Staff profile - Alexey Glushenkov

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Dr Alexey Glushenkov

Position: Senior Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Instit for Frontier Materials
Department: Instit for Frontier Materials
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72931 +61 3 522 72931



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 2008

Career highlights

2015 - present: Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia

2014 - 2015: Technology Fellow, Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, Australia

Nov 2014 - May 2015: Visiting Research Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, the United States 

2009 - 2014: Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia

2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Research School of Physics and Engineering, the Australian National University, Australia

2003 - 2004: Junior Research Scientist, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russian Federation


Associate Editor, RSC Advances


Knowledge areas

Nanomaterials, nanotechnology, transmission electron microscopy, electrochemical supercapacitors, sodium-ion batteries


Awards and prizes

2015-2016 Research Visits to Japan Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science

2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence  (Early Career Researcher)

2014 Australia Awards Endeavour Research Fellowship

2014 Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication Technology Fellowship

2013 France - Australia Science Innovation Collaboration ECR Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science

2012 Best Poster Award, IUMRS-ICYRAM 2012 Conference, Singapore  


Research interests

Research interests include preparation and characterization of nanomaterials, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, studying properties and applications of nanomaterials and nanostructured electrodes. Dr Glushenkov has broad experience in the synthesis and analysis of nanostructures and nanocomposites involving carbon, antimony, phosphorus, oxides of zinc, titanium, tin and vanadium as well as nitrides of vanadium molybdenum, tungsten and boron. Dr Glushenkov is also interested in applying transmission electron microscopy, energy-filtered TEM and electron energy loss spectroscopy to studying battery materials.He is currently interested in applications of nanomaterials in energy storage devices - electrochemical supercapacitors and sodium-ion batteries.

Research grants

Australian Research Council

1. ARC Discovery grant DP160101178 (2016-2019), M. Forsyth, P. Howlett, A. Glushenkov, M. Armand, $617,000. 

2. ARC Discovery grant DP130102311 (2013-2015), Y. Chen, A. Glushenkov, Y. Gogotsi, $330,000.

3. ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant LE160100199 (2016), Y. Chen, L. Li, K. Kalantar-zadeh, D. Moss, D. Li, Q. Bao, H. Wang, W. Cheng, J.H. Kim, S. Li, J. Razal, W. Yang, A. Glushenkov, $367,900.

4. ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant LE140100085 (2014), A.P. Neild, M. Majumder, T. Alan, J.M. Redoute, W. Cheng, S.R. Gray, M. Duke, T.H. Lai, A. Kouzani, A. Glushenkov, L. Kong, X.J. Dai, $300,000.

5. ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grant LE100100195 (2010), Y. Chen, M. Barnett, P. Hodgson, X. Wang, T. Tsuzuki, C. Wen, A. Glushenkov, L. Kong, C. Sorrell, Y. Zhang, V. Chen, D. Phelan, K. Walder, G. Peleckis, S. Moulton, J. Beynon, X. Wang, D. Cahill, P. Cizek, N. Barnett, N. Stanford, Q. Guo, R. O’Donnell, $1,000,000.

Deakin University internal

1. Internal grant of Institute for Frontier Materials (Deakin University) 2013, A. Glushenkov, L. O’Dell, Md M. Rahman, T. Tao, D. Gunzelmann, K. Romanenko, $20,000.

2. Deakin University Central Research Grant Scheme 2013, A. Glushenkov, M.M. Rahman, $22,000.

3. Deakin University Central Research Grant Scheme 2012, A. Glushenkov, $18,000.

4. Deakin University Research Equipment Support Scheme 2011, X.G. Wang, X.J. Dai, T. Tsuzuki, P. Hodgson, A. Kouzani, Y. Chen, B. Fox, P. Francis, M. Forsyth, C. Hurren, A. Kaynak, A. Glushenkov, L.H. Li, A. Kafi, E. Nuhiji, L. Sun, M. She, L. Kong, $110,000.

5. Deakin University Research Equipment Support Scheme 2011, B. Fox, X.G. Wang, A. Kafi, M. Forsyth, R. Horn, X.J. Dai, L. Henderson, T. Tsuzuki, X. Liu, R. Rajkhowa, K. Magniez, A. Glushenkov, $90,000.

6. Deakin University Central Research Grant Scheme 2010, A. Glushenkov,  $10,000.

7. Deakin University Research Equipment Support Scheme 2010, T. Tsuzuki, Q. Guo, L. Kong, A. Kouzani, T. Lin. M.F. She, J. Dai, T. Anderson, P. Francis, A. Glushenkov, Y. Zhao, F. Ochanda, J. Fang, (2010), $118,000.

8. Deakin International Development grant 2014, Y. Chen, M. Forsyth, A. Glushenkov, P. Howlett,  $12,000.

Research groups

* Nanotechnology and Energy Storage group

* Electron Microscope Facility



Key publications

A. M. Glushenkov, D. Hulicova-Jurcakova, D. Llewellyn, G.Q. Lu, Y. Chen, “Structure and capacitive properties of porous nanocrystalline VN produced by NH3 reduction of V2O5”, Chemistry of Materials 22 (2010) 914-921.

T. Tao, A.M. Glushenkov, C.F. Zhang, H.Z. Zhang, D. Zhou, Z.P. Guo, H.K. Liu, Q. Chen, H.P. Hu, Y. Chen, MoO3 nanoparticles dispersed uniformly in carbon matrix: a high capacity composite anode for Li-ion batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry 21 (2011) 9350-9355.

O. Kartachova, A.M. Glushenkov, Y.H. Chen, H.Z. Zhang, X.J. Dai, Y. Chen, “Electrochemical capacitance of mesoporous tungsten oxynitride in aqueous electrolytes”, Journal of Power Sources 220 (2012) 298-305.

T. Tao, Y. Chen, D. Zhou, H.Z. Zhang, S.L. Liu, R. Amal, N. Sharma, A.M. Glushenkov, “Expanding the applications of the ilmenite mineral to the preparation of nanostructures: TiO2 nanorods and their photocatalytic properties in the degradation of oxalic acid”, Chemistry – a European Journal 19 (2013) 1091-1096.

O. Kartachova, A.M. Glushenkov, Y.H. Chen, H.Z. Zhang, Y. Chen, “Bimetallic molybdenum tungsten oxynitride: structure and electrochemical properties”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1 (2013) 7889-7895.

T. Ramireddy, M.M Rahman, T. Xing, Y. Chen, A.M. Glushenkov, “Stable anode performance of an Sb-carbon nanocomposite in lithium-ion batteries and the effect of the ball milling mode in the course of its preparation”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (2014) 4282-4291.

O. Kartachova, Y. Chen, R. Jones, Y.H. Chen, H.Z. Zhang, A.M. Glushenkov, “Evolution of the electrochemical capacitance of transition metal oxynitrides with time: the effect of ageing and passivation”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (2014) 12940-12951.

T. Ramireddy, T. Xing, M.M. Rahman, Y. Chen, Q. Dutercq, D. Gunzelmann, A. M. Glushenkov, “Phosphorus-carbon nanocomposite anodes for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2015) 5572. 



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