Maksim Starykevich

Junior Researcher

Awards and Honors





Winner of the presidential fund for support of talented youth, Belarus.

2nd honor distinction for the poster, XIX Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society and XVI Iberic Meeting of Electrochemistry, Aveiro, Portugal.

Portuguese Electrochemical Society young researcher prize

Courses and Training





“GD user training”, HORIBA Jobin Yvon S.A.S., France.

“7th European Summer School on Electrochemical Engineering”, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

“Multifunctional Smart Coating and Surfaces Summer School”, Aveiro, Portugal (teaching).

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Date and place of birth: 17 September 1988, Zhabinka, Belarus

Academic degrees:

•  PhD degree in Material science, University of Aveiro, 2017  
   PhD Thesis: “Electrosynthesis of 1-D metallic nanoparticles from DES using porous anodic templates”

•  Degree in Chemical Engeneering (5-year program), Department of Chemical technology of organic substances, materials and products, Belarusian State University of Technology, 2011
   Degree Thesis: “Research into the influence of temperature on rubber properties”

Scientific and professional activities:

since 2017: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro

2011-2017: Junior Researcher, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro

2007-2010: Engineer (part-time), Belarusian State University


scientific interests and specialization

Area of scientific activity:
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; (Electro)Catalysis; Oxygen Separation; Mixed-conducting Ceramic Membranes; Membrane Reactors; Energy Conversion and Storage Materials; Natural Gas and Biogas Conversion; Steam Electrolysis; Oxide Thermoelectrics; Corrosion protection; Electrochemical deposition; Ionic liquids.

Scientific domain:
Materials Science, Physical Chemistry; Solid State Chemistry and Electrochemistry;

Solid-state reaction synthesis; Glycine-nitrate combustion synthesis; Pechini (citrate) synthesis technique; Mechanochemical activation and mechanosynthesis;
Structural and microstructural characterization: X-ray diffraction (XRD); Scanning electron microscopy (SEM); Energy-dispersive analysis (EDS);
Thermal analysis: Thermogravimetry (TGA), Differential thermal analysis (DTA); Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); Dilatometry;
Electrical measurements: electrical conductivity (DC methods and AC impedance spectroscopy); Seebeck coefficient;
Electrochemical measurements: electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; polarization techniques;
Studies of mixed ionic-electronic transport in oxides: oxygen permeation measurements; determination of transference numbers (modified EMF technique; Faradaic efficiency technique; polarization methods); coulometric titration;
Analysis of defect chemistry of oxides; Oxygen nonstoichiometry - defect chemistry - transport properties relationships; Thermochemical expansion;
Electrochemical deposition of active metals and semiconductors from ionic liquids;

Present research interests:
- Development of ionic, electronic and mixed ionic-electronic conductors with different structures (fluorite, perovskite, pyrochlore, apatite, Ruddlesden-Popper, etc.) and composite metarials for energy-conversion technologies and studies of their properties, chemical and thermal stability, redox behavior, electrochemical and electrocatalytic performance;
- Alternative electrochemically-active and cost-efficient cathode and anode materials for fuel cell applications;
- Solid electrolytes for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells;
- Nanostructured electrocatalysts for hydrocarbon (natural gas, biogas) conversion and fuel cell applications; 
- High performance composite CO2 separation membranes
- Oxygen-selective ceramic mixed-conducting membranes for oxygen separation from air and partial oxidation of light hydrocarbon; Surface activation methods;
- Oxide thermoelectric materials.



Active corrosion protection coating for a ZE41 magnesium alloy created by combining PEO and sol-gel techniques

Ivanou, DK; Yasakau, KA; Kallip, S; Lisenkov, AD; Starykevich, M; Lamaka, SV; Ferreira, MGS; Zheludkevich, ML
2016, RSC ADVANCES, 6, 15, 12553-12560.

Photocatalytic Deposition of Hydroxyapatite onto a Titanium Dioxide Nanotubular Layer with Fine Tuning of Layer Nanoarchitecture

Ulasevich, SA; Poznyak, SK; Kulak, AI; Lisenkov, AD; Starykevich, M; Skorb, EV
2016, LANGMUIR, 32, 16, 4016-4021.

Sealing of tartaric sulfuric (TSA) anodized AA2024 with nanostructured LDH layers

Kuznetsov, B; Serdechnova, M; Tedim, J; Starykevich, M; Kallip, S; Oliveira, MP; Hack, T; Nixon, S; Ferreira, MGS; Zheludkevich, ML
2016, RSC ADVANCES, 6, 17, 13942-13952.

Electrocatalytic activity of Au nanoparticles onto TiO2 nanotubular layers in oxygen electroreduction reaction: size and support effects

Maltanava, H; Poznyak, S; Starykevich, M; Ivanovskaya, M
2016, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 222, 1013-1020.

High-pressure zinc oxysulphide phases in the ZnO-ZnS system

Salak, AN; Ignatenko, OV; Zhaludkevich, AL; Lisenkov, AD; Starykevich, M; Zheludkevich, ML; Ferreira, MGS

Electrochemical deposition of zinc from deep eutectic solvent on barrier alumina layers

Starykevich, M; Salak, AN; Ivanou, DK; Lisenkov, AD; Zheludkevich, ML; Ferreira, MGS
2015, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 170, 284-291.

Degradation behavior of PEO coating on AM50 magnesium alloy produced from electrolytes with clay particle addition

Lu, XP; Sah, SP; Scharnagl, N; Stormer, M; Starykevich, M; Mohedano, M; Blawert, C; Zheludkevich, ML; Kainer, KU
2015, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 269, 155-169.

Electrodeposition of Zinc Nanorods from Ionic Liquid into Porous Anodic Alumina

Starykevich, M; Lisenkov, AD; Salak, AN; Ferreira, MGS; Zheludkevich, ML
2014, CHEMELECTROCHEM, 1, 9, 1484-1487.

Plasma anodized ZE41 magnesium alloy sealed with hybrid epoxy-silane coating

Ivanou, DK; Starykevich, M; Lisenkov, AD; Zheludkevich, ML; Xue, HB; Lamaka, SV; Ferreira, MGS
2013, CORROSION SCIENCE, 73, 300-308.

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