Andrey Voevodin

Department Chair
Discovery Park E132F
  • Biography

    1986 Metallurgy B.S. with M.Sc credentials Tula Technical Universtiy, Russia

    1991 Materials Science Ph.D. Tula Technical University, Russia

    2007 S&T Management Level III Certification US Defense Acquisition University

  • Research

    Research Areas:

    • plasma assisted PVD processes, surface modification
    • functional materials for electronic and optoelectronic devices
    • laser assisted processing and additive manufacturing
    • wear, erosion and corrosion protective coatings
    • tribological, thermal and mechanical interfaces
    • surface analytical and mechanical characterization
  • Publications

    D.Y. Zemlyanov, M. Jespersen, D.N. Zakharov, J. Hu, R. Paul, A. Kumar, S. Pacley, N. Glavin, D. Saenz, K.C. Smith, T.S. Fisher, A.A. Voevodin, Versatile technique for assessing thickness of 2D layered materials by XPS, Nanotechnology 29 (2018) 115705.

    V. Varshney, J. Lee, D. Li, J.S. Brown, B.L. Farmer, A.A. Voevodin, A.K. Roy, Understanding thermal conductance across multi-wall carbon nanotube contacts: Role of nanotube curvature, Carbon 114 (2017) 15-22.

    I. Altfeder, A.A. Voevodin, M.H. Check, S.M. Eichfeld, J.A. Robinson, A.V. Balatsky, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Observation of Phonon Condensate, Scientific Reports 7 (2017) 43214.

    S. Khan, Z. Jiang, S.M. Premathilka, J. Hu, A. Voevodin, P.J. Roland, R.J. Ellingson, L. Sun, Ultrathin Colloidal PbS/CdS Core/Shell Nanosheets, MRS Advances 2 (2017) 1-6.

    I. Fongkaew, R. Akrobetu, A. Sehirlioglu, A. Voevodin, S. Limpijumnong, W.R.L. Lambrecht, Core-level binding energy shifts as a tool to study surface processes on LaAlO3/SrTiO3, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 218 (2017) 21-29.

    M.A. Alrefae, N.R. Glavin, A.A. Voevodin, T.S. Fisher, Plasma Chemical and Physical Vapour Deposition Methods and Diagnostics for 2D Materials, 2D Inorganic Materials beyond Graphene, WORLD SCIENTIFIC (EUROPE)2017, pp. 275-315.

    S. Kim, M. Russell, D.D. Kulkarni, M. Henry, S. Kim, R.R. Naik, A.A. Voevodin, S.S. Jang, V.V. Tsukruk, A.G. Fedorov, Activating "Invisible" Glue: Using Electron Beam for Enhancement of Interfacial Properties of Graphene-Metal Contact, ACS Nano 10 (2016) 1042-1049.

    J. Distefano, Y.C. Lin, J. Robinson, N.R. Glavin, A.A. Voevodin, J. Brockman, M. Kuhn, B. French, S.W. King, Band Alignment at Molybdenum Disulphide/Boron Nitride/Aluminum Oxide Interfaces, Journal of Electronic Materials 45 (2016) 983-988.

    I. Altfeder, H. Lee, J.J. Hu, R.D. Naguy, A. Sehirlioglu, A.N. Reed, A.A. Voevodin, C.B. Eom, Scanning tunneling microscopy of an interfacial two-dimensional electron gas in oxide heterostructures, Physical Review B 93 (2016) 115437.

     S.T. Patton, A.J. Frasca, J.J. Hu, V. Varshney, B.S. Phillips, A.K. Roy, A.A. Voevodin, Multiphysics characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotube thermoplastic polyurethane polymer nanocomposites during compression, Carbon 98 (2016) 638-648.

    N.R. Glavin, C. Muratore, M.L. Jespersen, J.J. Hu, P.T. Hagerty, A. Hilton, A.T. Blake, C.A. Grabowski, M.F. Durstock, M.E. McConney, D.M. Hilgefort, T.S. Fisher, A.A. Voevodin, Amorphous Boron Nitride: A Universal, Ultrathin Dielectric For 2D Nanoelectronics, Advanced Functional Materials 26 (2016) 2640-2647.

    M.E. McConney, N.R. Glavin, A.T. Juhl, M.H. Check, M.F. Durstock, A.A. Voevodin, T.E. Shelton, J.E. Bultman, J. Hu, M.L. Jespersen, Direct synthesis of ultra-thin large area transition metal dichalcogenides and their heterostructures on stretchable polymer surfaces, Journal of Materials Research 31 (2016) 967-974.

    P.J. Shamberger, J.L. Wohlwend, A.K. Roy, A.A. Voevodin, Investigating Grain Boundary Structures and Energetics of Rutile with Reactive Molecular Dynamics, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (2016) 13049-13062.

