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Vladimir Kolesnichenko, Ph.D.

Valdimir Kolesnichenko, Ph.D.

Position Title: Assistant Professor
Website: http://www.xula.edu/chemistry/profiles/vkolesnichenko.php
Office location: NCF 301F
Office phone: 504-520-5430
Email address: vkolesni@xula.edu

Biographical Narrative
Graduated from National Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine with M.S. in Chemistry degree in 1979.
Fulfilled graduate education and defended PhD thesis at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Kiev, Ukraine. The degree of Ph.D. in Chemistry was awarded in 1986.
Completed the postdoctoral researcher appointment in chemistry at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA from 1996 to 1998.

Research Overview:
The objective of current research project is to study all aspects of chemistry of magnetic metal oxide particles and clusters, namely the mechanism of nucleation and growth, surface and colloid chemistry, redox chemistry and the structure and magnetism relationship. These studies can help to develop novel materials for biomedical application (as MRI contrast agents and cell tracking labels), and will be useful for the development of molecular electronics, high-density information storage and catalysis.

Selected Publications:
Reactivity of 3d transition metal cations in diethylene glycol solutions. Synthesis of transition metal ferrites with the structure of discrete nanoparticles complexed with long-chain carboxylate anions. Caruntu Daniela, Remond Yann, Chou Nam Hawn, Jun Moo-Jin, Caruntu Gabriel, He Jibao, Goloverda Galina, O'Connor Charles and Kolesnichenko Vladimir, Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 6137-6146.

Synthesis of variable-sized nanocrystals of Fe3O4 with high surface reactivity. Caruntu Daniela, Caruntu Gabriel, Yuxi Chen, O'Connor Charles, Goloverda Galina and Kolesnichenko Vladimir, Chemistry of Materials, 2004, 16, 5527.

Recent advances in the liquid-phase synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles. Cushing, B.; Kolesnichenko, V.; O'ÄôConnor, C.J. Chemical Reviews, 2004, 104, 3893-3946.

Preparation of Colloidal Metals of Iron Group With Uncapped Surface in Polar Aprotic Medium. Vladimir Kolesnichenko, Vincent Vu and Galina Goloverda, Ukrainian Chemistry Journal, 2005, 69(11-12), 65-70.

Synthesis of the ultrasmall nanoparticles of magnetic iron oxides and study of their colloid and surface chemistry, G. Goloverda, B. Jackson, C. Kidd and V. Kolesnichenko, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2009, 321, 1372.

Vladimir Kolesnichenko 'ÄúSynthesis of Nanoparticulate Magnetic Materials'Äù, in: Magnetic Nanoparticles, Sergey P. Gubin (Editor), Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, 2009, 25-58.

T. Zheng, J. Zhan, J. He, B. Sunkara, Y. Lu, G. McPherson, G. Piringer, V. Kolesnichenko and V. John, 'ÄúNanostructured Multifunctional Materials for Environmental Remediation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons'Äù, the invited chapter in: ACS Symposium Series 1027, Editors: C.L. Geiger and K.M. Carvahlo-Kninghton, 2009, 163-179.

I. V. Vasylenko, K. S. Gavrylenko, V. G. Il'Äôyin, V. Golub, G. Goloverda, V. Kolesnichenko, A. W. Addison, V. V. Pavlishchuk, 'ÄúThe metamorphosis of heterometallic trinuclear antiferromagnetic complexes into nano-sized superparamagnetic spinels'Äù, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2010, 121, 1-2, 47-52.

Current Funding:
Research Center at Minority Institutions (RCMI) program, NIH. Pilot project 'ÄúUltrasmall and Subnanometer Magnetic Iron Oxides as Prospective Imaging Agents'Äù (funded 2009-2014)

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