Vadym Drozd

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

PERSONAL DATA

Date of birth: June 08, 1972

Place of birth: Ukraine

Citizenship : Ukraine

 

EDUCATION

1994-1998: Candidate Nauk in Inorganic Chemistry - eq. Ph.D.; Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev .

PhD thesis titled "Oxovanadates (III,IV) of alkaline-earth and rare-earth elements with layered structures of perovskite-type". Supervisor: Prof. S.A. Nedilko.

1989-1994: Specialist (honoured) - eq. M.S. with major in Inorganic Chemistry and Chemistry of High-T c Superconductors; Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

04/2006 – present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions (CeSMEC), Florida International University .

11/2004 – 04/2006: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University , Taipei , Taiwan .

09/1998 - 11/2004: Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev , Ukraine .

11/1997 - 09/1998: Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev , Ukraine .

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Teaching experience (selected courses taught at Kiev University ):

 

 

Research Experience:

Synthesis of polycrystalline oxide materials by "chemical" methods including co-precipitation, co-evaporation and sol-gel

Single crystal growth of oxide materials by flux cooling method

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Inorganic solid state chemistry; developing of new methods of ceramics materials synthesis, including co-precipitation, co-evaporation and sol-gel; the design and synthesis of new oxide materials with interesting electrical and magnetic properties materials, chemical composition (nonstoichiometry) - crystal structure - properties relations.

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITY

 

May-August 2004: Visiting scientist at Department of Chemistry of Warsaw University (Dr. hab. M. Pekala).

April-August 2002: Visiting scientist at Department of Chemistry of Warsaw University (Dr. hab. M. Pekala) and Institute of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences (Prof. S. Lewandowski).

April-May 2001: Taught "Technological risk and effects" for School of Civil Protection in Kosovo (under the Council of Europe), Pristina, Kosovo.

2000-2001: Member of the organizing committee of Soros Chemistry Olympiads for high school students.

 

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2004-2005: TEMPUS Individual Mobility Grant

2004: Research Fellowship from J. Mianowski Foundation ( Poland )

2002-2003: NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant SA (PST.CLG.979446)

2002: Research Fellowship from J. Mianowski Foundation ( Poland )

1995: International Soros Science Education Program grant for postgraduate students (#PSU053044).

1994: International Soros Science Education Program grant for under-graduate students (#GSU043025).

1992-1994: Professor A.M. Golub fellowship for undergraduate students of Kiev Taras Shevchenko University (granted to only one undergraduate in a year).

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Problems of searching for copper-free HTSC compositions , In: Physics and Materials Science of High Temperature superconductors, IV. NATO ASI Series, 3. High Technology-Vol. 26, Eds. Kossowsky, R., Jelinek, M. and Novak J. (Dordrecht-Boston-London: Kluwer Academic Publishers), 217-224(1997).

  2. Drozd V.A., Nedilko S.A. , Barium and rare-earth elements vanadites of LnBa 2 V 3 O 9- d composition . Visnyk Kyivs'kogo Universytetu. Ser.: Khimiya (Herald of the Kiev University (Part: Chemistry)), 34 74-79 ( 1997 ) .

  3. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Solid solutions in the Sr 3-x Ln x V 2 O 7± d (Ln = Rare Earth) systems: crystal structure and electrical properties. Zhurnal Neorg. Khimii (Russian J. of Inorganic Chemistry) 45 (1) 113-116(2000).

  4. Drozd V.A., Mel'nikov V.S., Baginsky I.L., Solid solutions SmBa 2-x Sm x Cu 3 O 7± d (0 = x = 1.0): synthesis, oxygen stoichiometry, structural and electrophysical behaviour . Visnyk Kyivs'kogo Universytetu. Ser.: Khimiya (Herald of Kiev University (Part: Chemistry)) 37 7-11 ( 2001 ) .

  5. Nedilko S.A., Drozd V.A., Solid solutions in Eu(La)-Sr-V(Ti, Cr, Nb, Mo)-O systems with K 2 NiF 4 -type structure . Materials Letters 49 (6) 340-344 ( 2001 ) .