    S. Khan, Z. Jiang, S.M. Premathilka, A. Antu, J. Hu, A.A. Voevodin, P.J. Roland, R.J. Ellingson, L. Sun, Few-Atom-Thick Colloidal PbS/CdS Core/Shell Nanosheets, Chemistry of Materials 28 (2016) 5.

    S. Pacley, J.J. Hu, M. Jespersen, A. Hilton, A. Waite, J. Brausch, E. Beck-Millerton, A.A. Voevodin, Impact of reduced graphene oxide on MoS2 grown by sulfurization of sputtered MoO3 and Mo precursor films, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 34 (2016) 041505.

    C. Heidi, B. Timothy, H. Jianjun, G. Raj, R. Amber, V. Andrey, J.S. Patrick, Microstructure dependent filament forming kinetics in HfO 2 programmable metallization cells, Nanotechnology 27 (2016) 425709.

    S.R. Kandel, S. Chiluwal, Z. Jiang, Y. Tang, P.J. Roland, K. Subedi, D.M. Dimick, P. Moroz, M. Zamkov, R. Ellingson, J. Hu, A.A. Voevodin, L. Sun, One-dimensional growth of colloidal PbSe nanorods in chloroalkanes, physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters 10 (2016) 833-837.

    I. Altfeder, S.M. Eichfeld, R.D. Naguy, J.A. Robinson, A.A. Voevodin, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Atomic Scale Phonon Standing Waves in Quasi-freestanding WSe2 Monolayers, MRS Advances 1 (2016) 1645-1650.

    S. Kim, M. Russell, M. Henry, S.S. Kim, R.R. Naik, A.A. Voevodin, S.S. Jang, V.V. Tsukruk, A.G. Fedorov, Dynamic modulation of electronic properties of graphene by localized carbon doping using focused electron beam induced deposition, Nanoscale 7 (2015) 14946-14952.

    J. Park, T. Back, W.C. Mitchel, S.S. Kim, S. Elhamri, J. Boeckl, S.B. Fairchild, R. Naik, A.A. Voevodin, Approach to multifunctional device platform with epitaxial graphene on transition metal oxide, Sci Rep 5 (2015) 14374.

    B. Paul, E. Sarah, Z. Kehao, H. Lorraine, L. Yu-Chuan, W. Ke, L. Ning, A.R. Waite, A.A. Voevodin, K. Moon, A.R. Joshua, Large-area synthesis of WSe 2 from WO 3 by selenium–oxygen ion exchange, 2D Materials 2 (2015) 014003.

    A.N. Reed, P.J. Shamberger, J.J. Hu, C. Muratore, J.E. Bultman, A.A. Voevodin, Microstructure of ZnO thin films deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering, Thin Solid Films 579 (2015) 30-37.

    N.R. Glavin, C. Muratore, M.L. Jespersen, J.J. Hu, T.S. Fisher, A.A. Voevodin, Temporally and spatially resolved plasma spectroscopy in pulsed laser deposition of ultra-thin boron nitride films, Journal of Applied Physics 117 (2015) 165305.

    A.A. Voevodin, A.R. Waite, J.E. Bultman, J.J. Hu, C. Muratore, Magnetic field argon ion filtering for pulsed magnetron sputtering growth of two-dimensional MoS2, Surface & Coatings Technology 280 (2015) 260-267.

    M.A. Uddin, N. Glavin, A. Singh, R. Naguy, M. Jespersen, A. Voevodin, G. Koley, Mobility enhancement in graphene transistors on low temperature pulsed laser deposited boron nitride, Applied Physics Letters 107 (2015) 203110.

    R.D. Snyder, E.L. Thomas, A.A. Voevodin, Material optimization via combinatorial deposition and analysis for thermoelectric thin films, Thin Solid Films 596 (2015) 233-241.

    R. Paul, A.A. Voevodin, D.Y. Zemlyanov, A. Kumar, T.J. Asel, S. Mou, T.S. Fisher, Direct Growth of Few-Layer Graphene on Silicon Carbide: Fast Deposition at Moderate Temperature, Graphene 3 (2015) 44-50.

    C. Muratore, V. Varshney, J.J. Gengler, J. Hu, J.E. Bultman, A.K. Roy, B.L. Farmer, A.A. Voevodin, Thermal anisotropy in nano-crystalline MoS2 thin films, Phys Chem Chem Phys 16 (2014) 1008-1014.

    D. Music, F.H.U. Basse, L. Han, Devender, T. Borca-Tasciuc, J.J. Gengler, A.A. Voevodin, G. Ramanath, J.M. Schneider, Multifold Seebeck increase in RuO2 films by quantum-guided lanthanide dilute alloying, Applied Physics Letters 104 (2014) 053903-053901-053903-053905.

