origin of the Hysteresis Effects and Threshold Voltage Shift in Organic Field-effect Transistors Based on the Electrochemically Grown AlOx Dielectric,” Thin Solid Films 2018, 649, 7-11.

Drozhzhin, O. A.; Shevchenko, V. A.; Zakharkin, M. Z.; Gamzyukov, P. A.; Yashina, L. A.; Abakumov, A. B.; Stevenson, K. J.; Antipov, E. V. “Improving Salt-to-solvent Ratio to Enable High-Voltage Electrolyte Stability for Advanced Li-ion Batteries Electrochim Acta 2018, 263, 127-133.

Stauber, J. M.; Zhang, S.; Jiang, Y.; Avena, L.; Stevenson, K. J.; Cummins, C. C. “Cobalt and Vanadium Trimetaphosphate Polyanions: Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Evaluation for Non-Aqueous Redox Flow Battery Applications,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (2), 538–541.

Ghanem, E.; Long, S. R.; Rodenbusch, S. R.; Shear, R. I.; Beckham, J. T.; Procko, K.; DePue, L.; Stevenson, K. J.; Robertus, J. D.; Anslyn, E. V.; Simmons, S. L “Teaching through Research: Alignment of Core Chemistry Competencies and Skills within a Multidisciplinary Research Framework,” J. Chem. Ed 2018, 95(2), 248-258.


Publications 2017

Karpushkin, E. A.; Gvozdik, N. A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Sergeev, V. G.“Membranes Based on Carboxyl-containing Polyacrylonitrile for Applications in Vanadium Redox-flow Batteries,” Mendeleev Comm. 2017, 27(4) 390-391.

Karpushkin, E. A.; Klimenko, M. M.; Gvozdik, N. A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Sergeyev, V. G. “Polyacrylonitrile-Based Membranes for Aqueous Redox-Flow Batteries,” in Large Scale Energy Storage, ECS Transactions 2017, 77, 163-171.

Nikitina, V. A.; Zakharkin, M. V.; Vassiliev, S. Yu.; Yashina, L. V.; Antipov, E. V.; Stevenson, K. J. “Lithium-ion Coupled Electron Transfer Rates in Superconcentrated Electrolytes: Exploring the Bottlenecks for Fast Charge Transfer Rates with LiMn2O4 Cathode Materials,” Langmuir 2017, 33(37), 9378-9389.

Stevenson, K. J.; Tschulik, K. “A Materials Driven Approach For Understanding Single Entity Nano Impact Electrochemistry,” Curr. Opin. Electrochem. 2017, 6(1), 38-45.

Elliot, J. E.; Simoska, O.; Karasik, S.; Shear, J. B; Stevenson, K. J. “Transparent Carbon Ultramicroelectrode Arrays for the Electrochemical Detection of a Bacterial Warfare Toxin, Pyocyanin,” Anal. Chem. 2017, 89(12), 6285-6289.

Redman, D. W.; Rose, M. J.; Stevenson, K. J. “Electrodeposition of Amorphous Molybdenum Chalcogenides from Ionic Liquids and their Activity for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction,” Langmuir 2017, 33(37), 9354-9360.

Shestakov, A. F.; Yarmolenko, O. V.; Ignatova, A. A.; Mumyatov, A. V.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin P. A. “Structural Origins of the Capacity Fading in the Lithium-Polyimide Battery,” J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5(14), 6532-6537.

Kuznetsov, I. E.; Susarova, D. K.; Frolova, L. A.; Peregudov, A. S.; Shestakov, A. F.; Troyanov, S. I.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A. “Unprecedented Thermal Condensation of Tetracyanocyclopropanes to Triazaphenalenes: A Facile Route to Design of Novel Materials for Electronic Applications,” Chem. Comm. 2017, 53(35) 4830-4833.

