Natalia Katorova


2011-2015, Bachelor degree in Materials Science, Department of Material Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University

2015-2017, Master degree in Materials Science, Center for Energy Science and Technology, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

2017-2022, PhD in Materials Science, Center for Energy Science and Technology, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

PhD thesis defense 02.11.2022 "The effect of selected electrode-solution interactions on the metal-ion battery electrochemical performance" (

Research interests:

Lithium-ion batteries, electrochemical study of materials for metal-ion batteries


1.N.S. Katorova, S.Yu. Luchkin, D.P. Rupasov, A.M. Abakumov, K.J. Stevenson, Origins of irreversible capacity loss in hard carbon negative electrodes for potassium-ion batteries. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 152, no. 19 (2020), 194704.

2. S.Yu. Luchkin, S.A. Lipovskikh, N.S. Katorova, A.A. Savina, A.M. Abakumov, K.J. Stevenson, Solid-electrolyte interphase nucleation and growth on carbonaceous negative electrodes for Li-ion batteries visualized with in situ atomic force microscopy. Scientific Reports 10, no. 1 (2020), 1-10.

3. P.A. Morozova, N.D. Luchinin, D.P. Rupasov, N.S. Katorova, S.S. Fedotov, V.A. Nikitina, K.J. Stevenson, A.M. Abakumov, Electrochemical instability of bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide based ionic liquids as solvents in high voltage electrolytes for potassium ion batteries. Mendeleev Commun., 30 (2020), 679-682.

4. I.V. Roslyakov, I.V. Kolesnik, E.E. Levin, N.S. Katorova, P. P. Pestrikov, T.Yu. Kardash, L.A. Solovyov, K.S. Napolskii, Annealing induced structural and phase transitions in anodic aluminum oxide prepared in oxalic acid electrolyte, Surface and Coatings Technology, 381, (2020), 125159.

5. N.S. Katorova, D.P. Rupasov, S.S. Fedotov, N.D. Luchinin, B.Delattre, Y.-M. Chiang, A.M. Abakumov, K.J. Stevenson, Effect of Concentrated Diglyme-based Electrolytes on the Electrochemical Performance of Potassium-ion Batteries, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2, no.8 (2019), 6051-6059.

6. I.V. Roslyakov, N.S. Kuratova, D.S. Koshkodaev, H.D. Merino, K.S. Napolskii, Morphology of anodic alumina films obtained by hard anodization: influence of the rate of anodization voltage increase, Journal of Surface Investigation, 2 (2016), 39-46.


2020 – Laureate of international scholarship from Haldor Topsoe for high quality innovative research, Moscow

2019 – Prize-winner for the outstanding research, LG Chem Scholarship, Moscow