Roman Kapaev

PhD student

PhD thesis: “Transition metal coordination polymers with π-d conjugation as active materials for energy storage devices”

Supervisor: Prof. Keith J. Stevenson

IDC committee members: Prof. Keith J. Stevenson, Prof. Andriy Zhugayevych, Prof. Stanislav Fedotov

Roman graduated from D.I. Mendeleev Moscow University of Chemical Technology in 2017, where he received a Specialist degree (honors). During his education in the Mendeleev University, he conducted studies in Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry on phosphate-based cathode materials for lithium- and sodium-ion batteries. In 2017, he started his PhD studies at Skoltech. His current research interests include stable and fast organic-based cathode and anode materials for lithium-, sodium- and potassium-ion batteries.


Journal papers:

  1. Kapaev, R. R.; Troshin, P. A., Organic-based active electrode materials for potassium batteries: status and perspectives. J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8 (34), 17296-17325. DOI: 10.1039/D0TA04741D. Impact Factor (2019): 11.301
  2. Saverina, E. A.;  Kapaev, R. R.;  Stishenko, P.V.;  Galushko, A. S.;  Balycheva, V.A.;  Ananikov, V. P.;  Egorov, M. P.;  Jouikov, V. V.;  Troshin, P. A.; Syroeshkin, M. A., 2‐Carboxyethylgermanium Sesquioxide as A Promising Anode Material for Li‐Ion Batteries. ChemSusChem 2020, 13 (12), 3137-3146. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202000852. Impact Factor (2019): 7.962
  3. Saverina, E. A.;  Sivasankaran, V.;  Kapaev, R. R.;  Galushko, A. S.;  Ananikov, V. P.;  Egorov, M. P.;  Jouikov, V. V.;  Troshin, P. A.; Syroeshkin, M. A., An environment-friendly approach to produce nanostructured germanium anodes for lithium-ion batteries. Green Chem. 2020, 22 (2), 359-367. DOI: 10.1039/c9gc02348h. Impact Factor (2019): 9.480
  4. Kapaev, R. R.;  Zhidkov, I. S.;  Kurmaev, E. Z.;  Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A., A nickel coordination polymer derived from 1,2,4,5-tetraaminobenzene for fast and stable potassium battery anodes. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56 (10), 1541-1544. DOI: 10.1039/c9cc07748k. Impact Factor (2019): 5.996
  5. Kapaev, R. R.;  Zhidkov, I. S.;  Kurmaev, E. Z.;  Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A., Hexaazatriphenylene-based polymer cathode for fast and stable lithium-, sodium- And potassium-ion batteries. J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7 (39), 22596-22603. DOI: 10.1039/c9ta06430c. Impact Factor (2019): 11.301
  6. Kapaev, R. R.;  Olthof, S.;  Zhidkov, I. S.;  Kurmaev, E. Z.;  Stevenson, K. J.;  Meerholz, K.; Troshin, P. A., Nickel(II) and Copper(II) Coordination Polymers Derived from 1,2,4,5-Tetraaminobenzene for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31 (14), 5197-5205. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01366. Impact Factor (2019): 9.567
  7. Kapaev, R. R.;  Obrezkov, F. A.;  Stevenson, K. J.; Troshin, P. A., Metal-ion batteries meet supercapacitors: High capacity and high rate capability rechargeable batteries with organic cathodes and a Na/K alloy anode. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55 (78), 11758-11761. DOI: 10.1039/c9cc05745e. Impact Factor (2019): 5.996
  8. Kapaev, R. R.; Toukach, P. V., GRASS: Semi-Automated NMR-based structure elucidation of saccharides. Bioinformatics 2018, 34 (6), 957-963. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx696. Impact Factor (2019): 5.610
  9. Kapaev, R. R.;  Novikova, S. A.;  Chekannikov, A. A.;  Gryzlov, D. Y.;  Kulova, T. L.;  Skundin, A. M.; Yaroslavtsev, A. B., Effect of carbon sources and synthesis conditions on the LiFePO4/C cathode properties. Rev. Adv. Mater. Sci. 2018, 57 (2), 183-192. DOI: 10.1515/rams-2018-0063. Impact Factor (2019): 2.172
  10. Kapaev, R. R.;  Chekannikov, A. A.;  Novikova, S. A.;  Kulova, T. L.;  Skundin, A. M.; Yaroslavtsev, A. B., Activation of NaFePO4 with maricite structure for application as a cathode material in sodium-ion batteries. Mendeleev Commun. 2017, 27 (3), 263-264. DOI: 10.1016/j.mencom.2017.05.015. Impact Factor (2019): 1.694
  11. Kapaev, R.;  Chekannikov, A.;  Novikova, S.;  Yaroslavtsev, S.;  Kulova, T.;  Rusakov, V.;  Skundin, A.; Yaroslavtsev, A., Mechanochemical treatment of maricite-type NaFePO4 for achieving high electrochemical performance. J. Solid State Electrochem. 2017, 21 (8), 2373-2380. DOI: 10.1007/s10008-017-3592-5. Impact Factor (2019): 2.646
  12. Chekannikov, A.;  Kapaev, R.;  Novikova, S.;  Tabachkova, N.;  Kulova, T.;  Skundin, A.; Yaroslavtsev, A., Na3V2(PO4)3/C/Ag nanocomposite materials for Na-ion batteries obtained by the modified Pechini method. J. Solid State Electrochem. 2017, 21 (6), 1615-1624. DOI: 10.1007/s10008-017-3524-4. Impact Factor (2019): 2.646
  13. Kapaev, R. R.; Toukach, P. V., Simulation of 2D NMR Spectra of Carbohydrates Using GODESS Software. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2016, 56 (6), 1100-1104. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jcim.6b00083. Impact Factor (2019): 4.549
  14. Kapaev, R. R.;  Novikova, S. A.;  Kulova, T. L.;  Skundin, A. M.; Yaroslavtsev, A. B., Synthesis of LiFePO4 nanoplatelets as cathode materials for Li-ion batteries. Russ. Nanotechnol. 2016, 11 (11-12), 757-760. DOI: 10.1134/S1995078016060136.
  15. Chekannikov, A. A.;  Kapaev, R. R.;  Novikova, S. A.;  Kulova, T. L.;  Skundin, A. M.; Yaroslavtsev, A. B., Research of lithium iron phosphate as material of positive electrode of lithium-ion battery. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 2016, 11 (3), 2219-2229. Hyperlink. Impact Factor (2019): 1.573
  16. Kapaev, R. R.; Toukach, P. V., Improved Carbohydrate Structure Generalization Scheme for 1H and 13C NMR Simulations. Anal. Chem. 2015, 87 (14), 7006-7010. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01413. Impact Factor (2019): 6.785
  17. Kapaev, R.;  Novikova, S.;  Kulova, T.;  Skundin, A.; Yaroslavtsev, A., Conductivity and electrochemical behavior of Li1-xFe1-2x(MIIMIII)xPO4 with olivine structure. J. Solid State Electrochem. 2015, 19 (9), 2793-2801. DOI: 10.1007/s10008-015-2771-5. Impact Factor (2019): 2.646
  18. Kapaev, R. R.;  Egorova, K. S.; Toukach, P. V., Carbohydrate structure generalization scheme for database-driven simulation of experimental observables, such as NMR chemical shifts. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2014, 54 (9), 2594-2611. DOI: 10.1021/ci500267u. Impact Factor (2019): 4.549