Akbulatov, A. F.; Frolova, L. A.; Gearba, I. A.; Griffin, M. P.; Dolocan, A.; Vanden Bout, D. A.; Katz, E. A.; Shestakov, A. F.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A. “Effect of Electron-transport Material on Light-induced Degradation of Inverted Planar Junction Perovskite Solar Cells,” Adv. Ener. Mater. 2017, 7, 1700476.

Adonin, S. A.; Frolova, L. A.; Sokolov, M. N.; Shilov, G. V.; Korchagin, D. V.; Fedin, V. P.; Aldoshin, S. M.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A. “Antimony (V) Complex Halides: Lead-free Perovskite-like Materials for Hybrid Solar Cells,” Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 7, 1701140.

Luchkin, S. Yu.; Akbulatov, A. F.; Frolova, L. A.; Griffin, M. P.; Dolocan, A.; Gearba, I. A.; Vanden Bout, D. A..; Troshin, P. A; Stevenson, K. J. “Reversible and Irreversible Electric Field Induced Morphological and Interfacial Transformations of Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskites,” ACS Adv. Mater. Inter. 2017, 9(39), 33478-33483.

Kubarkov A.V.; Pyshkina O.A.; Karpushkin E.A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Sergeyev, V.G “Electrically Conducting Polymeric Microspheres Comprised of Sulfonated Polystyrene Cores coated with Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene,” Colloid Poly. Sci. 2017, 295(6) 1049-1058.

Karpushkin, E. A.; Gvozdik, N. A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Sergeyev, V. G. “Membranes Based on Carboxyl-Containing Polyacrylonitrile for Application in Vanadium Redox-Flow Batteries,” Mendeleev Comm.  2017, 27 (4), 390-391.

Elliot, J.; Duay, J., Simoska, O.; Shear, J. B.; Stevenson, K. J. “Gold Nanoparticle Modified Transparent Carbon Ultramicroelectrode Arrays for the Selective and Sensitive Electroanalytical Detection of Nitric Oxide,” Anal. Chem. 2017, 89 (2), 1267–1274.

Akbulatov, A. F.; Luchkin, S. Y.; Frolova, L. A.; Dremova, N. N.; Gerasimov, K. L.; Stevenson, K. J.;  Troshin, P. A. “Probing the Intrinsic Thermal and Photochemical Stability of  Hybrid and Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskites,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 1211–1218.

Griffin, M.; Gearba, R.; Stevenson, K. J.; Vanden Bout, D. A.; Dolocan, A. “Revealing The Chemistry and Morphology of Buried Donor/acceptor Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(13), 2764-2773.

Luchkin, S.; Frolova, L. A.; Troshin, P. A.; Stevenson, K. J. “Spatially-resolved Nanoscale Measurement of Grain Boundary Enhanced Photocurrent in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Films,” Solar Ener. Mater. Sol. Cells 2017, 171, 205-212.

Piburn, G. W.; Mefford, J. T.; Zinni, N.; Stevenson, K. J.; Humphrey, S. M. “Templated Synthesis of LaMnO3-SiO2 Composite Materials for Efficient Charge Storage,” Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 977-984.

Frolova, L. A.; Anokhin, D. V.; Piryazev, A. A.; Luchkin, S. Y.; Dremova, N. N.; Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A. “Highly Efficient Fully Inorganic Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells Produced by Thermal Co-Evaporation of CsI and PbI2,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8(1), 67-72.

Kondratenko, M. S; Karpushkin, E. A.; Gvozdik, N. A.; Gallyamov, M. O.; Stevenson, K. J.; Sergeyev, V. G; “Influence of Aminosilane Precursor Concentration on Physicochemical Properties of Composite Nafion Membranes for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Applications,” J. Power Sources 2017, 340, 32-39

Omelianovych, A. Y; Dominsky, D. I.; Feldman E. V., Bessonovc, A. A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Paraschuk, D. Y. “Liquid-processed Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Films for Field-effect Transistors,” J. Mater. Sci.- Mater. Elec.2017, 28(23), 18106-18112.

