I am a researcher in the Nanomaterials Group in School of Physics and Astronomy and a visiting Senior scientist in School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. I received my undergraduate Chemical Engineering and Technology Degree from Belarusian State Technology University, Minsk (Belarus) in 1995. I was awarded my PhD in physical chemistry of materials from the University of Montpellier II (France) in 2001 working on “Fabrication, microstructural and electrical characterizations of tellurides of bismuth and antimony for thermoelectric applications using ultrarapid quenching”. Since early 2001 I have been working as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, where the main focus of my research has been nano/microtechnologies; thermoelectric materials and semiconductor processing; development of renewable energy sources from thermal gradients and vibrations, where I innovated cutting edge manufacturing processes and materials science research for successful devices (e.g. MEMS type vibration-based electromagnetic and nanostructured Bi-Sb-Te-based thermoelectric generators).
I have published over 60 peer-reviewed journal, international conferences and symposia papers.
Koukharenko, E et al (2008) Towards a nanostructured thermoelectric generator using ion-track lithography, J. Micromech. Microeng. 18 104015 (9pp) Cited 6
Koukharenko, E, Beeby, SP, Tudor, MJ, White, N, M, O’Donnell, T, Saha, C, Kulkani, S, Roy, S. (2006) Microelectromechanical systems vibration powered electromagnetic generator for wireless sensor applications, Microsystem Technologies 12 (11), pp. 1071-1077 Cited 48
Trupke, M, Hinds, E, A, Eriksson, S, Curtis, E, A, Moktadir, Z, Kukharenka, E, and Kraft, M. (2005) Microfabricated high-finesse optical cavity with open access and small volume, Applied Physics Letters 87, pp. 211106. Cited: 74
Kukharenka, E, et al (2003) Electroplating moulds using dry film thick negative photoresist. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 13 pp. S67-S74. Cited: 44