STUDENT DETAILS

Alina Kozhukhova

PhD in Engineering

Alina was born in Russia.  She completed her BSc (2015) and MSc (2017) in chemistry in Moscow, Russia.  The results of her BSc and MSc  were presented at international conferences in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Moscow.  She previously worked for Obninsk Chemist-Pharmaceutical Company as a chemist.  She started a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2018.  Her project focuses on nano-structured catalyst support development for hydrogen-energy applications.

Qualifications

MSc in chemistry (cum laude), Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technologies, Moscow, Russia, 2017.

BSc in chemistry (cum laude), National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, Obninsk, Russia, 2015.

Recent Publications

A.E. Kozhukhova, S.P. du Preez, D.G. Bessarabov, Preparation of anodized aluminium oxide at high temperatures using low purity aluminium (Al6082), Surf. Coat. Tech. 378 (2019) 124970.

P.V. Melnikov, A.E. Kozhukhova, A.E. Naumova, A.O. Yashtulov, N.K. Zaitsev, Optical analyzer for continuous monitoring of dissolved oxygen in aviation fuel and other non-aqueous media, International Journal of Engineering Transaction B: Applications, 32 (2019) 646-651.

N.K. Zaitsev, V.I. Dvorkin, P.V. Melnikov, A.E. Kozhukhova, A dissolved oxygen analyzer with an optical sensor, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 73 (2018) 102-108.

N.K. Zaitsev, V.I. Dvorkin, P.V. Melnikov, A.E. Kozhukhova, A dissolved oxygen analyzer with an optical sensor (In Russ), Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 73 (2018) 73-79.

N.K. Zaitsev, A.A. Zharov, P.V. Melnikov, A.E. Kozhukhova, Rapid procedure for measuring oxygen concentration in aqueous, non-aqueous and gaseous media (in Russ.), Industrial laboratory. Diagnostics of materials, 83 (2017) 9-14.

N.K. Zaytsev, P.V. Melnikov, A.E. Kozhukhova, Method GSSSD ME 246-2016. Method of experimental determination of the molecular oxygen in the gas and liquid environments using an optical method, Russian Research Institute of Metrological Service. Moscow, 2016.

N.K. Zaytsev, P.V. Melnikov, A.E. Kozhukhova, Oxygen analyzer with the optical cell for the study of respiration processes and substrate specificity in microbiological systems, ΧΧΧӀV Russian Symposium of young scientists on chemical kinetics: Book of abstract. Moscow, 2016. P.28.

A.E. Kozhukhova, A.A. Nizovtsev, E.A. Krasikova, N.S. Ilicheva, Determination of carbon in reactor-grade metallic sodium, ӀΧ International conference of young scientists on chemistry «Mendeleev – 2015». Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2015. P. 393.

A.E. Kozhukhova, A.A. Nizovtsev, E.A. Krasikova, N.S. Ilicheva, Upgrade method for determination of carbon in metallic sodium, Materials of the 53rd International Scientific Student Conference MNSK 2015. Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, 2015. P. 174.

Project

Development of catalyst support structures for hydrogen applications

Supervisor

Anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) has been widely used for various applications in the different nanotechnology fields, e.g sensors, energy storage or as a template for the preparation of various nanostructure arrays.  This study will develop a catalyst support based on AAO suitable for hydrogen energy applications.

Supervisors: Dr. Stephanus du Preez, Dr. Dmitri Bessarabov