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Yaroslav Filinchuk - contact info
Professor of structural chemistry
Molecules, Solids and Reactivity (MOST)
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN)
Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
E-mail address: Yaroslav.Filinchuk at uclouvain.be
Postal address: Place L. Pasteur 1, bte L4.01.03
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Tel: +32 10 47 28 13
Fax: +32 10 47 27 07
Location: How to reach us, Lavoisier building, office B162

Research directions
. Metal and chemical hydrides as hydrogen (energy) storage materials
  • light hydrides: borohydrides, amides etc.
  • synthesis: by mechanochemical methods, under high pressure in diamond anvil cells, by wet chemistry
  • crystallography: single-crystal and powder diffraction; synchrotron X-rays and neutrons
  • in-situ powder diffraction to study properties and transformations: under gas or hydrostatic pressure, reactivity and phase transitions at high/low temperatures, thermal decomposition, reversibility of hydrogen release
  • trapping and characterization of intermediate phases
. Porous materials: inorganic polymers, MOFs, gas absorption
. Development of sample environment for in-situ diffraction studies

Publications, presentations, CV

Publication list

Book chapters, proceedings

Selected talks & forthcoming conferences

Microsymposia chaired and other conference duties

Full list of conference presentations, lectures, seminars; meetings attended

Curriculum Vitae, March 2014

Ph.D. Thesis, 2002

Recent highlights

2007    Six SNBL highlights since 2007     ESRF press release on MOFs
SSCr Newsletter, No.70 (p. 10-13)     MOFs at Nanometer.ru
Title page + highlight (p. 20): SSCr Newsletter, No. 71    
Swiss Science Concentrates in CHIMIA: 1st + 2nd    
ESRF press release on LiBH4 Other highlights on LiBH4    
Poster prize at ECM24     TV video (France 3)    
2008 Chemical Science News    
University of Geneva press release     EurJIC Cover page
2009 Euronews about our research on hydrides   - TV Video (69 Mb)    
2010 ESRF Young Scientist Award + an interview in ESRF news: p. 17
Highlight in March issue of the ESRF news: the title page + p. 12-13
Title page + highlight (p. 40-41): SSCr Newsletter, No. 81    
Cryst. Res. Technol. Cover page
Synchrotron Radiation News on hydrides   - pdf    
2011 My collaboration on hydrides with UniGe, Campus, No. 102, p. 16-17    
ESRF highlight on flexible MOFs
European Young Researchers' Award - to Dorthe Ravnsbćk (hydrides)
New mineral: press releases from SGU and Uppsala University    
ESRF spotlight on science: Untangling chemical bonding in boron
Porous hydride: "Very Important Paper" + Inside Cover in Angew. Chem.
Inside Cover in Angew. Chem.: three press releases with
Wiley (+ in German), ESRF and UCL (+ here)
2012 Two-page highlight in FNRS news about our group, p. 18-19
2013 Front Cover in Chem. - Eur. J. Back Cover in Chem. Comm.

Teaching

2nd year BA: "Eléments de cristallographie et spectroscopie moléculaire" - in French

2st year MA: "Structural chemistry by diffraction methods" - in English

Large facilities we use

European synchrotron, ESRF and Neutron source (nuclear reactor), ILL see site map
Some photos: Panorama of Grenoble, A bird's eye view on ESRF, The Grenoble valley
More images of the ESRF/ILL/EMBL site from www.lightsources.org: 1 2 3 4 5

Swiss Spallation Neutron Source, SINQ and Swiss Light Source, SLS at PSI, Switzerland
See PSI from top        My photos from an experiment at SINQ in 2002
Now, a free-electron laser is under construction nearby.

Private

My photo gallery (old pictures)

Interesting     Traineeships at the European Synchrotron   
views:     Mentality of Russian young people - in Russian   

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Last updated: March 2014