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Vladimir Oleshko (Assoc)

  • Dr. Oleshko has more than 20 years of experience in research of engineered functional materials (catalysts, structural alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites, materials for batteries and imaging systems, sensors), processing and characterization of a wide range of nanostructured photo-/electrochemically active catalytic, electronic and optical materials and broad expertise with materials characterization by electron microscopy (HRTEM, STEM, EDXS/EFTEM/ EELS/spectral imaging; cryo-EM, in situ environmental TEM, tomography; low-voltage (FE)SEM, variable-pressure SEM, in-SEM Raman) and other instrumental techniques.
  • He holds 9 US/international patents and patent applications and has published/coauthored over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including 5 book chapters, 2 encyclopedia articles and 3 review papers.

Research interests:

1) Structure-property relationships in functional materials

2) Discovery-based materials characterization using advanced analytical nanoscopy and spectroscopy methods

3) Transformations of nanostructures, size-confinement (quantum) effects, electron excitations and plasmonics


  1. Best Microscopy and Microanalysis Paper Award in Materials Applications from the Microscopy Society of America (2017).
  2. Outstanding Invention Award in the Physical Science by Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Maryland, College Park, MD for Nanoengineered Chemical Sensors That Offer Superior Detection of Environmental Pollutants, Hydrogen, and Other Industrial Chemicals (2012).
  3. Five Intel F12/22/32 Goodie Drawer Awards and Intel Award in recognition of technical support during the mission critical P1264.5 shrink startup activities in AZ F12 (2006-2007).
  4. 2nd Place Award at the International Metallographic Society Contest in Electron Microscopy – Transmission and Analytical (2005)



Direct-write Lithiation of Silicon Using a Focused Ion Beam of Li+

William R. McGehee, Evgheni Strelcov, Vladimir P. Oleshko, Christopher L. Soles, Nikolai B. Zhitenev, Jabez J. McClelland
Electrochemical processes that govern the performance of lithium ion batteries involve numerous parallel reactions and interfacial phenomena that complicate the


Vladimir P. Oleshko
This article describes electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS), energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM) and electron spectroscopic

Patents (2018-Present)

Prelithiated Lithium Ion Battery And Making A Prelithiated Lithium Ion Battery

NIST Inventors
Christopher Soles , Vladimir Oleshko and Jabez J McClelland
A prelithiated lithium ion battery includes: ion beam implanted lithium; a cathode; and an anode disposed on the cathode and an electrolyte in electrical communication with the cathode and the anode, the cathode or the anode including the ion beam implanted lithium such that: when the cathode

Dry Prelithiation Of Electrode Materials For Lithium Batteries And Supercapacitors By Controlled Dose Low Energy Implantation Of Lithium Ions

NIST Inventors
Christopher Soles , Vladimir Oleshko and Jabez J McClelland
In this disclosure, we describe a method of creating new and improved battery electrodes by doping conventional battery electrode materials with dry lithium (Li+) ions, using ion implantation techniques under vacuum. This dry "prelithiation" step will both (a) increase the amount of active Li+ in

Device Having a Array of Sensors on a Single Chip

NIST Inventors
Albert Davydov and Vladimir Oleshko
Nanowire-nanocluster hybrid chemical sensors were realized by functionalizing gallium nitride (GaN) nanowires (NWs) with titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoclusters for selectively sensing benzene and other related aromatic compounds. Hybrid sensor devices were developed by fabrication two-terminal devices
Line drawing of the method for manufacturing an array of sensors on a single chip

Method for Manufacturing an Array of Sensors on a Single Chip

NIST Inventors
Albert Davydov and Vladimir Oleshko
A nanostructure sensing device comprises a semiconductor nanostructure having an outer surface, and at least one of metal or metal-oxide nanoparticle clusters functionalizing the outer surface of the nanostructure and forming a photoconductive nanostructure/nanocluster hybrid sensor enabling light
Created September 14, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022