Dr. Vasily Artemov is a Senior Research Scientist at the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology. He is interested in condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, dielectric and infrared spectroscopy. His research is focused on experimental and theoretical studies of water and aqueous media (electrolytes, porous materials, colloidal systems) for energy applications. After graduating with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2007, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Prokhorov General Physics Institute in 2010. After several stays in Germany, he took the role of head of the dielectric laboratory at the Prokhorov General Physics Institute in Moscow. Several technological startups were founded on the results of basic research in his lab. At the end of 2018, he joined Skoltech. He is currently working with Professor Keith Stevenson, leading the activities on dielectric spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy of materials for energy applications. Vasily is the author of the monograph The Electrodynamics of Water and Ice published by Springer in 2021.
|2019-current||Senior research scientist||Center for Energy Science and Technology, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia)|
|2018, 2019||Visiting researcher||Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research & 1 Physikalisches Institut, Universität Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany)|
|2018||Visiting researcher||University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)|
|2016-2018||Head of laboratory||Prokhorov Institute of General Physics (GPI), Laboratory of intermolecular interactions spectroscopy|
|2014-2016||PostDoc||Lomonosov Moscow State University,|
|2014||Visiting researcher||Experimental Physics V, University of Augsburg (Augsburg, Germany)|
|2010||Ph.D. in Condensed matter physics||Prokhorov Institute of General Physics (GPI), Moscow, Thesis: “Spectroscopy of water molecules during diffusion in nanopores”|
|2007||MS (with honors, the top mark), in Applied Math. and Phys.||Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Thesis: “Diode-laser spectroscopy of water spin isomers”|
My research focuses on molecular-level dynamics in water, ice, and soft-matter systems (aqueous solutions, colloidal solutions, porous materials), and includes both experimental and theoretical studies. I am interested in intra- and intermolecular motion, and how this motion is involved in physical and physicochemical processes in the bulk phase and near the interfaces. For this research, I use impedance, terahertz, and infrared spectroscopy techniques, as well as standard physicochemical instruments, to reveal the charge and mass transfer properties of materials for electrochemical energy applications and beyond.
My particular research interest is water, as it provides a good platform for interdisciplinary research between physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. By studying both molecular vibrations and long-range diffusion, I build phenomenological models of the dynamic structure of water. This knowledge provides new fundamental insights into the nature of this ubiquitous liquid, as well as sheds light on many physical and biochemical phenomena around us.
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2021 The monography “The Electrodynamics of Water and Ice” by Vasily Artemov made it to the 30 Best Chemical Physics Books of All Time:
2016 Best poster award, The Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy Conference (BDS), Pisa, Italy
2014 The best work of the young scientist, The competition of the Prokhorov Institute of General Physics
2009 Winner of the “Technovation Cup” with the project “Aquaspec”, Moscow, Russia
2009 Best Presentation, International Conference MICSFM, Novosibirsk, Russia
2008 Best Presentation, International LPOT Conference, Minsk, Belarus
2008 Best presentation, MIPT conference, Dolgoprudny, Russia