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Maria Sushko

Maria Sushko

Geochemistry
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-96
Richland, WA 99352
509/371-7286

Research Interests

  • Self-assembly at surfaces and in solutions
  • Charge transport in nanostructured interfaces
  • Multiscale modelling of interfacial phenomena

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Polymer Physics, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds RAS, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • M.S., Biophysics, St.Petersburg University, Russia
  • B.S., Theoretical Physics, St.Petersburg University, Russia

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Materials Research Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Awards and Recognitions

  • R&D 100 Award on graphene based materials for lithium ion battery application, 2012
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2012
  • Young scientist award for scientific achievements. International Workshop on Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters, St.Petersburg, 1999
  • International Soros Science Program award for outstanding achievements in the study of science at the university level, 1994

PNNL Publications

2013

  • Ding F, W Xu, GL Graff, J Zhang, ML Sushko, X Chen, Y Shao, MH Engelhard, Z Nie, J Xiao, X Liu, PV Sushko, J Liu, and J Zhang. 2013. "Dendrite-Free Lithium Deposition via Self-Healing Electrostatic Shield Mechanism ." Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(11):4450-4456.  doi:10.1021/ja312241y
  • Hu SY, Y Li, KM Rosso, and ML Sushko. 2013. "Mesoscale Phase-Field Modeling of Charge Transport in Nanocomposite Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(1):28-40.  doi:10.1021/jp3068014

2012

  • Cao Y, L Xiao, ML Sushko, W Wang, B Schwenzer, J Xiao, Z Nie, LV Saraf, Z Yang, and J Liu. 2012. "Sodium Ion Insertion in Hollow Carbon Nanowires for Battery Applications." Nano Letters 12(7):3783-3787.  doi:10.1021/nl3016957
  • Li X, WN Qi, D Mei, ML Sushko, IA Aksay, and J Liu. 2012. "Functionalized Graphene Sheets as Molecular Templates for Controlled Nucleation and Self-Assembly of Metal Oxide-Graphene Nanocomposites." Advanced Materials 24(37):5136-5141.  doi:10.1002/adma.201202189
  • Meng D, G Lin, and ML Sushko. 2012. "An Efficient Implementation of Multiscale Simulation Software PNP-cDFT ." In MRS Proceedings: Computational Materials Design in Heterogeneous Systems, vol. 1470, Cambridge University Press, New York. 
  • Xiao J, X Chen, PV Sushko, ML Sushko, L Kovarik, J Feng, Z Deng, J Zheng, GL Graff, Z Nie, D Choi, J Liu, J Zhang, and MS Whittingham. 2012. "High-Performance LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Spinel Controlled by Mn3+ Concentration and Site Disorder." Advanced Materials 24(16):2109-2116.  doi:10.1002/adma.201104767
  • Yu J, ML Sushko, SN Kerisit, KM Rosso, and J Liu. 2012. "Kinetic Monte Carlo Study of Ambipolar Lithium Ion and Electron-Polaron Diffusion into Nanostructured TiO2." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3(15):2076-2081.  doi:10.1021/jz300562v

2011

  • Sushko ML, and J Liu. 2011. "Surfactant Two-Dimensional Self-Assembly under Confinement." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115(15):4322-4328.  doi:10.1021/jp2003497
  • Sushko ML, KM Rosso, J Zhang, and J Liu. 2011. "Multiscale Simulations of Li Ion Conductivity in Solid Electrolyte." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2(18):2352-2356.  doi:10.1021/jz201032w

2010

  • Sushko ML, and J Liu. 2010. "Structural rearrangements in self-assembled surfactant layers at surfaces." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114(11):3847-3854.  doi:10.1021/jp910927b
  • Sushko ML, KM Rosso, and J Liu. 2010. "Mechanism of Li+/electron conductivity in rutile and anatase TiO2 nanoparticles." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(47):20277-20283.  doi:10.1021/jp107982c
  • Sushko ML, KM Rosso, and J Liu. 2010. "Size Effects on Li+/Electron Conductivity in TiO2 Nanoparticles." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1(13):1967-1972.  doi:10.1021/jz100520c
  • Sushko ML, PV Sushko, IV Abarenkov, and AL Shluger. 2010. "QM/MM method for metal - organic interfaces." Journal of Computational Chemistry 31(16):2955-2966.  doi:10.1002/jcc.21591

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