Gearba, R. I.; Kim, M.; Mueller, K. M; Veneman, P. A; Lee, K.; Holliday, B. J.; Chan, C. K.; Chelikowsky, J. R.; Tutuc, E.; Stevenson, K. J. “Atomically-resolved Elucidation of the Electrochemical Covalent Molecular Grafting Mechanism of Single Layer Graphene,” Adv. Mater. Inter. 2017, 3(16) DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600438.

Publications 2016

Robinson, D. A.; Duay, J.; Kondajji, A. M.; Stevenson, K. J. “Mechanistic Aspects of Hydrazine-Induced Pt Colloid Instability and Monitoring Aggregation Kinetics with Nanoparticle Impact Electroanalysis,” Faraday Disc. 2016, 193, 293-312.

Robinson, D. A.; Kondajji, A. M.; Castañeda A. D.; Dasari, R.; Crooks, R. M.; Stevenson, K. J. “Addressing Colloidal Stability for the Unambiguous Detection of Single Nanoparticles Via Nanoparticle Impact Electroanalysis,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7(13), 2512-2517.

Duay, J.; Schroder, K. W.; Murugesan, S.; Stevenson, K. J. “Monitoring Volumetric Changes in Silicon Thin Film Anodes through in situ Optical Diffraction Microscopy,”  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8(27), 17642-17650

Castaneda, A. D.; Robinson, D. A.; Stevenson, K. J.; Crooks, R. M. “Detection of DNA using Surface Enzymatic Transformations and Electrocatalytic Amplification,” Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 6450-6457.

Forslund, R.; Mefford, J. T.; Hardin, W. G.; Alexander, C.; Johnston, K. P.; Stevenson, K. J. “Nanostructured LaNiO3 Perovskite Electrocatalysts for Enhanced Urea Oxidation,” ACS Cat. 2016, 6, 5044-5051.

Redman, D.: Kim, H. K.; Rose, M. J.; Stevenson, K. J. “Photo-Assisted Electrodeposition of MoS2 in Ionic Liquid on Organic-Functionalized Silicon Photoelectrodes for H2 Generation,”J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 7027-7035.

Drozhzhin, O. A; Sumanov, V. D.; Karakulina, O. M.; Abakumov, A. M.; Hadermann, J.; Baranov, A. N; Stevenson, K. J.; Antipov, E. “Switching Between Solid Solution and Two-phase Regimes in the Li1-xFe1-yMnyPO4 Cathode Materials during Lithium (de)intercalation: Combined PITT, in Situ XRPD and Electron Diffraction Tomography Study,” Electrochim. Acta 2016, 191, 149-157.


Publications 2015

Charlton, M. R., Dylla, A. G.; Stevenson, K. J. “Direct Evidence of a Chemical Conversion Mechanism of Atomic Layer Deposited TiO2 Anodes During Lithiation using LiPF6 Salt,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119(51), 28285-28291.

Duay, J.; Elliot, J.; Shear, J. B.; Stevenson, K. J. “Transparent Carbon Ultramicroelectrode Arrays: Electroanalytical Figures of Merit for Quantitative Spectroelectrochemistry for Biogenic Analysis,” Anal. Chem. 2015, 87(19), 10109-10116.

Schroder, K. W.; Dylla, A. G.;  Bishop, L. D. C.; Kamilar, E. R.; Saunders, J.  Webb, L. J. Stevenson, K. J.  “The Effects of Solvent-Solute Hydrogen Bonding on Non-aqueous Electrolyte Structure,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20156(15), 2888-2891.

Schroder, K. W.; Alvarado, J.; Yersak, T.; Li, J.; Dudney, N.; Meng, Y. S.; Webb. L. J.; Stevenson, K. J. “The Effect of Fluoroethylene Carbonate as an Additive on the Solid Electrolyte Interphase on Silicon Lithium-ion Electrodes,” Chem. Mater. 2015, 27(16), 5531-5542.

