Oleksii Ivashenko

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Room ØU 48
Available hours 9:00- 17:00
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 Kjemibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1126 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Academic interests

Operando methods, catalysis, nanochemistry


Spectroscopy (XPS, synchrotron APXPS; IRRAS, UV-Vis, AES, Raman, SERS) 
Microscopy (STM, AFM, high pressure "Reactor STM")
Electrochemistry (CV, spectroelectrochemistry)
Fabrication (e-beam PVD, spin-coating, self-assembly, soft lithography, polymerization, clean room)
Materials (single crystals Au(111), Pt(111), NiAl(110), TiO2(110), polycrystalline Au, Cu, Pt; HOPG, electrodes for electronics and junctions, photo- and redox-responsive molecular switches and motors)


2013-2015 Postdoctoral fellow at National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Molecular electronics group, led by prof. dr. R.L. McCreery.
2009-2013 PhD in physical chemistry, PhD thesis “Dual (photo- and redox-) active molecular switches for smart surfaces”. Supervisors – prof. dr. B.L. Feringa, prof. dr. W.R. Browne and prof. dr. P. Rudolf, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
2007-2009 Master in Applied Physics. Thesis title – “Characterization of the calixarene- based Langmuir-Blodgett films on silicon for gas sensing applications”. Supervisor – prof. dr. Zoya I. Kazantseva. V.E. Lashkaryov Institute for Semiconductor Physics. National Academy of Science, Kyiv, Ukraine and Department of Semiconductor electronics, Radiophysical Faculty, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine.


2017 – Poster prize at National Inorganic and Materials Chemistry conference. 
2015 – nomination for NINT Research Award for “demonstration of excellent research at NINT” at the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


2011-2013 co-supervision of Bachelor and Master projects.
2011 Assistance in organization of the conference ECOSS27 in Groningen(NL) on a local level.
2010-2013 Organization of laboratory experiments for visiting high school students and bachelor students.
2010-2013 Supervision and maintenance of laboratory XPS setup.



