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

  • 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.
  • Madridejos JML., Harada T., Falcinella AJ., Small TD., Golovko VB., Andersson GG., Metha GF. and Kee TW. (2021) Optical Properties of the Atomically Precise C4Core [Au9(PPh3)8]3+Cluster Probed by Transient Absorption Spectroscopy and Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory. Journal of Physical Chemistry C http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08838.
  • Nesbitt S., Watson M. and Golovko V. (2021) Size effect in Hydrogenation of Nitroaromatics using Support-immobilized Atomically Precise Gold Clusters. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: Energy Conversion and Storage, Optical and Electronic Devices, Interfaces, Nanomaterials, and Hard Matter http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c08895.
  • 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.


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