  6. Uvarov V.N., Nemoshkalenko V.V., Nedilko S.A. , Borisenko S.V., Yares'ko A.M., Drozd V.A., Senkevich A.J., Borisenko V.D., Features of an electronic structure of oxide LaNiO 3 , possessing metallic-type conductivity . Metallofizika i noveishie tekhnologii (Metal Physics and Advanced Technologies) 23 (4) 419-429 ( 2001 ) .

  7. Drozd V.A., Baginsky I.L., Mel'nikov V.S., Nedilko S.A., Sol-gel synthesis and structural features of Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y and Eu 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y solid solutions . Zhurnal Neorg. Khimii ( Russian J . of Inorganic Chemistry ) 47 (8) 1110-1113(2002) .

  8. Nishchenko ? . ? ., Likhtorovich S.P., Drozd V.A., Nedilko S.A., Baginsky I.L., Van der Waals gaps in Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y and their influence on superconductivity . Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers) 38 (3) 162-167(2002).

  9. Drozd V.A., Gabovich A.M., Pekala M., Boychuk V.N., Moiseev D.P., Nedilko S.A. , Transport study of newly synthesized polycrystalline Sr 1-x K x PbO 3- d solid solutions . J. Alloys Compounds 346 (1-2) 17-23(2002).

  10. Nishchenko M.M., Likhtorovich S.P., Drozd V.A., Nedilko S.A. , Baginsky I.L., Impact of interatomic interval between Cu(1)-O layers on the temperature of superconducting transition in Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y . Metallofizika i noveishie tekhnologii (Metal Physics and Advanced Technologies) 24 (10) 1321-1334(2002).

  11. Drozd V.A., Baginski I.L., Mel'nikov V.S., Nedilko S.A., Some features of crystal structure and oxygen stoichiometry of Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y solid solutions . Fizyka i Khimya Tverdogo Tila (Physics and Chemistry of Solid State ) 3 (4) 612-621(2002).

  12. Drozd V.A., Gabovich A., Pekala M., Nedilko S.A., Gierlowski P., Oxalate coprecipitation synthesis and transport properties of polycrystalline Sr 1-x La x PbO 3- d solid solutions . J. Alloys Compounds 367 (1-2) 246-250(2004).

  13. Drozd V.A., Gabovich A.M., Pekala M., Szymczak H., Gierlowski P., Transport properties of bulk and thin-film samples of MgB 2 : effects of preparation conditions . Physica C 402 (4) 325-334(2004).

  14. Drozd V.A., Baginski I.L., Mel'nikov V.S., Nedilko S.A. , Oxygen stoichiometry and structural parameters of Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y solid solutions vs. composition and temperature. J. Alloys Compounds 384 (1-2) 44-50(2004).

  15. Drozd V., Pekala M., Kovac J., Skorvanek I., Nedilko S., Structure and transport properties of La 0.75-x RE x Ca 0.25 MnO 3 (RE = Gd, Dy, Ho) manganites . Acta Physica Polonica 106 (5) 751-758(2004).

  16. Pekala M., Drozd V., Kovac J., Skorvanek I. , Magnetic and transport characterization of La 0.75-x Gd x Ca 0.25 MnO 3 manganites . Czechoslovak Journal of Physics 54 (Suppl.D) D415-D418 (2004).

  17. Uvarov V.N., Nedilko S.A., Drozd V.A., Uvarov N.V., Electronic structure of the oxide HoVO 3 : band calculations in LAPW approximation. Metallofizika i noveishie tekhnologii (Metal Physics and Advanced Technologies) 26(12) 1541-1552 (2004).

  18. Pekala M., Drozd V., Mucha J., Magnetic field dependence of electrical resistivity in fine grain La 0.75 Ca 0.25 MnO 3 . J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 290-291 (2) 928-932(2005).

