Vladimir Šepelák was born in Michalovce, Slovakia, in 1962. In 1986, he received his M.S. degree in solid state physics from the P. J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia. Since 1986, Šepelák is with the Slovak Academy of Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. degree in solid state chemistry from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1995. In 1998, as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, he joined the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany. He completed his Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification (Habilitation) in materials science at the Technical University of Košice, in 2002. As a Mercator Professor of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), he joined the Centre for Solid State Chemistry and New Materials, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, in 2004. Presently, Šepelák is affiliated with the Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, where he works on the DFG Priority Program “Crystalline Nonequilibrium Phases”. His areas of interest include synthesis and spectroscopic (Mössbauer, NMR) characterization of nanocrystalline materials, the particle size- and shape-dependent functional properties and thermal stability of the energy nanomaterials, and correlations between the local structure and the magnetic and electrochemical behavior of nanostructured materials.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2011