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Aleksandar Tsekov Staykov Last modified date:2023.11.27

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Academic Degree
Doctor of Science, Doctor of Science (Leipzig University, Germany)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Doctor
Field of Specialization
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
My research interest is in the field of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. I apply the methods of Quantum Mechanics to the fields of chemistry and materials science to study various phenomena such as novel catalytic materials, chemical reactivity on complex surfaces and interfaces, electron transport at nanoscale, energy related molecules and processes, and hydrogen embrittlement. Recently I work on the design and understanding of complex oxide materials for application in Fuel Cells and hybrid organic/inorganic interfaces for use in the photocatalytic water splitting reaction. In addition, I work on development of theory for environmental hydrogen embrittlement (metals) mitigation by ppm impurities in the hydrogen gas. My research is applied in the border area of chemistry, physics, and materials science.
Research Interests
  • Hydrogen production
    keyword : catalysis, quantum chemistry, hydrogen, surface
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • CSJ
  • Ceramic Oxide Surfaces: Gas-Solid Interactions for High Temperature Electrochemical Devices

    Imperial College London
    Professor John Kilner (Team Leader)
    Professor Stephen Skinner
    Mr Matthew Niania
    Dr Sam Cooper

    Kyushu University
    Professor Tatsumi Ishihara (Team Leader)
    Professor John Druce
    Professor Helena Tellez
    Professor Aleksandar Staykov
    Dr Taner Akbay
  • Molecular junction using photoswitching
Educational Activities
Teaching Physical Chemistry A: Thermodynamics for second year students from the international course.
Supervising three graduate students and two undergraduate students.