  19. Drozd V.A., Solopan S.O., Gabovich O.M., Pekala M., Nedilko S.A., Dzjaz'ko O.G., Synthesis and transport properties of Sr 1-x K x PbO 3-y F y (0 < x,y < 0.2) . Ukrainian Journal of Chemistry (Ukrainski Khimichny Zhurnal) 36 (8) 77-82(2005).

  20. Liu R. S., Wang C. Y., Drozd V. A., Hu S. F., Sheu H. S., A novel anode material LiVMoO 6 for rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Electrochem. Solid-State Letters 8 (12) A650-A653 (2005).

  21. Drozd V. A., Ekino T., Gabovich A. M., Pekala M., Ribeiro R., Shevchenko A. D., Uvarov V. N., C urrent carrier localization and coulomb gap observed in SrPbO 3- d by transport measurements and tunnel spectroscopy. J. Phys.: Cond. Mater. 17 (23) 7407-7416(2005).

  22. Uvarov V.M. , Urubkov I.V., Nedil'ko S.A., Shevchenko A.D., Dzyats'ko O.G., Drozd V.O., Synthesis under a high pressure, structure, and an electronic structure of GdNiO 3 oxide , Metallofizika i Noveishie Tekhnologii ( Metal Physics and Advanced Technologies ) 27 (9) 1169-1177 (2005).

  23. Wang G. X., Bewlay Steve, Needham S. A., Liu H. K., Dou S. X., Liu R. S., Drozd V. A., Lee J. F., Chen J. M., Synthesis and characterization of LiFePO 4 and LiTi 0.01 Fe 0.99 PO 4 cathode materials. J. Electrochem. Soc. 153 (1) A25-A31 (2006).

  24. Drozd V.A., Ekino T., Gabovich A.M., Pekala M., Ribeiro R., H idden superconductivity in solid solutions Sr 1-x La x PbO 3 detected by tunneling . Submitted to J. Phys. Soc. Japan. Preprint is available on http://arxiv.org/ftp/cond-mat/papers/0409/0409121.pdf

  25. Belous A. G., Drozd V. A., Vjunov O. I., Dzyaz'ko A. G., Nedilko S. A., Solopan S. A., Some features of SrPbO 3 preparation by sol-gel method. Accepted by Neorg. Mater. (Inorganic Materials) (2006).

  26. Drozd V.A., Gabovich A. M., Solopan S. O., Nedil'ko S. A., Pekala M., Dzyaz'ko O. G., S olid solutions Sr 1-x K x PbO 3-y F y (0 = x, y = 0.20) and their transport properties . Submitted to Mater. Res. Bull. (2006).

  27. Ribeiro R. A., Ekino T., Gabovich A. M., Drozd V. A., Pekala M., Coulomb gap and possible superconducting state in solid solutions Sr 1-x La x PbO 3 . Accepted by Physica C (2006).

  28. Drozd V. A., Pekala M., Liu R. S., Lee J. F., Chen J. M., XAS study of (La 0.75- x Gd x )Ca 0.25 MnO 3- d solid solutions. Accepted by Acta Physica Polonica (2006).

 

PUBLISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

  1. Nedilko S.A., Lishko T.P., Golubeva I.V., Drozd V.A., The iso- and heterovalent substitutions in HTSC ceramics . 2 nd International Conference of f-Elements at Helsinki, Finland, August 1994, p. 344.

  2. Nedilko S.A. , Lishko T.P., Drozd V.A., Oxide systems Ln-M-V-O (Ln = rare-earth, M=Ca, Sr, Ba) as prospective new superconductors . 2 nd International Conference on Material Science of High-Tc Superconductors at Kharkov , Ukraine , September 1995, p. 131.

  3. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Problems of searching for copper-free HTSC compositions . NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Physics and Materials Science of High Temperature Superconductors, IV" at Strbske Pleso, Slovac Republic, July 1996, p. P1-11.

  4. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Crystal structure and electrical properties of Sr 3- x Ln x V 2 O 7+d (Ln = rare earth) solid solutions . 12 th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements at Saint-Malo, France, April 1997, p. P A16.

