Head of Department for Electrochemical Power Engineering and Chemistry
Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine
Viacheslav Barsukov’s research activity is focused on the fundamental and applied investigations of the materials for Energy and Environment. In particular, he and his co-authors were among the first to propose a “capacitor” concept for mechanism of electrochemical processes in the conducting polymers, discovered the phenomenon of catalytic reduction of oxygen from air on polyaniline and polypyrrole electrodes and proposed a quantum chemical model for this phenomenon. These investigations have stimulated further developments of supercapacitors, lithium-ion and air-metal batteries, fuel cells. In recent years, much attention has been paid to the development of thin films for electromagnetic shielding, which finds important applications in electronics within the framework of NATO SfS project.
He had the research trainings at the Solvay SA company, Brussels in frame of Marie Curie Actions— Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) for FP7 “Energy Caps” project and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (be-lateral cooperation).
His research results were published in prestigious journals (160 papers), in 5 books and 2 chapters in books.