On the 9th of April, the Faculty of Materials Science launched a new educational project – online lecture series course. Twice a week one of famous scientists from the world’s leading universities will tell about the most advanced areas of state-of-the-art materials science.

The first lecture on “The order and how we understand it” was given by Alexei Bosak – the eminent graduate of the Faculty of Materials Science, now a leading researcher of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble (France). This was followed by an online lecture on “Radiation Detection” by Head of the Department of Chemistry and Radiochemistry Department of MSU, prof. S.N. Kalmykov.

So far, 8 invited lectures have taken place from the following scientists: prof. Keith Stevenson (University of Texas in Austin, USA; Scoltech, Russia) "Advanced materials for energy storage: challenges and opportunities"; Ivan Turkevych (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan) “Solar energy and photocatalytic water splitting”, prof. Aron Walsh (Imperial College London, UK) “New Adventures in Materials Modeling”, prof. Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA) “The Rise of MXenes”, Wolfgang Tress (University of Munich, Germany) “Device physics of perovskite solar cells”, prof. Henk Bolink (University of Valencia, Spain) “Vacuum deposition techniques for modern photovoltaics”.

In the April and May, the following outstanding scientists will give lectures: prof. Michael Grätzel (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland), prof. David Scanlon (Imperial College London, UK), prof. Fabio Pulizzi (Chief Editor at Nature Nanotechnology, UK), Oleg Yazyev (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland), prof. Joachim Mayer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), prof. Giulia Tregnago (Associate Editor at Nature Energy, UK), prof. Maksym Kovalenko (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland) and others.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the lectures! As a student of our online educational project, you will get acquainted with the most advanced areas of modern materials science, learn about the main global trends in its development, get the experience of attending lectures in English and simply have an interesting time!

The lectures are held each Tuesday and Friday on Zoom. All the current information on the upcoming lectures can be found on the NMSE website and the recordings of all past lectures are available on the YouTube channel «Online education at FMS MSU».

Online lectures are held by the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energetics on the Faculty of Materials Science at Moscow State University.


Recent publications

Database of 2D hybrid perovskite materials: open-access collection of crystal structures, band gaps and atomic partial charges predicted by machine learning
Chemistry of Materials, 2020, in press
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02290


Database of 2D hybrid perovskite materials: open-access collection of crystal structures, band gaps and atomic partial charges predicted by machine learning

Formamidinium Haloplumbate Intermediates: The Missing Link in a Chain of Hybrid Perovskites Crystallization
Chemistry of Materials, 2020, in press
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02156


Formamidinium Haloplumbate Intermediates: The Missing Link in a Chain of Hybrid Perovskites Crystallization

New Acidic Precursor and Acetone-Based Solvent for Fast Perovskite Processing via Proton-Exchange Reaction with Methylamine
Molecules, 2020, 25, 8, p.1856
DOI: 10.3390/molecules25081856


New Acidic Precursor and Acetone-Based Solvent for Fast Perovskite Processing via Proton-Exchange Reaction with Methylamine

From metallic lead films to perovskite solar cells through lead conversion with polyhalides solutions
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, in press
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c02492


From metallic lead films to perovskite solar cells through lead conversion with polyhalides solutions

New features of photochemical decomposition of hybrid lead halide perovskites by laser irradiation
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, pp. 12755-12762
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b21689


New features of photochemical decomposition of hybrid lead halide perovskites by laser irradiation

Transferable Approach of Semi-Empirical Modeling of Disordered Mixed Halide Hybrid Perovskites CH3NH3Pb(I1-xBrx)3: Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties, Phase Stability and Deviations from Vegard’s Law
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 42, pp. 26036-26040
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08995


Transferable Approach of Semi-Empirical Modeling of Disordered Mixed Halide Hybrid Perovskites CH3NH3Pb(I1-xBrx)3: Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties, Phase Stability and Deviations from Vegard’s Law

Methylammonium Polyiodides: Remarkable Phase Diversity of the Simplest and Low-melting Alkylammonium Polyiodide System
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2019, 10, pp. 5776-5780
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02360


Strategic advantages of reactive polyiodide melts for scalable perovskite photovoltaics

Strategic advantages of reactive polyiodide melts for scalable perovskite photovoltaics
Nature Nanotechnology, 2019, 14, pp. 57-63
DOI: 10.1038/s41565-018-0304-y


Strategic advantages of reactive polyiodide melts for scalable perovskite photovoltaics

Solution processing of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite from gamma-butyrolactone: crystallization mediated by solvation equilibrium
Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, pp. 5237–5244
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01906


Solution processing of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite from gamma-butyrolactone: crystallization mediated by solvation equilibrium

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Light-induced reactivity of gold and hybrid perovskite as a new possible degradation mechanism in perovskite solar cells
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6, pp.1780-1786
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA10217H


Light-induced reactivity of gold and hybrid perovskite as a new possible degradation mechanism in perovskite solar cells

New formation strategy of hybrid perovskites via room temperature reactive polyiodide melts
Materials Horizons, 2017, 4, pp. 625-632
DOI: 10.1039/C7MH00201G


New formation strategy of hybrid perovskites via room temperature reactive polyiodide melts

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