  5. Nedilko S., Drozd V., Shpakivs'ka N., S olid solutions on the basis of LnSrVO 4 (Ln = La, Eu): LnSrV 1-x M x O 4 , Ln 1-x Sr 1+x V 1-x M x O 4 (M = Ti, Cr, Nb, Mo) . 2 nd International Conference "Engineering and Functional Materials" at Lviv , Ukraine , October 1997, p. 156.

  6. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Solid solutions in the system Sr 3-x Ln x V2O 7±d (Ln - rare earth) . 5 th International Workshop "High Temperature Superconductors and Novel Inorganic Materials Engineering" at Moscow , Russia , March 1998, p. F-32.

  7. Kulichenko V.A., Drozd V.A., Il'chenko V.B., Raevskaya L.N., Boston A.I., Synthesis of the modified perovskites SrMeO 3-x (Me = Mn, Co, Ni) possessing catalytic activity in the reaction of methane oxidation . VII International Conference "High Temperature Chemistry of Oxides and Silicates" at St. Petersburg , Russia , March 1998, p. 210.

  8. Drozd V.A., Sol-gel synthesis of Sr 3-x Ln x V 2 O 7±d (Ln = rare earth) solid solutions . VII International Conference "High Temperature Chemistry of Oxides and Silicates" at St. Petersburg , Russia , March 1998, p. 162-163.

  9. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Solid solutions in the Ln-Sr-V-M-O (Ln=La, Eu; M=Ti, Cr, Mo, Nb,) systems with the K 2 NiF 4 -type structure . 18 th European Crystallographic Meeting at Prague , Czech Republic , August 1998, p. 267.

  10. Drozd V.A., Solid solutions in the Ln-Sr-V-M-O (Ln=La, Eu; M=Ti, Cr, Mo, Nb,): Electrical properties and crystal structure . NATO ASI "Materials Science, Fundamental Properties and Future Electronic Applications of High-Tc Superconductors" at Albena , Bulgaria , September 1998, p. 30.

  11. Drozd V.A., Nedilko S.A., Solid solutions in the system Sr 3-x Ln x V 2 O 7±d (Ln - rare earth): synthesis and electric properties , 1 st International Conference on Supramolecular Science & Technology at Zakopane, Poland, September - October 1998, p. 106.

  12. Mel'nikov V.S., Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Structural characterization of the RBa 2- x R x Cu 3 O 7±d (R = Nd, Sm, Eu; x = 0.0-1.0) solid solutions . XII Trilateral German-Russian-Ukrainian Seminar on High-Temperature Superconductivity at Kiev , Ukraine , October 1999, p. PA21.

  13. Mel'nikov V.S., Drozd V.A., Nedilko S.A., Baginsky I.L., Structural characterization of the solid solutions LnBa 2-x Ln x Cu 3 O 7±d (Ln = Nd, Sm, Eu; x = 0.0-1.0) . 13 th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements at Stresa , Italy , April 2000, p. P-A39.

  14. Drozd V.A., Baginski I.L., Mel'nikov V.S., Structural and superconducting properties of R 1+x Ba 2 - x Cu 3 O 6.5+x/2+d (R=Sm and Eu) solid solutions. International Conference "Advanced Ceramics for Third Millennium" at Kiev , Ukraine , November 2001, p.132.

  15. Drozd V.A., Baginski I.L., Mel'nikov V.S., Structure behaviour and oxygen stoichiometry of R 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O 6.5+x/2+d (R=Sm and Eu) solid solutions. XV Ukrainian Conference on Inorganic Chemistry at Kiev , Ukraine , September 2001, p. 287.

  16. Nedilko S.A., Zen'kovich E.G., Dzjaz'ko A.G., Kulichenko V.A., Drozd V.A., Manchenko O.F., Zelen'ko T.A., Baginski I.L., Sol-gel synthesis of the functional ceramics , International Conference "Functional Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications" at Kiev, Ukraine, September 2002, p. 96-97.

