Vladislav Kornienko is a PhD student at Loughborough University. The research is currently based on studying the microstructure and electrical properties of grain boundaries in polycrystalline thin film photovoltaic devices. He graduated from Loughborough University in July 2018 with a Masters in Materials Engineering (MEng) and with a Diploma in Industrial Studies(DIS). During 2016-2017, Vladislav undertook an industrial placement with Tata Steel in their Research and Development department based in Coventry. The main project involved researching and characterising non-grain oriented electrical steels. In 2015, he also did a summer research placement at Loughborough University on molecular modelling of 45S5 bioactive glass, which is used for bone repair. His final year project was a group design project. It involved designing and collectively developing a prototype laser scanner that would enhance pipe inspection capabilities of current equipment used by Uniper. He and his group were monitored by the university supervisor and by the Uniper team at Radcliffe power station. The main individual undergraduate project involved studying the effects of surface flaws had on the sigma phase formation in 2205 duplex stainless steel (2015-16). He also did another dissertation in 2017, which involved researching various effects of stacking fault energies had on austenitic stainless steels.
The microstructure and electrical properties of grain boundaries in polycrystalline thin film photovoltaic devices