Igor Zozoulenko graduated from Kiev State University in 1983 in General Physics. In 1988 he received a PhD from the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Natl. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine and Kiev State University. His Ph.D. research dealt with theoretical studies of excitation energy transfer in molecular systems and polymers. After graduation he worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Natl. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine.
In 1993 he joined the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim as a postdoctoral fellow working on quantum transport in semiconductor nanostructures. In 1995 he received a fellowship from The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and spent two years as postdoctoral fellow in the Theory and Modelling division at the Department of Physics, Linköping University. He was with the Department of Physics until 1999 when he became associate professor with the Department of Science and Technology (ITN) at Campus Norrköping.
Since 2008 he is professor with the same department with research interests focusing on electronic and transport properties of low-dimensional structures and functional plasmonic and photonic devices. In 2013 he joined the Laboratory of Organic Electronics where he is currently a leader of the Theory and modelling group.
Prof. Igor Zozoulenko’s research interests during past years have been focused on simulation and modelling of electronic and ionic transport and electronic structure and morphology of organic material and devices. Currently, he is a head of the Theory and modelling group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, and the group includes one associate professor, six postdoctoral fellows and three PhD students.
Current research projects include:
- Electronic properties and optical absorption of p-type and n-type conducting polymers and their blends.
- Redox electrochemistry, polymerization, oxygen reduction reactions and hydrogen evolution in conducting polymers.
- Intrinsic capacitance of conducting polymers.
- Morphology of conducting polymers; water intake, swelling and ion exchange. Ion diffusion in conducting polymers.
- Multi-scale calculations of electronic transport in conducting polymers.
- Morphology of cellulose-based materials, including cellulose-polymer composites, functionalized cellulose nanofibers, and cellulose chiral nanocrystals.
- Photonics of cellulose-based materials (transparent wood, cellulose chiral nanocrystals).
- Device modelling (organic electrochemical transistor, organic electrolyte gated field-effect transistors); modelling interfaces in organic bioelectronics.
Prof. Igor Zozoulenko is also actively involved in teaching. Since 1996 he has been a course leader in eight undergraduate and six Ph.D. courses at Linköping University. In 2005 he was nominated by students for the prize “Gyllene moroten” (the best teacher of Linköping university).
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