Department of Chemistry

Xavier University of Louisiana

Vladimir Kolesnichenko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Telephone Number: 504-520-5430
Room Number: NCF - Room 340
Email Address:

Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry.

Short Professional Biography

Graduated from the National Taras Shevchenko University (Kiev, Ukraine) in 1979 with MS degree in chemistry.  Worked at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences from 1979 to 1993 as a Research Associate initially, and as a Senior Scientist for the last five years.  Defended PhD degree in inorganic chemistry in 1986.  From 1993 to 1995 worked as a Research Associate at the University of Kansas; from 1996 to 1998 at the University of Iowa as a Postdoctoral Associate.  In 1998-1999 worked as a Research Scientist at BlackLightPower Inc. (Cranbury, NJ).  In 1999-2003 worked as a Research Specialist at the Advanced Materials Research Institute (New Orleans, LA).  In 2004 became a full-time faculty at Xavier University.

Research Interest

The objective of current research project is to study all aspects of experimental 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.

Recent Publications
  1. P. Kucheryavy, J. He, V.T. John, P. Maharjan, L. Spinu, G. Goloverda and V. Kolesnichenko, “Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Variable Size and an Iron Oxidation State as Prospective Imaging Agents”. Langmuir, 2013, 29, 710-716.
  2. Nilov, D.; Kucheryavy, P.; Walker, V.; Kidd, C.; Kolesnichenko, V.L.; Goloverda, G.Z.  Synthesis of 5-Substituted Derivatives of Isophthalic Acid as Non-Polymeric Amphiphilic Coating for Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55 (36), 5078–5081.
  3. Kolesnichenko, V.L. Resonance Energy of an Arene Hydrocarbon from Heat of Combustion Measurements.  Journal of Chemical Education, 2015, 92, 2170-2172.
  4. V. Kolesnichenko and G. Goloverda “Synthesis of Iron Oxide Colloidal Nanoparticles in Coordinating Non-Aqueous Solvents. Ukrainian Chemistry Journal, 2015, 81 (11), 68-73
  5. C.E. Johnson, J.A. Johnson, H.Y. Hah, M.Cole1, S. Gray, V. Kolesnichenko, P. Kucheryavy and G. Goloverda. Mössbauer studies of stoichiometry of Fe3O4: characterization of nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Hyperfine Interactions, 2016, 237(1), 1-10.
  6. Provisional Patent: 2-Hydroxyisophthalic Acid and Its Derivatives: Methods of Making and Applications. Inventors: V. Kolesnichenko, G. Goloverda and R. Komati, US 62/353,402, filing date 06/22/2016.

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Department of Chemistry