Dr. Maxim Peskov

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Design of open-framework compounds from cluster building units. Self-assembly under hydrothermal conditions. Zeolites, aluminophosphates, metal-organic frameworks, open-framework germanates.
Electronic structure methods. Study of the relationship structure–physical properties of materials. Electronic properties of porous materials. Ionic conductivity in solid electrolytes.
Topological chemistry. Topological analysis of underlying nets in porous compounds. Recognition of secondary building units in crystal compounds.

Selected Publications

  1. Peskov M.V., Schwingenschlögl U. “First-principles determination of the K-conductivity in KAlO2”. J. Phys. Chem. C., 2015, ASAP article. 
  2. Peskov M.V., Miao X., Heryadi D., Eppinger J., Schwingenschlӧgl U. “Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Infinite 1D Chains of Paddlewheel Carboxylates M2(COOR)4 (M = Mo, W, Ru, Rh, Ir, Cu)”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 117 (2013), 5462-5469. DOI: 10.1021/jp400172s
  3. Peskov M.V., Blatov V.A., Ilyushin G.D., Schwingenschlӧgl U. “Computer-aided modeling of aluminophosphate zeolites as packings of building units” J. Phys. Chem. C 116 (2012), 6734-6744. DOI: 10.1021/jp2115252 (featured on the cover of the JPCC, issue 11)
  4. Peskov M.V., Zou X. “Germanates Built from Ge10(O,OH)27-28 and Ge7(O,OH,F)19 Secondary Building Units: From Systematic Study of Reported Compounds to Rational Design of Novel Structures”, J. Phys. Chem. C (2011), 115, 7729‑7739, DOI: 10.1021/jp112270e.
  5. O'Keeffe M., Peskov M., Ramsden S. J., Yaghi O. M. The Reticular Chemistry Structure Resource (RCSR) Database of, and Symbols for, Crystal Nets. Acc. Chem. Res. 41 (2008), 1782. DOI: 10.1021/ar800124u.


Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry
Samara State University, Samara, Russia, 2006
Advisor: Professor Vladislav Blatov
M.S. in Chemistry (with honours)
Samara State University, Samara, Russia, 2003

Professional Profile

Since 2011
Postdoctoral Associate
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Postdoctoral Associate
Stockholm University, Arrhenius Laboratory, Berzelii Center EXSELENT
Guest Researcher
Stockholm University
Postdoctoral Associate
Arizona State University
Research Associate
Samara State University

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Member of the ​International Zeolite Association


Best Poster Award, 8th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium, Hyogo, Japan, May 20-24, 2013.

Award from the Centre of Fundamental Science of Saint Petersburg State University, winner of Post-Graduate Students Competition for perspective research projects, 2004.