K. Yasakau graduated in Chemistry from the Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, in 2003, he obtained a Master degree in Chemistry/Physical chemistry in 2004 from the same university. In 2011 he received his PhD degree in Material Science from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. After obtaining his PhD Dr. Yasakau has become a co-author of two patents and three book chapters, and supervised one Licentiate work. He coordinated study and development of functional sol-gel coatings in two national QREN projects, namely NATAL and OSMOSE, at the University of Aveiro. Dr. Yasakau is a co-author of 27 publications (10 as a first author) in international peer review journals including those with high impact factor. The publications have more than 2300 citations and the current h-index is 20 which demonstrate high scientific productivity and recognition in the field. In addition he has made more than 12 oral and 7 poster communications at different international congresses. Dr. Yasakau has participated in 6 European projects as an investigator and, in addition, he was responsible for the technical part of the University of Aveiro partner in European projects RFSR-CT-2011-00019 (DURADH) and H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014.
Currently he is a Researcher at the University of Aveiro. K. Yasakau is an active reviewer of Appl. Surf. Sci., Surf. Coat. Technol., Corrosion Sci. Journals. His scientific interests include: study of localized corrosion mechanisms of adhesively bonded galvanized steel; development of nanostructured sol-gel coatings and self-healing coatings for active corrosion protection of metals; sol-gel synthesis; corrosion protection and corrosion inhibition of Al, Fe-based, Mg alloys and pure metals; application of SPM microscopy for studying localized corrosion activity of metals and properties of oxide films on aluminium and magnesium alloys; preparation and characterization of anodic films on aluminium.