  1. Kapaev, R.R.; Troshin, P.A., “New ladder-type conjugated polymer with hexaazatriphenylene fragments as a cathode material for Li-, Na- and K-based batteries”. 6th International Fall School on Organic Electronics (IFSOE-2020), September 14–17, 2020, online conference (poster).
  2. Kapaev, R.R.; Stevenson, K.J.; Troshin, P.A., “Hexaazatriphenylene-based polymer cathode for ultrafast and stable Li-, Na- and K-ion batteries”. IV International Conference of Young Scientists 2019, September 15–18, 2019, Vozdvizhenskoe, Russia (poster).
  3. Kapaev, R.R.; Stevenson, K.J.; Troshin, P.A., “Metal-Ion Batteries Based on New Copper and Nickel Coordination Polymers with Aromatic Polyamine Ligands”. Electrochemical Conference on Energy and the Environment (ECEE 2019), July 21–26, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland (oral).
  4. Kapaev, R.R.; Stevenson, K.J.; Troshin, P.A., “Ni(II) and Cu(II) coordination polymers derived from aryl amine for Li-ion batteries”. MIT-Skoltech Conference: “Collaborative Solutions for Next Generation Education, Science and Technology”, October 15–16, 2018, Moscow, Russia (poster).
  5. Kapaev, R.R.; Troshin, P.A., “Coordination polymers derived from aryl amines and transition metal salts for lithium-ion batteries”. III International Conference of Young Scientists 2018, September 23–26, 2018, Vozdvizhenskoe, Russia (poster).
  6. Kapaev, R.R.; Novikova, S.A.; Yaroslavtsev, A.B., “Influence of mechanochemical activation of NaFePO4 with maricite structure on its electrochemical properties”. XXVII Mendeleev conference for young scientists, April 23–28, 2017, Ufa, Russia (oral).
  7. Kapaev, R.R.; Novikova, S.A.; Chekannikov, A.A.; Kulova, T.L.; Skundin, A.M.; Yaroslavtsev, A.B., “Cathode materials based on olivine lithium iron phosphates for lithium ion batteries”. XX Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry, September 26–30, 2016, Ekaterinburg, Russia (poster).
  8. Kapaev, R.R.; Novikova, S.A.; Chekannikov, A.A.; Kulova, T.L.; Skundin, A.M.; Yaroslavtsev A.B., “Activated Maricite NaFePO4 as a Cathode Material for Sodium-ion Batteries”. 13th International Meeting “Fundamental Problems of Solid State Ionics”, June 27– July 1, 2016, Chernogolovka, Russia (poster).
  9. Kapaev, R.; Novikova, S.; Chekannikov, A.; Kulova, T.; Skundin, A.; Yaroslavtsev, A., “Maricite NaFePO4 synthesized via the Pechini process for sodium-ion batteries”. 4th International Symposium on Surface Imaging/Spectroscopy at the Solid/Liquid Interface, September 2–4, 2015, Krakow, Poland (poster).
  10. Egorova, K.S.; Kapaev, R.; Knirel, Y.A.; Toukach, Ph.V., “Carbohydrate Structure Database (CSDB)”, 18th European Carbohydrate Symposium (Eurocarb18), August 2–6, 2015, Moscow, Russia (poster).

       Kapaev, R.R.; Toukach, Ph.V., “Carbohydrate Structure Generalization Scheme for Database-Driven 13C NMR Simulation”. 6th Baltic Meeting on Microbial Carbohydrates, September 7–10, 2014, Gdansk, Poland (oral).

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