Dr. Alexander Mozalev
Dr Alexander Mozalev was born in Minsk, Belarus (USSR) in 1962. He received the BSc in Engineering from the Minsk Radioengineering Institute (MRTI) in 1985, the MSc and PhD (CSc) in Engineering (Solid State Electronics) from the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) in 1990 and 1993 respectively.
Following graduation, he was employed by MRTI (1985) and then BSUIR (1995) where he started interested in applied electrochemistry, mostly for forming nanoporous anodic films on aluminium and nanostructured oxide films on a range of transition metals. He was one of the Soviet scientists who discovered the phenomenon of field-assisted growth of self-organized metal-oxide nanostructures resulting from smart anodizing of thin-film metal bilayers (1984), published the first report disclosing the method concept (1986) and has contributed significantly to the conception development till now. During his 25-year employment at MRTI-BSUIR, Dr Mozalev was involved in a variety of investigations and developed a number of advanced electrochemistry-based technologies for electronic passives, multilevel interconnections of CMOS VLSI, self-assembled nano-cathodes for FED displays, LED structures based on porous alumina with embedded organic luminophors, alumina membranes and separators for Li-metal batteries, nanostructured active layers for micromachined gas sensors.
Since June 2011, Dr Mozalev has been employed as a senior researcher at Brno University of Technology (BUT) and joined the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) in the Czech Republic where he is currently leading a group formed to develop next generation solid state devices via electrochemistry-based approaches. In this capacity, he has been involved in the formation and investigation self-organized 3-D nanofilms consisting of metals, semiconductors and mixtures via a blend of electrochemical and physical deposition techniques for application to sensors, hydrogen generators, solar cells, electric capacitors and nonvolatile memory cells.
Dr Mozalev has been a fellow and invited professor at the leading anodizing research laboratories in Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain and Czech Republic thanks to the awards of STA of Japan, JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science), AGAUR of Generalitat de Catalunya, DFG, The Max-Planck Society, Marie Curie Actions, SoMoPro program and GACR.
Dr Mozalev has been a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), the Surface Finishing Society of Japan and the Anodizing Research Society of Japan (ARS). He has served as a reviewer for the European Science Foundation and for 17 scientific journals of ACS Publications, RSC Publishing, ECS Publishing, Elsevier, Wiley-VCH and IOP Publishing (63 reviews so far made). He was a committee member of 6 international conferences.
Dr Mozalev is the author of 65 papers, reviews and proceedings, 16 R&D reports, over 140 contributions to international conferences including 15 invited lectures and courses, and holds 7 patents and invention certificates (USSR, Japan, Belarus).