Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry


MSc, PhD (both from Moscow State University)

Academic Background

Senior Departmental Research Officer, Department of Chemistry, Oxford (2005 to date)

Stipendiary Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at St. Hilda's College, Somerville College and St. Edmund Hall (2007-2011)

Senior Research Associate at Cardiff University (1996-2004)

Senior Scientist at A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia (1987-1996)

Lecturer at Moscow State University, Russia (1982-1987)

Undergraduate Teaching

I cover all aspects of the Inorganic Chemistry undergraduate course at Oxford.

Research Interests

Functional materials for energy storage and energy conversion applications;

Electronic materials, including electronic oxides, high temperature superconductors, materials for photovoltaic applications;

Sustainable energy, hydrogen economy, carbon dioxide conversion and utilisation;

New nanostructured catalysts for solar photolytic decomposition of water and conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels.

Recent Publications

Hung-Chun Lai, V.L. Kuznetsov, R.G. Egdell, P.P. Edwards. Electronic structure of ternary CdxZn1-xO (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.075) alloys. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 100, 072106.

R.J. Pearson, M.D. Eisaman, J.W.G. Turner, P.P. Edwards, Z. Jiang, V.L. Kuznetsov, K.A. Littau, L. di Marco, S. R. G. Taylor. Energy storage via carbon-neutral fuels made from CO2, water, and renewable energy. Proceedings of the IEEE, 2012, 100, No. 2, 440-460.

V.L. Kuznetsov, D.H. O'Neil, M. Pepper, P.P. Edwards, Electrical and optical properties of transparent conducting In4+xSn3-2xSbxO12 thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 2011, 110, 033702.

V.L. Kuznetsov, D.H. O'Neil, M. Pepper, P.P. Edwards, Electronic conduction in amorphous and polycrystalline zinc-indium oxide films. Appl. Phys. Lett., 2010, 97, 262117  

D.H. O'Neil, A. Walsh, R.M.J. Jacobs, V.L. Kuznetsov, R.G. Egdell, and P.P. Edwards, Experimental and density-functional study of the electronic structure of In4Sn3O12. Phys. Rev. B., 2010, 81, 085110.

D.H. O'Neil, V.L. Kuznetsov, R.M.J. Jacobs, M.O. Jones, P.P. Edwards. Structural, optical and electrical properties of In4Sn3O12 films prepared by pulsed laser deposition. Mater. Chem. Phys. 2010, 123, 152-159.

Z. Jiang, T. Xiao, V.L. Kuznetsov, P.P. Edwards, Turning carbon dioxide into fuel.Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2010, 368, 3343-3364.

J.-L. Mi, M. Christensen, E. Nishibori, V. Kuznetsov, D.M. Rowe, B.B. Iversen, Multitemperature synchrotron powder diffraction and thermoelectric properties of the skutterudite La0.1Co4Sb12. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 107, 113507

V.L. Kuznetsov, P.P. Edwards. Functional materials for sustainable energy technologies: Four case studies. ChemSusChem, 2010, 3, 44-58.

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