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Ing. Michal Korenko, PhD.
Michal Korenko obtained his Ph.D. in high temperature molten salt chemistry and electrochemistry in 2003 at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia. Currently, he is working as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, working in the Molten Salt Group with the ultimate focus on linking and understanding the relationship between the structure of molten systems and their physico–chemical behaviour (thermal and electrochemical stability, density, viscosity, conductivity, etc.). His scientific career has focused on projects in the field of molten salt chemistry, high temperature electrometallurgy, and high temperature energy applications. He was involved in several academic projects (EU, US, Slovak, Czech), including specific projects for industrial partners (ALCOA, HYDRO, RIO TINTO, ELYSIS). In 2009 – 2011, he spent two years as a postdoc at the Nuclear Research Institute in Řež near Prague working on the pyrochemical electrochemical separation of lanthanides and actinides in molten fluorides. From 2014 to 2016 he spent 3 years as a visiting scholar at Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA, participating in a US Department of Energy (ARPA-E) project on solar thermal electrolysis of MgO from molten fluorides. In 2023, he finished a year-long research position at CNRS in Orléans, France on leave from the Slovak Academy of Sciences. This position was funded by the Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies and was related to the utilization of molten fluorides for the synthesis of materials with improving functional properties for photonic and electronic applications.