  1. Monitoring of Energy Conservation and Losses in Molecular Junctions through Characterization of Light Emission. O. Ivashenko, A.J Bergren, R.L. McCreery. Adv. Electr. Mat., 2016. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600351
  2. Light Emission as a Probe of Energy Losses in Molecular Junctions. O. Ivashenko, A.J Bergren, R.L. McCreery. JACS, 2016, 138 (3), 722-725.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10018
  3. A Remarkable Multitasking Double Spiropyran; Bidirectional Visible Light switching of Polymer Coated Surfaces with dual Redox and Proton Gating. L. Kortekaas, O. Ivashenko, J.T. van Herpt, W.R. Browne. JACS, 2016, 138 (4), 1301–1312. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b11604
  4. Light Emission as a probe of Energy Losses in Molecular Junctions. O. Ivashenko, A.J. Bergren, R.L. McCreery. JACS, 2016, 138 (3), 722–725. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10018
  5. Effect of Surface Reactions on Steel, Al2O3 and Si3N4 Counterparts on Their Tribological Performance with Polytetrafluoroethylene Filled Composites. J.T. Shen, M. Top, O. Ivashenko, P. Rudolf, Y.T. Pei, J.Th.M. De Hosson. App. Surf. Sci. 2015, 331, 482-489.
  6. Preparation and Post-Functionalization of Biocompatible Hyperbranched Polyurea Coatings. F. Xiang, L. Asri, O. Ivashenko, P. Rudolf, T. Loontjens. Langmuir 2015, 31 (9), 2761–2769.
  7. Comparing Graphene Growth on Cu (111) and oxidized Cu (111). S. Gottardi, K. Muller, L. Bignardi, J.C. Moreno-Lopez, T.A. Pham, O. Ivashenko, M. Yablonskikh, A. Barinov, J. Bjork, P Rudolf, M. Stohr. Nano Letters 2015, 15 (2), 917–922.
  8. Position and Orientation Control of a Photo- and Electrochromic Dithienylethene using a Tripodal Anchor on Gold Surfaces. T.C. Pijper, O. Ivashenko, M. Walko, P. Rudolf, W.R. Browne, B.L. Feringa. J. Phys Chem C. 2015, 119 (7), 3648–3657.
  9. Tailor-Made Graphite Oxide-DAB Poly(Propylene Imine) Dendrimer Intercalated Hybrids and Their Potential for Efficient CO2 Adsorption. T. Tsoufis, F. Katsaros, Z. Sideratou, G. Romanos, O. Ivashenko, P. Rudolf, B.J. Kooi, M.A. Karakassides. Chem. Commun. 2014 50, 10967-10970
  10. Thermolubricity of Gas Monolayers on Graphene. M. Pierno, L. Bignardi, M.C. Righi, L. Bruschi, S. Gottardi, O. Ivashenko, M. Stohr, P.L. Silvestrelli, P. Rudolf,G. Mistura. Nanoscale 2014, 6, 8062-8067.
  11. Control of Surface Wettability Using Tripodal Light-activated Molecular Motors. K-Y. Chen, O. Ivashenko, G.T. Carroll, J. Robertus, J.C.M. Kistemaker, G. London, W.R. Browne, P. Rudolf and B.L. Feringa. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 (8), 3219-3224
  12. Electrochemical Write and Read Functionality through Oxidative Dimerization of Spiropyran Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold. O. Ivashenko, J.T. van Herpt, B.L. Feringa, P. Rudolf, W.R. Browne. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117 (36), 18567-18577, DOI: 10.1021/jp406458a
  13. Oxidative Electrochemical Aryl C-C Coupling of Spiropyrans. O. Ivashenko,† J. T. van Herpt,† P. Rudolf, B.L. Feringa, W.R. Browne. Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6737-6739
  14. A Shape-Adaptive, Antibacterial-Coating of Immobilized Quaternary-Ammonium Compounds Tethered on Hyperbranched Polyuria and its Mechanism of Action. L. A.T.W. Asri, M. Crismaru, S. Roest, Y. Chen, O. Ivashenko, P. Rudolf, J.C. Tiller, H.C. van der Mei, T. J.A. Loontjens, H.J. Busscher. Adv. Func. Mat., 2014, 24(3), 346-355. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301686
  15. Microscopic Characterization of CVD-Suspended Graphene on TEM Grids. L. Bignardi, W.F. van Dorp, S. Gottardi, O. Ivashenko, P. Dudin, A. Barinov, M.A. Stohr, P. Rudolf, 2013, 5(19), 9057-9061, DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02386A
  16. UV/Vis and NIR Light-Responsive Spiropyran Self-Assembled Monolayers. O. Ivashenko, J.T. van Herpt, B.L. Feringa, P. Rudolf, W.R. Browne. Langmuir, 2013, 29, 4290–4297.
  17. Rapid reduction of Self-Assembled Monolayers of a Disulfide Terminated Para-Nitrophenyl Alkyl Ester on Roughened Au Surfaces during XPS Measurements. O. Ivashenko, J.T. van Herpt, B.L. Feringa, W.R. Browne, P. Rudolf. Chem. Phys. Lett., 2013, 559, 76–81.
  18. Remarkable Stability of High Energy Conformers in Self-Assembled Monolayers of a Bistable Electro- and Photoswitchable Overcrowded Alkene.O. Ivashenko, H. Logtenberg, J. Areephong, A.C. Coleman, P.V. Wesenhagen, E.M. Geertsema, N. Heureux, B.L. Feringa, P. Rudolf, and W.R. Browne, J. Phys. Chem. C2011, 115 (46), 22965–22975.
  19. One-Pot Functionalization of Graphene with Porphyrin through Cycloaddition Reactions. X. Zhang, L. Hou, A. Cnossen, A.C. Coleman, O. Ivashenko, P. Rudolf, B.J. van Wees, W.R. Browne, and B.L. Feringa. Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17 (32), 8957-8964.
  20. Chapter “Carbon in Molecular Electronics” In Electrochemistry of Carbon Electrodes, Wiley VCH, 2015. A. J. Bergren and O. Ivashenko, by ed. P.N. Bartlett, R. Alkire and J. Lipkowski
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