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Mr Nikolay Zhelev BSc

Research Technician

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Nikolay is a Specialist Research Technician at the Electrochemistry Research Group in Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

Experience & role includes;

Provide specialist technical support and manage the state-of-the-art Chemical Nanoanalysis Scanning Electron Microscope facility (CNSEM).
Material characterisation via SEM, TEM, EDS, Raman, XRD and BET.
Preparation of Edwards E306 evaporated metallic thin films.
Support research projects (including data collection and beamline operation at Diamond Light Source).
Manage and maintain equipment in Electrochemistry (optical microscope, contact angle, 3D printer, sputter coater...)

Please contact Nikolay for all SEM related queries and for CNSEM facility access.

Dean's Award 2020
Chartered Physicist, Institute of Physics awarded in 2019.
Research Technician at the University of Southampton 2017 - current.
Lead Physics Technician at the University of Portsmouth 2015 - 2017.
BSc Physics at the University of Kent 2011 - 2014.

Research interests

Electron microscopy
X-ray microanalysis and Raman spectroscopy
Characterisation of electrochemical and nanomaterials

Research group


Mr Nikolay Zhelev
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 29/6017

Telephone: (023) 8059 3595

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