Andrei Kolmakov is a Project Leader in the Energy Research Group. He received an M.S. in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia and a Ph.D. in Physics from the National Research Center, Kurchatov Institute, Russia. Following his postdoctoral work at the ELETTRA synchrotron in Trieste, Italy, and at HASYLAB synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany, he joined the research staff at Texas A&M University conducting in situ STM studies on supported metal clusters under reaction conditions. Later, while working as a researcher at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC-Santa Barbara, he and his colleagues performed seminal research in the field of gas sensors with metal oxide nanowires. Prior to joining the CNST, Andrei was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where his group developed new materials and principles for low dimensional chemical sensors. They also focused on the application of imaging spectromicroscopy techniques for in situ and in vivo characterization of these nanodevices. While at SIUC, Andrei also worked with Nikolai Zhitenev for several months as a CNST Visiting Fellow. He has published over 100 research papers, including several review articles and book chapters, and has co-edited a book on nanostructured metal oxide sensing systems. Andrei is developing methodology and instrumentation for in situ electron and x-ray microscopies, photoelectron spectroscopy, and electrical measurements of interfaces and of nanodevices functioning in realistic operating environments, including in liquid or dense gaseous media.
- Metal oxide nanomaterials for chemical sensors, edited by M. A Carpenter, S. Mathur, and A. Kolmakov (Springer, 2013).
- Electron transparent graphene windows for environmental scanning electron microscopy in liquids and dense gases, J. D. Stoll and A. Kolmakov, Nanotechnology 23, 505704 (2012).
- Graphene oxide windows for in situ environmental cell photoelectron spectroscopy, A. Kolmakov, D. A. Dikin, L. J. Cote, J. Huang, M. K. Abyaneh, M. Amati, L. Gregoratti, S. Guenther, and M. Kiskinova, Nature Nanotechnology 6, 651–657 (2011).
- In situ monitoring of the growth, intermediate phase transformations and templating of single crystal VO2 nanowires and nanoplatelets, E. Strelcov, A. V. Davydov, U. Lanke, C. Watts, and A. Kolmakov, ACS Nano 5, 3373–3384 (2011).
- Scanning electron microscopy for in situ monitoring of semiconductor-liquid interfacial processes: electron assisted reduction of Ag ions from aqueous solution on the surface of TiO2 rutile nanowire, N. Kolmakova and A. Kolmakov, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 17233–17237 (2010).
- Gas sensor based on metal-insulator transition in VO2 nanowire thermistor, E. Strelcov, Y. Lilach, and A. Kolmakov, Nano Letters 9, 2322–2326 (2009).