Olga S Ovchinnikova

Staff Scientist

Education/Training:University of Tennessee Chemical Physics Ph.D. 2011 University of Tennessee Chemical Physics M.S. 2007 University of Tennessee Physics B.S. 2005Research InterestsInvestigating relationships between physical structure and chemical functionality at the nanoscale through the development of multimodal imaging platforms; coregistration of multidimensional data, local tuning of material properties at interfaces using ion beams; in-situ helium ion microscopy for direct-write nanomanufacturing.1. Local tuning of chemical functionality in materials.Engineering control in functional materials using helium and neon ion beams; investigating relationships between physical structure and chemical functionality through local tuning of material properties using a scanning helium ion microscope, probing the resultant material functionality using advanced scanning probe and optical spectroscopy; development of in-situ helium ion microscopy to understand influence of local structure on chemical dynamics and ion beam interactions.2. Multimodal chemical imaging techniques. Development of multimodal imaging platforms for probing chemical and physical makeup and dynamic processes ongoing at interfaces. Linking structural information obtained via chemical imaging with other spectroscopic data to provide a direct correlation between chemical composition and material functionality.

Awards

2013 Winner of RCMS Beynon Prize2011 Winner of Fowler-Marion Graduate Student Award/ Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tenn2010 Winner of Poster Competition, ASMS Asilomar Conference 2010 ASMS Asilomar Conference Student Travel Award2010 Second Place Winner, Sigma Xi Graduate Research Student Competition/ University of Tennessee2010 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting Student Travel Award 2009 Awarded Jim McConnel Endowment Funding2006 Graduate Chemical Physics Fellowship/ University of Tennessee 2006 National Institute of Standards and Technology Graduate Research Fellowship2005 Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship2005 Chancellor’s Honors Award for “Outstanding Professional Promise” for the Arts and Science/Univ. of Tenn.2005 Robert Talley Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Leadership/ Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tenn.2004 George and Hattie Morris Scholarship Endowment Fund2004 Society of Physics Students (SPS) Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research2004 Robert Talley Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Leadership/ Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tenn.2004 Winner, Exhibition of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement, Natural Science Div., Univ. of Tenn. 2004 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, NIST Boulder2003 NSF/ University of Colorado, Boulder, Summer REU Fellowship2003 Robert W. Lide Citation for Outstanding Physics Laboratory Development/ Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Tenn.2003 Society of Physics Students (SPS) and ΣΠΣ Undergraduate Research Grant2003 Honorable Mention, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Poster Competition2002 DOE Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowship

Patents

Ovchinnikova, OS., Kertesz, V. Van Berkel, GJ. SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER ASSISTED SAMPLE TRANSFER TO SOLUTION FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. U.S. Patent No. 9,146,180. Patent Issued: September 29, 2015.Ovchinnikova, OS., Jesse, S, Van Berkel, GJ. SPATIALLY RESOLVED THERMAL DESORPTION/IONIZATION COUPLED WITH MASS SPETROMETRY. U.S. Patent No. 8,384,020. Patent Issued: February 26, 2013.Ovchinnikova, OS., Kertesz, V. Van Berkel, GJ. SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER ASSISTED SAMPLE TRANSFER TO SOLUTION FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. U.S. Patent No. 8,519,330. Patent Issued: August, 27 2013.Ovchinnikova, OS., Kertesz, V. Van Berkel, GJ. SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER ASSISTED SAMPLE TRANSFER TO SOLUTION FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. U.S. Patent No. 8,742,338. Patent Issued: June 3, 2014.