Vladimir Šepelák

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany – President of the International Mechanochemical Association)

Vladimir Šepelák received his Diploma in Solid State Physics from P. J. Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia), his PhD degree in Solid State Chemistry from Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk (Russia), and his Habilitation in Materials Science from Technical University of Košice. He acted as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Braunschweig University of Technology (Germany) and as a Mercator Professor of the German Research Foundation at Leibniz University Hannover (Germany). Presently, he is affiliated with the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and with the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice. He is an Academician of the Learned Society of Slovakia.

He serves as the President of the International Mechanochemical Association under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. He acts as an Associated Editor for Solid State Chemistry, specialty section of Frontiers in Chemistry. He also serves on the Editorial Board of Nanomaterials.

His research interests include solid state chemistry, mechanochemistry, solid state physics, non-conventional synthesis of nonequilibrium phases, mechanosynthesis, nanocrystalline and nanoglassy materials, local structure of nanomaterials, Mössbauer spectroscopy, solid-state NMR, functional behavior of nanomaterials, nanomagnetism, electrochemical properties and thermal stability of nanostructured compounds.