Prof. Irina Animitsa received a Diploma (Honours) and a Ph.D. (1991) in Physical Chemistry from the Urals State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia. She was a senior researcher in the Institute of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the Urals State University, where she undertook experimental investigations of Li-polymer electrolyte membranes (1991-1998). In 1998 she took up an academic position in the Department of Chemistry, Chair of Inorganic Chemistry of the Urals State University (at present Urals Federal University), and was an Associate Professor (Docent) and then a Professor. Her teaching activity deals with inorganic chemistry, thermodynamics and structures of solids, transport phenomena in solids. She is PhD and MSc supervisor. Prof. Animitsa's research interests include the preparation and characterization of solid state ionics and other types of materials for a range of applications in electrochemistry. Materials under investigation in Prof. Animitsa's research group include proton- and oxygen-conducting complex oxides, mixed oxygen- and electron-conducting oxides with perovskite and related structures. The standard methods, used for the characterization of these materials, are impedance spectroscopy, transport numbers, structure determination by X-ray, including local structure (IR, Raman spectroscopy, NMR), thermal analysis. Prof. Animitsa's works in solid state ionics and electrochemistry are supported by The Russian Foundation for Basic Research and The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012