Dr. Vladislav Kolotygin obtained his PhD degree in the area of Materials Science and Engineering in 2015 (University of Aveiro, Portugal). His PhD thesis titled as “Perovskite-Like Oxide and Composite Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” was devoted to synthesis and characterization of mixed-conducting compositions as potential components of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) anodes. Apart from his academic studies, Vladislav participated in Portuguese and European research projects aimed to elaboration of materials for applications as SOFC electrodes and electrolytes, glass-ceramic sealants, oxygen-permeable membranes for catalytic processes. The results of his research activity for 2007-2013 were presented in 23 papers.

Afterwards, Dr. Vladislav Kolotygin had a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Solid State Physics (Chernogolovka, Russia). During this fellowship, Vladislav participated in R&D projects devoted to fabrication of planar SOFC batteries, from laboratory-scale model cells up to >2 kW-power stacks. His activity was associated with behavior analysis of the functional materials (stability, transport and thermomechanical properties) under SOFC operation conditions, relationships between their composition, properties and operation performance. Particularly, the possibility of utilization of hydrocarbon-containing gases as battery fuel and possible electrode carbon poisoning was widely investigated. For this purpose, the gas-chromatography method for rapid and precise gas analysis was optimized by Vladislav by elaboration of specific electrochemical method of chromatograph calibration. Generally, the fellowship resulted in issuing 19 articles and 1 patent.

In 2020, Dr. Vladislav Kolotygin joined CIC energiGUNE as a post-doctoral researcher.

Scientific interests

  • Inorganic materials for electrochemical or catalytic applications (glass, ceramics, glass-ceramics, powders): design and characterization.
  • Transport mechanisms (ionic, electronic) in solid-state materials.
  • Catalytic and electrocatalytic processes at the interfaces.
  • Solid Oxide Fuel/Electrolysis Cells.
  • All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries.

Scientific career

  • Synthesis of inorganic materials with desired characteristics.
  • Fabrication and studies of half-cells for high- and low-temperature redox processes.
  • Evaluation of transport properties of ionic or mixed ionic-electronic conductors (DC and AC conductivity, estimation of transference numbers).
  • Thermal analysis (dilatometry, TGA, DSC, DTA).
  • Gas chromatography.


  • Holder of PhD grant SFRH/BD/45227/2008 sponsored by the Foundation of Science and Technology, Portugal.
  • Team member of the group, awarded for the 1st place in the competition "Best results of young researches and engineers for power electronics" at the exhibition "Power Electronics-2017" (Russia).

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