Vladislav Kolotygin

CIC energigune
Vladislav Kolotygin

What do you like about science?

I like to explore the world, as it is, find new relationships and update my knowledge about it. I like to overcome challenges, analyze my mistakes and achieve goals. Science satisfies all these positions.

If you have not become a scientist, what would you be today?

Apart from chemistry, I like mathematics and linguistics. I doubt if I could work in the related fields, but probably computer coding could combine these two passions.

What is your favorite place at work? Outside work?

It depends very much on my state and mood. Usually, I like active work, “with hands”. In this case, I like to stay in the lab, working with my samples or helping my teammates. In other situations, I prefer calmer activities, such as calculations of the data or planning future work.

The same is true for my life out of the work. I like to combine sport activity (cycling, jogging) with relaxation at home.

What is your role in the SUBLIME project?

I perform studying and optimization of the materials for Sublime, interfacial characterization in model cells, revealing of the degradation mechanisms and upscaling of the technology towards the industrial requirements.

How do you think will the results of SUBLIME contribute to a more sustainable world? How will the world be different after SUBLIME?

I suggest that the research carried out in the framework of Sublime could provide a good understanding of the challenges associated with solid-state batteries, and suggest new routes for overcoming these obstacles. This may be valuable for other researchers working with sulfides or other types of solid electrolytes. Also, I hope that some of Sublime results could have an impact on the existing technologies and reduce the risks associated with the traditional lithium-ion batteries.

What research are you conducting at your institution and how is it applied in the SUBLIME project?

I´m studying the phenomena relevant to solid-state materials and respective interfaces. This work includes the electrochemical characterization and search of relationships between the electrochemical characteristics with structure, microstructure and mechanical properties of the materials. This is especially important in the framework of Sublime project since the behaviour of cells with sulfide-based electrolytes is substantially governed by the interfacial effects.