Kirill Kurdin

Kirill graduated from the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (MUCTR) with honors in 2016. His BSc diploma work was dedicated to the electrochemical destruction of azo dyes for wastewater treatment. In 2018, Kirill graduated with an MSc from Skoltech (Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage, CEST) under Prof. Keith J. Stevenson's supervision; he was studying carbon monoxide (CO) - tolerant materials for proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) in collaboration with MUCTR and "InEnergy" Ltd. For now, Kirill is a CEST third-year PhD student.

His current research interest is advanced synthesis, characterization, and electrochemistry of CO-tolerant catalysts for PEMFCs and their applicability on an industrial level including cost analysis. The platinum-transition metal oxide-containing materials are in focus due to their superior tolerant characteristics. Kirill made reports on world-known conferences from the United Scientific Group (Catalysis and Chemical Engineering) in 2020 and 2021 and Electrochemical Society Prime-2020 and is a co-author in high-impact publications.