Vladimir Golovko

Associate ProfessorVladimir Golovko

Director of Research
Beatrice Tinsley 427
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

  • Mousavi H., Sharma SK., Golovko V., Shearer CJ. and Metha GF. (2022) Methanol Tolerant Oxygen Reduction Reaction electrocatalysis using Size-Specific Triphenylphosphine-Ligated Gold Nanoclusters. ChemNanoMat http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cnma.202200122.
  • Mousavi H., Yin Y., Sharma SK., Gibson CT., Golovko V., Andersson GG., Shearer CJ. and Metha GF. (2022) Factors Influencing Catalytic Activity of Size-Specific Triphenylphosphine-Ligated Gold Nanoclusters in the Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 126(1): 246-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c08924.
  • Balabhadra S., Reid MF., Golovko V. and Wells JPR. (2021) Influence of the synthesis method on preferential clustering of Yb3+ in CaF2:Yb3+/Er3+ upconverting nanoparticles. Optical Materials 112 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110736.
  • Chen CC., Shaya J., Polychronopoulou K., Golovko VB., Tesana S., Wang SY. and Lu CS. (2021) Photocatalytic degradation of ethiofencarb by a visible light-driven snin4s8 photocatalyst. Nanomaterials 11(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nano11051325.
  • Fiedler H., Schacht J., Hammerschmidt L., Golovko V., Gaston N. and Halpert JE. (2021) Emergent electronic properties in Co-deposited superatomic clusters. Journal of Chemical Physics 155(12) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0060302.


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