Mirjana Küzma holds a PhD in Materials Science (University of Uppsala, Sweden) and a BSc in Chemistry (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). Technically proficient Material Scientist & Chemical Engineer and an integral member of the AMA team in Hong Kong.
Mirjana is highly experienced in R&D and engineering; especially in materials chemistry and electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, structural and surface chemistry and nanotechnology. She applies her skills to a number of subjects including marine structure fouling and corrosion prevention. Strong background in Li-ion batteries, energy harvesting materials, composites, nano-materials, surface coating methods, marine antifouling paints, electrochemical methods and corrosion tests, synthesis and characterization methods, microscopy, nano- and micro- encapsulation methods and polymerization techniques. She is able to solve a wide range of engineering problems, apply science to real-world challenges and to overcome technical problems in a safe and economical fashion. Experienced in design and development of new and improved materials & products, analysis of physical and chemical properties of materials and testing methods.
She is well versed in microscopy (Optical microscopy, SEM, TEM), thermal analysis (TGA, DSC), XPS & XRD, UV-vis, RI and viscosity measurements, particle size analysis by laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering techniques, BET and electrochemical methods.
1. Gaberšček M., Küzma M., and Janko J. “Electrochemical kinetics of porous, carbon-decorated LiFePO4 cathodes: separation of wiring effects from solid state diffusion.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9 (15) (2007) 1815–1820.
2. Küzma M., Domniko R., Meden A., Makovec D., Bele M., Jamnik J., and Gaberšček M. “Electrochemical activity of Li2FeTiO4 and Li2MnTiO4 as potential active materials for Li ion batteries: a comparison with Li2NiTiO4.” J. Power Sources 189 (1) (2009) 81–88.
3. Kuezma M., Jamnik J., and Gabešček M. “Elektrokemijsko ožičeni titanati za litij ionske baterije.” Anali PAZU. 1 (2011) 16-20.
4. Küzma M., Dominko R., Hanžel D., Kodre A., Arčon I., Meden A., and Gaberšček M. “Detailed in-situ investigation of the electrochemical processes in Li2FeTiO4 cathodes.” J. Electrochem. Soc. 156 (10) (2009) A809–A816.
5. Domniko R., Vidal-Abraca GARRIDO C., Bele M., Kuezma M., Arčon I., and Gaberšček M. “Electrochemical characteristic of Li2-xVTiO4 rock salt phase in Li-ion batteries.” J. Power Sources 196 (2011) 6856-6862.
6. Saravanan K., Lee H-S, Kuezma M., Vittal J. J, and Balaya P. “Hollow α-LiVOPO4 sphere cathodes for high energy Li-ion battery application.” J. Mater. Chem. 21, (2011) 20042-10050.
7. Balaya P., Saravanan K., Hariharan S., Ramar V., Lee H. S., Kuezma M., Devaraj S., Nagaraju D. H., Ananthanarayanan K., and Mason C. W. “Nanostructured mesoporous materials for Li-ion battery applications.” Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices and Applications II, Book Series: Proceedings of SPIE, V. 8035, No.: 803503, 2011. [DOI: 10.1117/12.884460].
8. Kuezma M., Deveraj S., and Balaya P. “Li2MnSiO4 obtained by solvothermal method: ex-situ studies on the charge/discharge plateau.” J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, p21279. [DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34455F].
9. S. Deveraj, M. Kuezma, C.T. Ng, and P. Balaya, “Sol-gel derived nanostructured Li2MnSiO4/C cathode with high storage capacity.”Electrochemica Acta, 2013, 102, p290 [DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2013.04.009]
10. D. H. Nagaraju, M. Kuezma, G. S. Suresh, “LiFePO4 wrapped reduced graphene oxide for high performance Li-ion battery electrode (Article in Press, J Mater Sci,) [DOI 10.1007/s10853-015-8976-2].