Kiryl Zakharchuk
  Research Fellowship  
  department: Materials and Ceramic Engineering  
  supervisor: Jorge Ribeiro Frade  
Aleksey Yaremchenko
Andrei Kavaleuski
  group: 3 - materials for energy and functional surfaces
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Short CV

Date and place of birth:  29 October 1984, Minsk, Belarus

Academic degrees:

Degree in Chemistry (5-year program), Chemistry Department,  Belarusian State University, 2007
Degree Thesis: “Study of the effect of oxygen nonstoichiometry on the physicochemical properties of complex oxides”

Employment and professional activities:

2011–now:  Research fellow, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro

20072011: Junior researcher, Laboratory of ion exchange fibers synthesis and properties study, Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Scientific Interests and Specialization

Scientific Domain:

Physical Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering


Present research interests:

Solid state chemistry of oxide materials;

Complex metal oxides; Crystal structure; Synthesis and characterization methods;

Relationships between oxygen nonstoichiometry and physicochemical properties;

High- and intermediate-temperature electrical and electrochemical measurements;

Ceramic materials for high-temperature electrochemical application;

Energy materials; Energy conversion and storage;

Solid oxide fuel cells; Solid oxide electrolyzer cells;

Mixed-conducting membranes;

Oxide thermoelectrics.

Participation in R&D projects

2014-2015:     "ORIEL - Oriented Lanthanum Silicate Thin Film Electrolytes for IT-SOFCS", project PTDC/CTM-CER/118933/2010, financed by the FCT, Portugal (team member)

2011-2013:     “Novel methodological approaches to analyze ion transport mechanism in complex crystal lattices and to forecast performance-determining parameters of the oxide materials”, project PTDC/CTM-CER/114561/2009, financed by the FCT, Portugal (team member)


[1] K.V. Zakharchuk, A.A. Yaremchenko, D.P. Fagg, Electrical properties and thermal expansion of strontium aluminates, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2014, Vol.613, pp.232-237, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.05.225.

[2] N.M. Ferreira, A.V. Kovalevsky, E.N. Naumovich, A.A. Yaremchenko, K.V. Zakharchuk, F.M. Costa, J.R. Frade, Effects of transition metal additives on redox stability and high-temperature electrical conductivity of (Fe,Mg)3O4 spinels, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2014, Vol.34, No.10, pp.2339-2350, DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2014.02.016.

[3] E. Kravchenko, D. Khalyavin, K. Zakharchuk, J. Grins, G. Svensson, V. Pankov, A. Yaremchenko, High-temperature characterization of oxygen-deficient K2NiF4-type Nd2-xSrxNiO4-d (x = 1.0-1.6) for potential SOFC/SOEC applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, Vol.3, No.47, pp.23852-23863, DOI: 10.1039/C5TA06779K.

Communications at the international scientific conferences

[1] K. Zakharchuk, E. Naumovich, S. Mikhalev, A. Yaremchenko, Assessment of electrical conductivity relaxation technique for the measurements of oxygen-ion diffusion in solids, 19th Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society and XVI Iberic Meeting of Electrochemistry (Aveiro, Portugal, 30 June – 2 July 2014);

[2] K.V. Zakharchuk, E.N. Naumovich, M.V. Patrakeev, V.V. Kharton, Ionic transport in (La,Sr)2FeO4 solid solution, European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2013 Fall Meeting (Warsaw, Poland, 16-20 September 2013).