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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


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
Abhishek Motayed , Albert Davydov and Vladimir Oleshko
Patent Description Detection of chemical species in air, such as industrial pollutants, poisonous gases, chemical fumes, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), is vital for the health and safety of communities around the world. The development of reliable, portable gas sensors that can detect
Created September 14, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021