  17. Drozd V.A., Gabovich A.M., Pekala M., Nedilko S.A., Shymczak H., Transport properties of polycrystalline Sr 1-x K x PbO 3-d and Sr 1-x La x PbO 3-d solid solutions. VIII International Conference on Crystal Chemistry of Intermetallic Compounds at Lviv , Ukraine , September 2002, p. 117.

  18. Drozd V.A., Baginsky I.L., Nedilko S.A., Nishchenko M.M., Likhtorovich S.P.,  Effect of structural features of Sm 1+x Ba 2-x Cu 3 O y high-temperature superconductors on critical temperature. International Conference "Science for Materials in the Frontier of Centuries: Advantages and Challenges" at Kiev , Ukraine , November 2002, p. 462-463.

  19. Nedilko S.A. , Drozd V.A., Dzyaz'ko A.G., Zen'kovich A.G., Zelen'ko T.A., Baginsky I.L., Manchenko O.F., Optimisation of synthesis conditions for complex oxide compounds. XVII Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry at Kazan ', Russia , September 21-26 2003, p. 121.

  20. Drozd V., Pekala M., Kovac J., Skorvanek I., Nedilko S., Structure and transport properties of La 0.75-x RE x Ca 0.25 MnO 3 (RE = Gd, Dy, Ho) manganites. X Krajowa Szkola “Nadprzewodnictwo wysokotemperaturowe i inne zjawiska w perowskitah” (High temperature superconductivity and other phenomenon in perovskites), Warsaw , June 6-10, 2004, p. P-25.

  21. Pekala M., Drozd V., Kovac J., Skorvanek I. , Magnetic and transport properties of La 1-x RE x Ca 0.25 MnO 3 manganites. 12 th Czech and Slovak Conference on Magnetism, Kosice , Slovakia , July 12-15, 2004, p.5P1.

  22. Drozd V., Gabovich A., Pekala M., Gierlowski P., Effects of preparation conditions on transport properties of bulk and thin-film MgB 2 superconductor. 20 th General Conference Condensed Matter Division EPS, Prague , Czech Republic , July 19-23, 2004, p.190.

  23. Pekala M., Drozd V., Magneto-resistance of La 1-x M x MnO 3 manganites. Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Dresden , Germany , September 5-10, 2004, p.191.

  24. Dzjaz'ko O.G., Drozd V.A., Solopan S.O., Nedilko S.A. , Compex oxides YBa 2 M' 3-x M'' x O 7-d : synthsis, electrophysical and structural properties. XVI Ukrainian conference on Inorganic Chemistry, Uzhgorod , Ukraine , September 20-24, 2004, p.122.

  25. Lai H. J., Chen H., Drozd V. A., Liu R. S., Lee J. F., Sheu H. S., Weng B. J., XAS study of LiCoO 2 and Pt-supported on LiCoO 2 catalysts for hydrogen generation from sodium borohydride solution. IX International Conference on Hydrogen Materials Science and Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials, Sevastopol , Ukraine , September 5-11, 2005, p. 504.

  26. Drozd V., Liu R. S., Lee J. F., Sheu H. S., In-situ synchrotron radiation study of lithium deintercalation reaction in LiFe 0.45 Mn 0.55 PO 4 . NSRRC 11 th User's Meeting and Workshop, Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 25-26, 2005, p. P106.

  27. Drozd V., Kuo H. T., Liu R. S., Chen J. M., Synthesis of LiFePO 4 cathode material by modified solid state reaction method and its characterization. Chemical Society Located in Taipei Annual Meeting, Kaohsiung , Taiwan , November 19-20, 2005, ? . 102.

  28. Drozd V., Liu R. S., Lee J. F., Sheu H. S., Shen C. H., Huang S. M., Lithium ion extraction from LiFe 0.45 Mn 0.55 PO 4 studied by synchrotron radiation. The 2005 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society for Material Science, Taipei , Taiwan , November 25-26, 2005, p. O-42.