Mikhail Pashchanka

Dr. Mikhail Pashchanka graduated from Department of Chemistry, Belarusian State University (2005), Minsk, and moved to Germany where he started postgraduate studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt in 2006. In 2010 he defended his thesis entitled "Template-assisted synthesis and characterization of quasi-one-dimensional ceramic nanomaterials". Starting from 2017, he worked as a Principal Investigator on the own project entitled “Novel functional 2D-materials based on nanoporous alumina lattices” which aimed to provide the experimental insight into the nano-optical and photonic properties of self-organized honeycomb-like laminas after well-directed tuning of their compositional and morphological parameters.

Dr. Pashchanka has written many papers on fabrication of functional nano- and microstructures for diverse practical applications (miniaturized gas sensors, photovoltaics, catalysis etc.), a series of first-author and single-author papers on self-organization in electrochemical systems, and a review on self-ordered anodic alumina structures in Nanomaterials.

He is presently an electrochemist with interest in corrosion-related topics in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering at TU Delft. Dr. Pashchanka is working as a postdoc with Dr. Peyman Taheri. He is currently involved in a project entitled “HyScaling” which is aimed at a significant reduction of the levelized cost of hydrogen and implementation of innovations to decarbonize energy-intensive industry (this project is co-funded with subsidy from the Topsector Energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy).

Selected publications:

1. M. Pashchanka, “Conceptual Progress for Explaining and Predicting Self-Organization on Anodized Aluminum Surfaces”, Nanomaterials, 2021, 11 (9), 2271

2. M. Pashchanka, “Controllable Reduction of Anionic Contamination in Degradable Amorphous Anodic Alumina Nanoporous Membranes”, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020, 3, 10531 – 10542

3. M. Pashchanka, “Multilevel Self-Organization on Anodized Aluminium: Discovering Hierarchical Honeycomb Structures from Nanometre to Sub-Millimetre Scale”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, 22, 15867 – 15875