General Fields of Research Projects
- Advanced materials for electrochemical power sources
- Hybrid organic-inorganic materials
- Conducting polymers and metal nanoparticles systems
- Modelling of mixed electron-ion charge transfer
Development of electrochemical power sources is one of the most important research fields in electrochemistry, physical chemistry and material science. Currently, due to the rapid development of mobile telecommunications, computing and consumer electronics, new types of electric vehicles, the research directed at the development in the field of electrochemical energy is of extreme importance in modern technology and everyday life. The above said determines the evident importance and relevance of such research and poses new challenges for their development and improvement. Therefore, we can confidently predict the long-term development of such area of research and increasing demands for highly skilled professionals in the field of electrochemistry, that is one of the circumstances that should be taken into account in planning the educational process in Saint-Petersburg State University.
The research of Prof. V. Kondratiev research group are mainly focused on the elaboration of New Advanced Materials for Electrochemical Power Sources. Among them the new composites based on conducting polymers and transition metal oxides (like MnO2, WO3, NiO, Co3O4 etc.) for supercapacitors and electrode materials like LiFePO4, LiFe0.5Mn0.5PO4, LiMn2O4, LiTi5O12 modified by conducting polymer for lithium ion batteries.
The research group of Prof. V. Kondratiev conducts interdisciplinary investigations at the interface of electrochemistry, materials science, dispersed and colloid chemistry, organic synthetic chemistry, which are focused on the development of new physicochemical principles and methods for obtaining energy-storage materials for power sources (batteries and supercapacitors). The research includes task-oriented design of new electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors with improved functional properties, development of physico-chemical principles for the creation of new energy-storage materials on the base of research on the mechanisms of their functioning.