Dr Sergey Rybchenko


Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Engineering and Computer Science


01482 465062

Dr Sergey Rybchenko was appointed as a lecturer in electronic engineering at University of Hull in 2010.

He was previously engaged in various postdoctoral research positions at the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Nagoya), and the University of Hull, after gaining his PhD in 1997.


Research Interests

  • Semiconductor optoelectronics

  • Semiconductor materials

  • Semiconductor electrodes in photoelectrochemistry

  • Nanophotonics and plasmonics

  • Magnetic materials, sensors and their applications

Research groups

  • G W Gray Centre for Advanced Materials


Rybchenko S I, Touhami D, Wadhawan J D, Haywood S K, 'Study of Pyridine-Mediated Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Methanol at High CO2 Pressure', ChemSusChem, 9(13), pp 1660-1669 (2016)

Gilbert J M, Rybchenko S I, Hofe R, Ell S R, Fagan M J, Moore R K, Green P, 'Isolated word recognition of silent speech using magnetic implants and sensors', Medical Engineering and Physics, 32(10), pp 1189-1197 (2010)

Rybchenko S I, Dyab A K F, Haywood S K, Itskevich I E, Paunov V N, 'Strained arrays of colloidal nanoparticles: Conductance and magnetoresistance enhancement', Nanotechnology, 20(42), art no 425607 (2009)

Rybchenko S I, Gupta R, Lai K T, Itskevich I E, Haywood S K, Tasco V, Deguffroy N, Baranov A N, Tournié E, 'Conduction-band crossover induced by misfit strain in InSbGaSb self-assembled quantum dots', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 76(19), art no 193309 (2007)

Rybchenko S I, Yeap G, Gupta R, Itskevich I E, Haywood S K, 'Importance of aspect ratio over shape in determining the quantisation potential of self-assembled zinc-blende III-V quantum dots', Journal of Applied Physics, 102(1), art no 013706 (2007)


Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Devices, Optoelectronics and Analogue Communications

  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits and Devices

  • Electrical and Electronic Systems I

  • Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems

  • Engineering Global Challenge

  • Practical Skills for Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Research PhDs

PhD applications in areas overlapping with Dr Rybchenko’s research interests are welcome.

Completed PhDs

  • Touhami D, Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Methanol at High Pressure (2015)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Solid State Physics, Institute for Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Science

  • MSc in Physics of Metals, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (Moscow Technological University)

External roles

  • Manuscript peer reviewer for number of journals from AIP, APS and IOP lists

  • Grant reviewer for EPSRC

  • Grant reviewer for NRF of Singapore