Dr. Konstantin Skokov


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Peter-Grünberg-Str. 16
64287 Darmstadt

University education

  • 1987-1988 study of computer science and programming, Tver Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Automatic Systems of Management.
  • 1991-1995 study of physics with subsequent specialization in physics of magnetic phenomena and magnetic materials, Physical Faculty of Tver State University. Diploma in physics “Magnetocrystalline anisotropy and magnetic phase transitions in the Tb(FeCo)11Ti single crystals”
  • 1995-1998 PhD work at Tver State University. PhD thesis “Magnetocrystalline anisotropy and domain structure of TbFe11-xCoxTi compounds”, completed December 1998.

Professional experience

  • 1991-1995 laboratory assistant, Tver State University
  • 1995-1997 leading engineer, Tver State University
  • 1997-1999 assistant lecturer, Tver State University
  • 1999-2001 lecturer, Tver State University
  • 2001-2008 associate professor, Tver State University.
  • 2008-2012 scientist at Leibniz Institute IFW Dresden, Germany (EU project SSEEC)
  • 2012-2018 scientist at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute for Materials Science, FG Functional Materials
  • 2018-present senior researcher / lecturer (permanent position) at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute for Materials Science, FG Functional Materials

Professional activities

Main research fields

  • New materials for energy conversion
  • Manetocaloric materials for refrigeration at ambient and cryogenic temperatures.
  • Processing of Rare-Earth and Rare-Earth-free permanent magnet
  • Additive manufacturing of magnetic materials.
  • Single crystal growing of RE-3d intermetallics
  • Magnetic domain observation
  • Computational physics of magnetic phenomena.
  • Design and development of unique scientific instruments for advanced characterization of novel magnetic materials.
  • Thermal and magnetic hysteresis: fundamental study and applications
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Electronic transport phenomena
  • Elastic properties

Research work in other institutes

  • 2000-2001 Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung Stuttgart, in teamwork of professor Kronmüller, (supported by DAAD grant),
  • 2003 Institute for Metallic Materials, IFW Dresden in the group of Dr. K-H. Mueller
  • 2002-2006 6 research visits in International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2007-2008 2 research visits in Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Teaching at Technical University Darmstadt

  • Hysteresis in magnetic materials 11-01-2024-vl (together with prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, master students, 2019-present)
  • Co-supervision (with Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch) Master and PhD students at TU Darmstadt