PhD in Material Science (National University of Science and Technology)
Dr. Konstantin Faershteyn is currently a Ion Beam Laboratory Coordinator in the Central Analytical Research Facility, and a Research Associate in the School of Chemistry and Physics.
Dr. Faershteyn is an experienced researcher with PhD in Material Science specialising in advanced electron microscopy, applications of focused ion beams, nanomaterial synthesis and mechanical properties of nanomaterials.
Konstantin received his PhD degree in materials science in 2017 at the National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”. His PhD project was focused on the synthesis of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanostructures and their application for fabricating Al-based metal matrix composites.
After finishing his PhD, Konstantin became a Research Associate for Prof. Golberg’s ARC Laureate Project at Queensland University of Technology. His main research topics are the synthesis of novel 2D nanomaterials, the study of mechanical properties of nanomaterials and nanocomposites via in situ TEM techniques, and the study of catalytic activity of various nanohybrids. To date, Dr Faershteyn’s research have been cited more than 1000 times with an h-index of 18.
Konstantin is also a part of teaching teams for the units PVB301 “Materials and Thermal Physics” and PVB321 “Introduction to Experimental Nanotechnology”.
- Konopatsky, A., Firestein., Evdokimenko, N., Kustov, A., Baidyshev, V., Chepkasov, I., Popov, Z., Matveev, A., Shetinin, I., Leybo, D., Volkov, I., Kovalskii, A., Golberg, D. & Shtansky, D. (2021). Microstructure and catalytic properties of Fe3O4/BN, Fe3O4(Pt)/BN, and FePt/BN heterogeneous nanomaterials in CO2 hydrogenation reaction: Experimental and theoretical insights. Journal of Catalysis, 402, 130–142. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/212496
- Firestein., von Treifeldt, J., Kvashnin, D., Fernando, J., Zhang, C., Kvashnin, A., Podryabinkin, E., Shapeev, A., Thanaweera Achchige, D., Sorokin, P. & Golberg, D. (2020). Young’s modulus and tensile strength of Ti3C2 MXene nanosheets as revealed by in situ TEM Probing, AFM nanomechanical mapping, and theoretical calculations. Nano Letters, 20(8), 5900–5908. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/202184
- von Treifeldt, J., Firestein., Fernando, J., Zhang, C., Thanaweera Achchige, D., Lewis, C. & Golberg, D. (2021). The effect of Ti3AlC2 MAX phase synthetic history on the structure and electrochemical properties of resultant Ti3C2 MXenes. Materials and Design, 199. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/206970
- Thanaweera Achchige, D., von Triefeldt, J., Golberg, D., Zhang, C., Faershteyn, K. & Fernando, J. (2020). Recent progress of in situ transmission electron microscopy for energy materials. Advanced Materials, 32(18). https://eprints.qut.edu.au/132818
- Faershteyn, K., Kvashnin, D., Fernando, J., Zhang, C., Thanaweera Achchige, D., Sorokin, P. & Golberg, D. (2019). Crystallography-derived Young's modulus and tensile strength of AlN nanowires as revealed by in situ transmission electron microscopy. Nano Letters, 19(3), 2084–2091. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/126829
- Faershteyn, K., Kvashnin, D., Kovalskii, A., Popov, Z., Sorokin, P., Golberg, D. & Shtansky, D. (2018). Compressive properties of hollow BN nanoparticles: theoretical modeling and testing using a high-resolution transmission electron microscope. Nanoscale, 10(17), 8099–8105. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/117350
- Faershteyn, K., Leybo, D., Steinman, A., Kovalskii, A., Matveev, A., Manakhov, A., Sukhorukova, I., Slukin, P., Fursova, N., Ignatov, S., Golberg, D. & Shtansky, D. (2018). BN/Ag hybrid nanomaterials with petal-like surfaces as catalysts and antibacterial agents. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 9, 250–261. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/115452