Svitlana Pylypenko

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Svitlana PylypenkoMany important chemical processes occur at the material surface and therefore understanding surface composition and structure of materials is important for many applications. Our group investigates surfaces and interfaces of functional materials including catalysts, polymers, semiconductors and metals targeting a wide range of applications. We focus on building relationships between surface composition and structure, materials properties and their performance with the eventual goal to design next generation of materials which provide high efficiency at the fraction of the cost. Significant efforts of our team are dedicated to development of cost-effective materials for alternative energy applications.

Contact

164 Coolbaugh Hall
(303) 384 2140
Fax: (303) 273 3629
spylypen@mines.edu

Education

  • BS – National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,  Ukraine
  • MS – National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”,  Ukraine
  • PhD – University of New Mexico, Chemistry
  • Postdoctoral study – University of New Mexico, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering; Colorado School of Mines, Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

Research Areas

Many important chemical processes occur at the material surface and therefore understanding surface composition and structure of materials is important for many applications. Our group investigates surfaces and interfaces of functional materials including catalysts, polymers, semiconductors and metals targeting a wide range of applications.  We focus on building relationships between surface composition and structure, materials properties and their performance with the eventual goal to design next generation of materials which provide high efficiency at the fraction of the cost. Significant efforts of our team are dedicated to development of cost-effective materials for alternative energy applications.