On 23–27 September, an international symposium on Nanoporous Materials by Alloy Corrosion was held in Nohfelden (Germany). It was organized in association with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – the largest research foundation in Europe. The research and educational forum focused on the current issues concerning the synthesis, property characterization, and application of nanoporous materials obtained using the method of selective alloy dissolution.
Oleg Kozaderov – Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry - represented Russia at the symposium, presenting his report on the Anodic Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Activity of Nanoporous Palladium. Nanoporous metals, as well as their composites, are characterized by a number of unique mechanical, physical, chemical, and electrochemical properties, which makes them good candidates for use in catalysis and electrocatalysis, bio- and electrochemical sensors, actuators, artificial muscles, energy conversion and storage systems.
The work presented by Oleg Kozaderov was discussed by scholars from the USA, Germany, Italy, and Israel. They expressed their interest in further collaboration, including the development of a new master’s degree programme in Modern Theoretical and Applied Electrochemistry at the Department of Physical Chemistry of Voronezh State University under the grant project supported by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.