    M.S. Bresnehan, M.J. Hollander, M. Wetherington, K. Wang, T. Miyagi, G. Pastir, D.W. Snyder, J.J. Gengler, A.A. Voevodin, W.C. Mitchel, J.A. Robinson, Prospects of direct growth boron nitride films as substrates for graphene electronics, Journal of Materials Research 29 (2014) 459-471.

    C. Muratore, J.J. Hu, B. Wang, M.A. Haque, J.E. Bultman, M.L. Jespersen, P.J. Shamberger, M.E. McConney, R.D. Naguy, A.A. Voevodin, Continuous ultra-thin MoS2 films grown by low-temperature physical vapor deposition, Applied Physics Letters 104 (2014) 261604-261601-261604-261605.

    S. Kim, D.D. Kulkarni, R. Davis, S.S. Kim, R.R. Naik, A.A. Voevodin, M. Russell, S.S. Jang, V.V. Tsukruk, A.G. Fedorov, Controlling the Physicochemical State of Carbon on Graphene Using Focused Electron-Beam-Induced Deposition, ACS Nano 8 (2014) 6805-6813.

    B. Wang, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, M.A. Haque, Photo-sensitivity of large area physical vapor deposited mono and bilayer MoS2, Nano Convergence 1 (2014) 1-5.

    V. Varshney, J. Lee, B.L. Farmer, A.A. Voevodin, A.K. Roy, Modeling of cross-plane interface thermal conductance between graphene nano-ribbons, 2D Materials 1 (2014) 025005-025001-025005-025016.

    A.A. Voevodin, C. Muratore, S.M. Aouadi, Hard coatings with high temperature adaptive lubrication and contact thermal management: review, Surface & Coatings Technology 257 (2014) 247-265.

    T. Alam, B.M. Wang, R. Pulavarthy, M.A. Haque, C. Muratore, N. Glavin, A.K. Roy, A.A. Voevodin, Domain engineering of physical vapor deposited two-dimensional materials, Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014) 213110.

    N.R. Glavin, M.L. Jespersen, M.H. Check, J. Hu, A.M. Hilton, T.S. Fisher, A.A. Voevodin, Synthesis of few-layer, large area hexagonal-boron nitride by pulsed laser deposition, Thin Solid Films 572 (2014) 245-250.

    R. Paul, D. Zemlyanov, A.A. Voevodin, A.K. Roy, T.S. Fisher, Methanol wetting enthalpy on few-layer graphene decorated hierarchical carbon foam for cooling applications, Thin Solid Films 572 (2014) 169-175.

    S. Shenogin, J. Lee, A.A. Voevodin, A.K. Roy, The effect of molecular mobility on electronic transport in carbon nanotube-polymer composites and networks, Journal of Applied Physics 116 (2014) 233704.

    S. Pacley, W.C. Mitchel, P.T. Murray, D. Anderson, H.E. Smith, E. Beck-Millerton, A.A. Voevodin, The Role of the Nickel Catalyst and Its Chemical and Structural Evolution During Carbon Nanopearl Growth, Journal of Electronic Materials 42 (2013) 417-425.

    A. Kumar, A.A. Voevodin, R. Paul, I. Altfeder, D. Zemlyanov, D.N. Zakharov, T.S. Fisher, Nitrogen-doped graphene by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition, Thin Solid Films 528 (2013) 269-273.

    D.S. Stone, S. Harbin, H. Mohseni, J.E. Mogonye, T.W. Scharf, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, A. Martini, S.M. Aouadi, Lubricious silver tantalate films for extreme temperature applications, Surface & Coatings Technology 217 (2013) 140-146.

    R. Paul, A.A. Voevodin, J.J. Hu, P.B. Amama, S. Ganguli, A.K. Roy, D. Zemlyanov, T.S. Fisher, Boron-carbon-nitrogen foam surfaces for thermal physisorption applications, Thin Solid Films 528 (2013) 187-193.

    J.I. Watjen, T.J. Bright, Z.M. Zhang, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, Spectral radiative properties of tungsten thin films in the infrared, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 61 (2013) 106-113.

    C. Muratore, V. Varshney, J.J. Gengler, J.J. Hu, J.E. Bultman, T.M. Smith, P.J. Shamberger, B. Qiu, X. Ruan, A.K. Roy, A.A. Voevodin, Cross-plane thermal properties of transition metal dichalcogenides, Applied Physics Letters 102 (2013) 081604.

    C. Muratore, A.N. Reed, J.E. Bultman, S. Ganguli, B.A. Cola, A.A. Voevodin, Nanoparticle decoration of carbon nanotubes by sputtering, Carbon 57 (2013) 274-281.

