Position: Associate Professor at SIUC since 2005
Research Interests:• Understanding of chemical sensing and catalysis with low dimensional materials
• Fabrication of novel nanostructures, materials and devices for sensing and energy conversion
• In situ/in vivo Imaging and spectroscopy of working nanostructures and devices using SEM,
SPEM, PEEM, STM/AFM techniques
Brief bio: Andrei Kolmakov is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (MIPT). Combining his postgraduate studies at MIPT and work as a staff member at Kurchatov Institute (Moscow) he received his PhD in solid state physics in 1996. During his postdoctoral work at European synchrotron radiation centers in the groups of Dr. Maya Kiskinova (ELETTRA) and Prof. Thomas Moeller (HASYLAB) he was studying the surface, interfacial and kinetics processes on supported nano-(meso) particles and free clustersusing photoelectron spectroscopy, XANES and imaging PEEM / SPEM techniques. In 1999 he joined the group of Prof. Wayne Goodman at Texas A&M University to conduct in situ STM studies on supported metal clusters under reaction conditions. In 2001 his was invited to UCSB to launch scanning tunneling microscopy part of AFOSR funded program on catalysis by nanostructures which also resulted in 2002 in fabrication of one of the first metal oxide nanowire based chemical sensor and catalyst (together with Prof. Martin Moskovits). He joined the faculty of the Department of Physics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2005. Prof. Andrei Kolmakov is mainly known for his work on gas sensing and catalysis by metal oxide nanowires. In addition to active materials research and studies of nanoscopic sensors and analytical devices, Kolmakov’s group is actively working on development of the methodology and hardware for in situ / in vivo spectromicroscopy of the nanostructures under real world conditions, fully hydrated objects and nanodevices under operating conditions. Prof. A. Kolmakov published over 80 papers, 5 review articles and 2 book chapters with total citation index over 2000. For complete CV click here
Contact information: E-mail: email@example.com
1245 Lincoln Dr , SIUC Department of Physics
Office: Neckers 493 Labs: Neckers 407, 140
Carbondale , IL 62901
Phone Office: (618) 453-5212; Nano-Lab: (618) 453-6106; Image-Lab: (618) 453-6011
Recent News & Highlights
• 10.08.2011 Let us welcome Mr. Alexey Vareznikov - a visiting PhD student from Saratov State Technical University
• 08.28.2011 Our article on in situ XPS through ultrathin membranes is published inNature Nanotechnology.
• 08.00.2011 Evgheni Strelcov got a postdoc offer from ORNL. Congrads, Evgheni !!!
• 05.18.2011 Evgheni Strelcov had his Ph.D. defense talk. Well done, Evgheni !
• 05.07.2011 Congratulations to Shannon Berg for her 1-st prize at STLAURS symposium
• 05.01.2011 Best wishes to Joshua Cothren with his new job with Airfloat LLC
• 04.16.2011 Kolmakov shared 1-st place (Men’s Doubles) at SIUC Badminton Club Annual Tournament
Recent Publications (for complete list click here:
 A. Kolmakov, D. Dikin, L. J. Cote, J. Huang, M. Kazemian Abyaneh, M. Amati, L. Gregoratti, S. Günther, and M. Kiskinova, "Graphene oxide windows for in situ environmental cell photoelectron spectroscopy," NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. doi:10.1038/nnano.2011.130, 2011.
 E. Strelcov, A. Davydov, U. Lanke, C. Watts, and A. Kolmakov, "In Situ Monitoring of the Growth, Intermediate Phase Transformations and Templating of Single Crystal VO2 Nanowires and Nanoplatelets," Acs Nano, vol. ASAP, 2011.
 A. Tselev, I. A. Luk'yanchuk, I. N. Ivanov, J. D. Budai, J. Z. Tischler, E. Strelcov, A. Kolmakov, and S. V. Kalinin, "Symmetry Relationship and Strain-Induced Transitions between Insulating M1 and M2 and Metallic R phases of Vanadium Dioxide," Nano Letters, vol. 10, pp. 4409-4416, 2010.
 F. Jabeen, S. Rubini, F. Martelli, A. Franciosi, A. Kolmakov, L. Gregoratti, M. Amati, A. Barinov, A. Goldoni, and M. Kiskinova, "Contactless Monitoring of the Diameter-Dependent Conductivity of GaAs Nanowires," Nano Research, vol. 3, pp. 706-713, 2010.
Aqueous Solution on the Surface of TiO2 Rutile Nanowire," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, pp. 17233-17237, 2010.
 A. Tselev, V. Meunier, E. Strelcov, W. A. Shelton, I. A. Luk'yanchuk, K. Jones, R. Proksch, A. Kolmakov, and S. V. Kalinin, "Mesoscopic Metal-Insulator Transition at Ferroelastic Domain Walls in VO2," Acs Nano, vol. 4, pp. 4412-4419, 2010.
 V. V. Sysoev, E. Strelcov, M. Sommer, M. Bruns, I. Kiselev, W. Habicht, S. Kar, L. Gregoratti, M. Kiskinova, and A. Kolmakov, "Single-Nanobelt Electronic Nose: Engineering and Tests of the Simplest Analytical Element," Acs Nano, vol. 4, pp. 4487-4494, 2010.
 X. M. Ma, J. Geiser-Lee, Y. Deng, and A. Kolmakov, "Interactions between engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) and plants: Phytotoxicity, uptake and accumulation," Science of the Total Environment, vol. 408, pp. 3053-3061, 2010.
 A. Tselev, E. Strelcov, I. A. Luk'yanchuk, J. D. Budai, J. Z. Tischler, I. N. Ivanov, K. Jones, R. Proksch, S. V. Kalinin, and A. Kolmakov, "Interplay between Ferroelastic and Metal-Insulator Phase Transitions in Strained Quasi-Two-Dimensional VO2 Nanoplatelets," Nano Letters, vol. 10, pp. 2003-2011, 2010.
 V. V. Sysoev, T. Schneider, J. Goschnick, I. Kiselev, W. Habicht, H. Hahn, E. Strelcov, and A. Kolmakov, "Percolating SnO2 nanowire network as a stable gas sensor: Direct comparison of long-term performance versus SnO2 nanoparticle films," Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, vol. 139, pp. 699-703, 2009.
 E. Strelcov, Y. Lilach, and A. Kolmakov, "Gas Sensor Based on Metal-Insulator Transition in VO2 Nanowire Thermistor," Nano Letters, vol. 9, pp. 2322-2326, 2009.
 Go, J.; Sysoev, V.V.; Kolmakov, A.; Pimparkar, N.; Alam, M.A.A novel model for (percolating) nanonet chemical sensors for microarray-based E-nose applications IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting IEDM, 2009; 765, Pages: 1-4
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