Vlad received his B.S. in Chemistry from Samara State University (Russia) in 2010 and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Samara University and Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod in 2015. During his graduate school, he worked for a year at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) as a DAAD scholar. After teaching for 2 years as a senior lecturer at Samara National Research University, he took a postdoctoral appointment in the research group of Prof. Hans-Conrad zur Loye at the University of South Carolina, where he studied crystal growth and magnetic properties of f element chalcogenides and fluorides. In 2021, he moved to Northwestern University to work on the synthesis and device fabrication of new radiation detectors with Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis. Vlad moved to the University of Georgia in 2022, where he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor.
The Klepov lab designs functional inorganic materials by tuning crystal and electronic structures for wide-ranging applications in radiation detection, magnetism, and sustainability. The lab focuses on addressing synthetic challenges that entangle technological advancements at the intersection of inorganic solid state chemistry, materials science, and engineering. We aim at developing new synthetic techniques and procedures, fully characterizing the properties of new materials, relating the properties to the composition and structure on atomic, micro, and macro levels, and designing new device architectures that will maximize the output of new materials.
Klepov, V. V.; Pace, K. A.; Berseneva, A. A.; Felder, J. B.; Calder, S.; Morrison, G.; Zhang, Q.; Kirkham, M. J.; Parker, D. S.; zur Loye, H.-C.* Chloride reduction of Mn3+ in the mild hydrothermal synthesis of a charge ordered defect pyrochlore, CsMn2+Mn3+F6, a canted antiferromagnet with a hard ferromagnetic component. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143 (30), 11554-11567. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c04245
Breton, L. B.§; Klepov, V. V.*; zur Loye, H.-C.* Facile Oxide to Chalcogenide Conversion for Actinides using the Boron-Chalcogen Mixture Method. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142 (33), 14365–14373. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c06483
Klepov, V. V.; Pace, K. A.; Calder, S.; Felder, J. B.; zur Loye, H.-C.* 3d-Metal Induced Magnetic Ordering on U(IV) Atoms as a Route toward U(IV) Magnetic Materials. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (9), 3838–3842. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00345
Klepov, V. V.; Felder, J. B.; zur Loye, H.-C.* Synthetic Strategies for the Synthesis of Ternary Uranium(IV) and Thorium(IV) Fluorides. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57 (9), 5597–5606. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00570