Assistant Professor Maksym Kovalenko, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, and Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, has received the Werner Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS). The award was presented during the Spring Meeting of the Swiss Chemical Society in Zurich on April 22, 2016.
The Werner Prize honors a Swiss scientist or scientist working in Switzerland under the age of 40 for outstanding independent chemical research. Professor Kovalenko receives the award for his innovative studies on inorganic nanostructures.
Maksym Kovalenko studied chemistry at Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine. He received his Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanotechnology from the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, in 2007. From 2008 to 2011, he performed postdoctoral research on colloidal nanostructures with Dmitri Talapin at the University of Chicago, IL, USA. Since 2011, Kovalenko has been Assistant Professor of Inorganic Functional Materials at ETH Zurich. He is also affiliated with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
Professor Kovalenko’s research is focused on inorganic nanocrystals, especially their controlled synthesis and their use as nanomaterials for energy conversion and energy storage.
- High-performance thermoelectric nanocomposites from nanocrystal building blocks,
Maria Ibáñez, Zhishan Luo, Aziz Genç, Laura Piveteau, Silvia Ortega, Doris Cadavid, Oleksandr Dobrozhan, Yu Liu, Maarten Nachtegaal, Mona Zebarjadi, Jordi Arbiol, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Andreu Cabot,
Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 10766.
- Synthesis of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals in a Droplet-Based Microfluidic Platform: Fast Parametric Space Mapping,
Ioannis Lignos, Stavros Stavrakis, Georgian Nedelcu, Loredana Protesescu, Andrew J. deMello, Maksym V. Kovalenko,
Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 1869–1877.
- Air-Stable, Near- to Mid-Infrared Emitting Solids of PbTe/CdTe Core–Shell Colloidal quantum dots,
Loredana Protesescu, Tanja Zünd, Maryna I. Bodnarchuk, Maksym V. Kovalenko,
ChemPhysChem 2015, 17, 670–674.
- Metal-free Inorganic Ligands for Colloidal Nanocrystals: S2–, HS–, Se2–, HSe–, Te2–, HTe–, TeS32–, OH–, and NH2– as Surface Ligands,
Angshuman Nag, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Jong-Soo Lee, Wenyong Liu, Boris Spokoyny, Dmitri V. Talapin,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 10612–10620.
- Band-like transport, high electron mobility and high photoconductivity in all-inorganic nanocrystal arrays,
Jong-Soo Lee, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Jing Huang, Dae Sung Chung, Dmitri V. Talapin,
Nat. Nanotechnol. 2011, 6, 348–352.
- Colloidal Nanocrystals with Molecular Metal Chalcogenide Surface Ligands,
Maksym V. Kovalenko, Marcus Scheele, Dmitri V. Talapin,
Science 2009, 324, 1417–1420.
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