Alligrant, T. M.; Dasari, R.; Stevenson, K. J.; Crooks, R. M. “Electrocatalytic Amplification of Single Nanoparticle Collisions using DNA-modified Surfaces” Langmuir 2015, 31(42), 11724-11733.

Robinson, D. A.; Yoo, Y.; Castañeda, A. D.; *Gu, B.; Dasari, R.; Crooks, R. M.; Stevenson, K. J. “Increasing the Collision Rate of Particle Impact Electroanalysis with Magnetically Guided Pt-decorated Iron Oxide Nano-particles,” ACS Nano 2015, 9(7), 7583-7595.

Mefford, J. T.; Rong, X.; Abakumov, A. M.; Hardin, W. G.; Dai, S.; Kolpak, A. M.; Johnston, K. P.; Stevenson, K. J. “Water Electrolysis on La1-xSrxCoO3-δ Perovskite Electrocatalysts,” Nat. Comm. 2016, 7, 11053 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11053).

Bhandari, R.; Anderson, R. M.;  Stauffer, S.; Dylla, A. G.;  Henkelman, G.;  Stevenson, K. J.;  Crooks, R. M. “Electrochemical Activity of Dendrimer-Stabilized Sn Nanoparticles for Lithium Alloying Reactions,” Langmuir 2015, 31(23), 6570-6576.

Rust, I. M.; Goran, J. M.; Stevenson, K. J. “Amperometric Detection of Aqueous Silver Ions by Inhibition of Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Electrodes,” Anal. Chem. 2015, 87(14), 7250-7257.

Membreno, N.; Park, K.; Goodenough, J. B.; Stevenson, K. J. “Electrode/Electrolyte Interface of Composite α-Li3V2(PO4)3 Cathodes in a Non-Aqueous Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries and the Role of the Carbon Additive,” Chem. Mater. 2015, 27(9), 3332–3340.

Goran, J. M.; *Phan, E. N. H.; *Favela, C. A.; Stevenson, K. J. “H2O2 Detection at Carbon Nanotubes and Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes: Oxidation, Reduction, or Disproportionation?,” Anal. Chem.2015, 87(12), 5989-5996.

Earlier publications available by request.

National Science Foundation Career Award, 2002

Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) Young Investigator Award, 2006

Kavli Fellow 2012

Irina Krasnikova
Research Scientist
Sergey Luchkin
Research Scientist
Victoria Nikitina
Research Scientist
Mariam Pogosova
Research Scientist
Dmitry Rupasov
Research Scientist
Artem Sergeev
Research Scientist
Yaroslava Shakhova
Research Scientist

Materials Chemistry

Course description:

The goal of this course is to provide a survey of materials chemistry and surface spectroscopy techniques Further emphasis will be placed on interfacial chemistry of materials surfaces and ex situ and in situ study using various surface sensitive spectroscopy methods

The course will rely on strong undergraduate math/physics background of the students, however no background in materials will be assumed or required.

Undergraduate math/physics/chemistry

Electrochemistry: Fundamentals to Applications 
Course description:

This course covers fundamental concepts of electrochemistry: oxidation and reduction processes, types of conductors, electrolytes, classification of electrodes and electrode reactions, Faraday’s Laws, and electroanalytical methods. In addition, some applied aspects of electrochemistry will be covered including industrial electrolytic processes, electrodeposition, and electrochemical power sources (batteries and fuel cells).

Undergraduate math/physics/chemistry

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ФИО: Стевенсон Кейт Джон

Занимаемая должность (должности): Проректор, Профессор, Директор ЦНИО

Преподаваемые дисциплины: Химия материалов

Ученая степень: Ph.D., химия, 1997, Университет Юты, США

Ученое звание (при наличии): нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Химия

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии): нет

Общий стаж работы: 26 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 26 лет