Serhiy Cherevko


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Doing my BSc/MSc in Physics and PhD in an interdisciplinary program crossing the disciplines like Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Electrochemistry made me who I am today – a scientist who enjoys the challenge of multifaceted research.

I enjoy doing basic research in order to solve applied tasks. This explains my research interest in fundamental physical chemistry, e.g. oxidation and dissolution of metals and semiconductors, electrocatalysis, and electrochemistry at modified interfaces but also electrochemical engineering, e.g. development and optimization of catalyst layers in fuel cells and water electrolyzes.

Progress in basic research is often a direct outcome of previous achievements in experimental instrumentation. Hence, a significant part of my interest is in the development of new tools, e.g. electrochemical on-line mass spectrometry, gas diffusion electrode approaches, and high-throughput screening methods.    


2016- Team Head, Electrocatalysis group of Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (Erlangen, Germany)
2011-2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering, Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung (Düsseldorf, Germany)
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Chemical Engineering division), Sungkyunkwan University (Suwon, Korea)
2005-2009 Ph.D. degree in Nanoscience at the Sungkyunkwan University, Interdisciplinary Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), (Suwon, Korea)
2004-2005 Research Engineer at the Institute for Single Crystals of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
1999-2004 B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Physical department, division of Solid State Physics (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

2013 ISE Electrochimica Acta Travel Award, by the International Society of Electrochemistry
2009-2011 Brain Korea 21 (BK-21) Postdoctoral research fellowship
2004 Master diploma in Physics with distinction