    S. Shenogin, J. Gengler, A. Roy, A.A. Voevodin, C. Muratore, Molecular dynamics studies of thermal boundary resistance at carbon-metal interfaces, Scripta Materialia 69 (2013) 100-103.

    S. Ganguli, A. Reed, C. Jayasinghe, J. Sprengard, A.K. Roy, A.A. Voevodin, C. Muratore, A simultaneous increase in the thermal and electrical transport in carbon nanotube yarns induced by inter-tube metallic welding, Carbon 59 (2013) 479-486.

    M.T. Alam, A.P. Raghu, M.A. Hague, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, Structural size and temperature dependence of solid to air heat transfer, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 73 (2013) 1-7.

    O. Jantschner, C. Walter, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, C. Mitterer, V-alloyed ZrO2 coatings with temperature homogenization function for high-temperature sliding contacts, Surface & Coatings Technology 228 (2013) 76-83.

    S.T. Patton, A.J. Frasca, J.W. Talnagi, D.J. Hyman, B.S. Phillips, J.G. Jones, R.A. Vaia, A.A. Voevodin, Effect of Space Radiation on the Leakage Current of MEMS Insulators, Ieee Transactions on Nuclear Science 60 (2013) 3074-3083.

    T.J. Bright, J.I. Watjen, Z.M. Zhang, C. Muratore, A.A. Voevodin, D.I. Koukis, D.B. Tanner, D.J. Arenas, Infrared optical properties of amorphous and nanocrystalline Ta2O5 thin films, Journal of Applied Physics 114 (2013) 083515-083511-083515-083510.

  • Professional Experience

    2015 – present, Professor and Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, University of North Texas

    1998 – present, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Dayton

    2011 -  present, Adjunct Professor, Birck Nanotechnology Center, University of Purdue

    2012- 2015, Nanoelectronic Materials Research Team Leader, Nanoelectronic Materials Branch, AFRL

    2007 – 2012, Technology Advisor, Thermal Sciences and Materials Branch, AFRL

    2005 – 2007, Tribology Research Group Leader, Tribology and Coatings Branch, AFRL

    2003- 2005, Senior Research Engineer, Tribology and Coatings Branch, AFRL

    1996- 2003, Senior Scientist of SYSTRAN Federal Corp. with WL (now AFRL)

    1994 –1996, NRC Fellowship Scientist, Tribology and Coatings Branch, WL (now AFRL) 

    1993 –1994, UK Royal Society Fellowship Scientist, The University of Hull, UK. 

    1991 – 1993, Assistant Professor of Engineering Department, Tula Technical University, Russia.

    1986 – 1991, Research Engineer, Engineering Department, Tula Technical University, Russia. 

    1984 – 1986, Laboratory Assistant, Metallurgy Department of Tula Polytechnical Institute, Russia.

    AVS Science and Technology (American Vacuum Society)

    2016 Chair Elect of the Advanced Surface Engineering Division of AVS. 

    Materials Research Society

  • Patents
    1. Nanopartciles and corona enhanced MEMS switch apparatus, S.T.Patton, J.H.Sanders, A.A.Voevodin, M. Pender, R. Vaia, R. MacCuspie, S. Diamante, US Patent # 7,768,366 B1, August 3, 2010.
    2. A Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Source, I.I.Akesenov, V.E.Strelnitsky, V.V.Vasylev, A.A.Voevodin, J.G.Jones, J.S.Zabinsky, US Patent #7,381,391, filing date of 10/21/03 and an issue date of 06/03/08.
    3.  Laser Ablation, Low Temperature Fabricated Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Oriented Films, A.A.Voevodin, J.G.Jones, and J.S.Zabinski, US Patent # 6,509, 070; January 21, 2003.
    4. Gradient Multilayer Film Generation Process Control, S. J. P. Laube, A.A.Voevodin, J.S.Zabinski, and S.R.LeClair, US Patent # 5,989,397, November 23, 1999.
    5. Method for Forming Coatings by Electrolyte Discharge and Coatings Formed Thereby, A. L. Yerokhin, A. A. Voevodin and R. D. Schmertzler, US Patent # 5,720, 866; February 24, 1998.
  • Honors and Awards
    • 1993   Research fellowship award of UK Royal Society
    • 1994/95   Research fellowship Award of US National Research Council
    • 1994-2005   AFOSR Star Team for Excellence in Research
    • 1997   Service Appreciation from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
    • 2004   US Air Force Outstanding Scientist of the Year
    • 2005   US Air Force Outstanding Civilian Achievement Medal
    • 2005   Charles J. Cleary Scientific Achievement Award from AFRL/ML
    • 2006   US Air Force John L. McLucas Basic Research Honorable Mention
    • 2007   Charles J. Cleary Scientific Achievement Award from AFRL/RX
    • 2010   Fellow of AVS Science and Technology Society
    • 2012   Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton Award