Graduate: Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry, graduated May, 2010
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2004 – October 2009 (defended)
Dissertation is focused on characterization of tunable IR properties of gold/silver nanocrescents (NCs) , their application as high enhancement substrate in Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy (SEIRA) and profiling of an induced electric field near NC surface.
Undergraduate: Kharkiv’s National University, Department of Chemistry, Kharkiv, Ukraine
September 1989— June 1994 Specialist in Chemistry, June 1994 (specialization in Physical Chemistry)
QUALIFIQATIONS and RESEARCH INTERESTS
I am a physical, analytical and nanomaterial chemist by training. My core research interests are nanofabrication, characterization and application of novel tunable plasmonic nanostructures, plasmonic biosensing, surface chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry and particularly immunoassays, Surface Enhanced Spectroscopies and especially Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).
“SERS Fundamentals: Impact of Nanoscopic Environment on Signal» received external evaluation grade “excellent” in November 2012. The grant was funded in 2014-2016 and it produced 3 publications on the topic of the grant (e.g. SERS).
Bukasov, R., Filchakova, O., Gudun, K., Bouhrara, M., 2017 In : Journal of Fluorescence. p. 1-4
Nanoparticle-nanoparticle vs. Nanoparticle-substrate hot spot contributions to the SERS signal: Studying Raman labelled monomers, dimers and trimers
Sergiienko, S., Moor, K., Gudun, K., Yelemessova, Z., Bukasov, R., 2017 In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 19, 6, p. 4478-4487
Monitoring of vegetation drying by Brillouin and Raman spectroscopies
Rakymzhan, A., Yakupov, T., Yelemessova, Z., Bukasov, R., Yakovlev, V., Utegulov, Z., 2017 Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX. SPIE, 10217,
Commercial Gold Nanoparticles on Untreated Aluminum Foil: Versatile, Sensitive, and Cost-Effective SERS Substrate
Gudun, K., Elemessova, Z., Khamkhash, L., Ralchenko, E., Bukasov, R., 2017 In : Journal of Nanomaterials. 2017,
Probing the plasmonic near-field of gold nanocrescent antennas
Bukasov, R., Ali, T., Nordlander, P., Shumaker-Parry, J., 2010 In : ACS Nano. 4, 11, p. 6639-6650
Silver nanocrescents with infrared plasmonic properties as tunable substrates for surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy
Bukasov, R., Shumaker-Parry, J., 2009 In : Analytical Chemistry. 81, 11, p. 4531-4535
In situ microarray fabrication and analysis using a microfluidic flow cell array integrated with surface plasmon resonance microscopy
Liu, J., Eddings, M., Miles, A., Bukasov, R., Gale, B., Shumaker-Parry, J., 2009 In : Analytical Chemistry. 81, 11, p. 4296-4301
Highly tunable infrared extinction properties of gold nanocrescents
Bukasov, R., Shumaker-Parry, J., 2007 In : Nano Letters. 7, 5, p. 1113-1118