Alena Komayko

PhD student

Ph.D. thesis: “Kinetic limitations of metal-ion batteries at low temperatures” 

Supervisor: Assistant Prof. Victoria Nikitina

IDC committee members: Prof. Evgeny Antipov, Assistant Prof. Stanislav Fedotov, Assistant Prof. Victoria Nikitina

Alena received her Master degree in the field of Electrochemistry from Chemistry Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2020. Her master project has been related to the intercalation processes into Prussian Blue Analogs (Thesis: “Kinetics of redox processes of nickel hexacyanoferrate in aqueous solution of alkali and alkaline earth metal salts”). At Skoltech Alena’s research is dedicated to low-temperature metal-ion batteries operation.


  1. The Misconception of Mg2+ Insertion into Prussian Blue Analog Structures from Aqueous Solution / Komayko Alena I., Ryazantsev Sergey V., Trussov Ivan A., Arkharova Natalya A., Presnov Denis E., Levin Eduard E., Nikitina Victoria A. // ChemSusChem. 2021, V. 14 (6), p. 1574-1585.
  2. Conductivity of N-(2-methoxyethyl)-substituted morpholinium- and piperidinium-based ionic liquids and their acetonitrile solutions / A. I. Komayko, E. A. Arkhipova, A. S. Ivanov et al. // Functional Materials Letters. 2018, V. 11 (6), p. 1840009. 

CONFERENCES (selected)

  1. Cation Transport in Nickel Hexacyanoferrate Structures: Effect of the Hydrogen Bond Network on the Ionic Mobilities (poster)
    Komayko Alena I.Ryazantsev Sergey V.Levin Eduard E.Nikitina Victoria A.
    71st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Belgrade, Serbia, 30 august – 4 september 2020 
  2. Gateway to New Electrolytes on High-Voltage Ionic Liquids for Electrochemical Applications (plenary presentation)
    Savilov S.Artemova A.Komayko A.Strokova N.Kupreenko S.Ivanov A.Shen Z.Lunin V.
    The 8th International  Symposium on Functional Materials, August 2018