Alex is a surface scientist with expertise in using state-of the-art surface characterization techniques (XPS/UPS/ AES, SAM/SEM, STM/AFM, etc).
He obtained his PhD from University of Kiev, Ukraine and worked as a Post-Doc at the University of Maryland, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA and Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin applying combinations of the surface sensitive methods to relate atomic structure and physicochemical activity for various inorganic materials in the form of thin films, nanoparticles, powders, organic materials and ionic liquids.
Before joining the INL in January 2018, Alex worked for six years as a head of surface analysis unit at the research centre CIC Energigune, Spain. He has co-authored more than 45 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and he obtained in the year 2017 a Salvador de Madariaga research grant from Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
- Y. Grosu, O. Bondarchuk, A. Faik
The effect of humidity, impurities and initial state on the corrosion of carbon and stainlesssteels in molten HitecXL salt for CSP application,
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2018, 174: p.34-41
- G.G. Eshetu, X. Judez, C. Li, O. Bondarchuk, L. M. Rodrigez-Martinez, H. Zhang, M. Armand
Lithium Azide as an Electrolyte Additive for All-Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 129: p.15570-15574
- M.J. Piernas-Muñoz, E. Castillo-Martinez, O. Bondarchuk, M. Armand, T. Rojo
Higher voltage plateau cubicPrussian White for Na-ion batteries
Journal of Power Sources 2016, 324: p.766-773
- O. Bondarchuk, E. Goikolea, A. Morel, D. Belanger, T. Brousse, R. Mysyk
Thin films of pure vanadium nitride: Evidence for anomalous non-faradaic capacitance
Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 324: p.439-446