Kateryna Artyushkova

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Research Associate Professor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


Ph.D., Chemistry, Kent State University, 2001

M.A., Chemistry, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev, 1995


Kateryna Artyushkova is currently Research Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico and Associate Director of Center of Emerging Energy Technologies. Her research focuses on developing methodology for accelerating material design through structure-to-property modeling and characterization of functional materials using ex-situ and in-situ spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. She is managing surface analytical facility of Center of Emerging Energy Technologies at UNM. Kratos Ultra DLD X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) that is a part of this facility offers advanced capability of high sensitivity, high energy resolution and high lateral resolution image analyses. Artyushkova received M.A. Degree with Honors in Chemistry from National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev in 1995. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Kent State University in December of 2001 under the supervision of Julia E. Fulghum.

After graduating, she worked as a post-doctoral scientist at Kent State University and the University of New Mexico. In 2005 I was promoted to Research Assistant Professor and in 2008 to Research Associate Professor. The focus of her research as graduate and postgraduate researcher was the application of multivariate analysis methods for extracting information form surface analysis spectroscopic and imaging methods.

After joining University of New Mexico, she extended her expertise towards energy-related materials, such as electrocatalysts and other materials for fuel cells, biomicrobial and biofuel cells. Artyushkova have more than 14 years of experience with all aspects of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, including instrumentation, experimental design for optimizing time and information content, and data analysis. In course of those years, she has had experience analyzing a variety of materials, including polymer blends, high K dielectrics, nanomaterials, such as thin layers and particulate matter, multilayered samples, self-assembled systems, patterned materials, and more. She has developed non-traditional methods of analyzing XPS spectroscopic data for extracting most useful chemical information from XPS spectra and images relevant to surface properties of the materials.

She has authored 55+ articles with 770 citations, 3 book chapters, 2 issued and several filed patents, have presented 33+ talks at national and international conferences and symposia. She has 5 awards for outstanding academic and research excellence. She has been an Executive member of Applied Surface Science Division of American Vacuum Society (AVS) and chair of focused topic for In-situ Microscopy and Spectroscopy for AVS.

Research Interests

  • Sensors and Biosensors
  • Bio-engineering
  • Applied Electrochemistry