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

  • Phasayavan W., Japa M., Pornsuwan S., Tantraviwat D., Kielar F., Golovko VB., Jungsuttiwong S. and Inceesungvorn B. (2021) Oxygen-deficient bismuth molybdate nanocatalysts: Synergistic effects in boosting photocatalytic oxidative coupling of benzylamine and mechanistic insight. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 581: 719-728. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.07.140.
  • Baharudin L., Severinsen I., Yip ACK., Golovko VB. and Watson MJ. (2020) Kinetics and constraints of CO oxidation over hexameric copper nanocluster catalyst supported on carboxyl-functionalised MWCNT at high temperatures. Chemical Engineering Journal 389 124399 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124399.
  • Balabhadra S., Reid MF., Golovko V. and Wells JPR. (2020) A comparison of the Yb3+ absorption and upconversion excitation spectra for both the cubic and hexagonal phases of NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ nanoparticles. Optical Materials 107 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110050.
  • Balabhadra S., Reid MF., Golovko V. and Wells J-PR. (2020) Absorption Spectra, Defect Site Distribution and Upconversion Excitation Spectra of CaF2/SrF2/BaF2:Yb3+:Er3+ Nanoparticles. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 834 155165 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155165.
  • Poldorn P., Wongnongwa Y., Namuangruk S., Kungwan N., Golovko VB., Inceesungvorn B. and Jungsuttiwong S. (2020) Theoretical mechanistic study of CO catalytic oxidation by O2 on an ultra-small 13-atom bimetallic Ag7Au6 cluster. Applied Catalysis A: General 595 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117505.


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