Vladimir Golovko

Associate ProfessorVladimir Golovko

Director of Research
West 840
Internal Phone: 95942

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests include the synthesis of novel multifunctional metal clusters, complexes and colloids; catalytic studies; nanotechnology applications.

Recent Publications

  • Adnan RH. and Golovko VB. (2019) Benzyl Alcohol Oxidation Using Gold Catalysts Derived from Au 8 Clusters on TiO 2. Catalysis Letters 149(2): 449-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10562-018-2625-8.
  • Krishnan G., Eom N., Kirk RM., Golovko VB., Metha GF. and Andersson GG. (2019) Investigation of Phosphine Ligand Protected Au13 Clusters on Defect Rich Titania. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(11): 6642-6649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00083.
  • Lynam MF., Ke NJ., Bradley SJ., Nann T., Neiman A., Reeves RJ., Downard AJ., Golovko VB. and Allen MW. (2019) Size-controlled, high optical quality ZnO nanowires grown using colloidal Au nanoparticles and ultra-small cluster catalysts. APL Materials 7(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5054355.
  • Baharudin L., Yip ACK., Golovko V. and Watson M. (2018) Potential of metal monoliths with grown carbon nanomaterials as catalyst support in intensified steam reformer: a perspective. Reviews in Chemical Engineering : 1-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/revce-2018-0007.
  • Baharudin L., Yip ACK., Golovko V. and Watson MJ. (2018) CO temperature-programmed desorption of hexameric copper hydride nanoclusters catalyst supported on functionalized MWCNTs for kinetics study of low-temperature water-gas shift. Florence, Italy: International Symposia on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE25), 20-23 May 2018.


Chemistry seminars are held during term time on Wednesday's from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm.

Up and coming seminars can be viewed here.

If you are interested in giving a Chemistry seminar please contact Vlad by emailing vladimir.golovko@canterbury.ac.nz