Andrey Voevodin

Adjunct Professor



Email: Andrey Voevodin
Phone: 937-255-4651

Kettering Laboratories Room 524


Selected Publications

  • Voevodin, A.A., C. Muratore, and S.M. Aouadi. 2014. Hard coatings with high temperature adaptive lubrication and contact thermal management: Review. Surface and Coatings Technology. DOI:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2014.04.046
  • Muratore, C., V. Varshney, J.J. Gengler, J. Hu, J.E. Bultman, A.K. Roy, B.L. Farmer, and A.A. Voevodin. 2014. Thermal anisotropy in nano-crystalline MoS2 thin films. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16: 1008-1014.
  • Music, D., F. H.-U. Basse, L. Han, Devender, T. Borca-Tasciuc, J.J. Gengler, A.A. Voevodin, G. Ramanath, and J.M. Schneider. 2014. Multifold Seebeck increase in RuO2 films by quantum-guided lanthanide dilute alloying. Applied Physics Letters 104: 053903 1-5.
  • Bresnehan, M.S., M.J. Hollander, M. Wetherington, Ke Wang, T. Miyagi, D.W. Snyder, J.J. Gengler, A.A. Voevodin, W.C. Mitchel, and J.A. Robinson. 2014. Prospects of direct growth boron nitride films as substrates for graphene electronics. Journal of Materials Research 29: 459-471.
  • Muratore, C., J.J. Hu, B. Wang, M.A. Haque, J.E. Bultman, M.L. Jesperson, P.J. Shamberger,  M.E. McConney, R.D. Naguy, and A.A. Voevodin. 2014. Continuous ultra-thin MoS2 films grown by low-temperature physical vapor deposition. Applied Physics Letters 104, no. 261604: 1-5.
  • Paul, R., A.A. Voevodin, J.J. Hu, P.B. Amama, S. Ganguli, A.K. Roy, and T.S. Fisher. 2013. Boron-carbon-nitrogen foams for thermal physisorption applications. Thin Solid Films 528: 187-193.
  • Muratore, C., V. Varshney, J.J. Gengler, J.J. Hu, J.E. Bultman, T.M. Smith, P.J. Shamberger, B. Qio, X. Ruan, A.K. Roy, and A.A. Voevodin. 2013. Cross-plane thermal properties of transition metal dichalcogenides. Applied Physics Letters 102, no. 081604.
  • Ganguli, S., A. Reed, C. Jayasinghe, J. Sprengard, A.K. Roy, and A.A.Voevodin. 2013. A simultaneous increase in the thermal and electrical transport in carbon nanotube yarns induced by inter-tube metallic welding. Carbon 59: 479-486.
  • Patton, S.T., A.J. Frasca, J.W. Talnagi, D. Hyman, B.S. Phillips, J. Jones, R. Vaia, and A.A. Voevodin. 2013. Effect of space radiation on the leakage current of MEMS insulators. IEEE Transactions of Nuclear Science 60: 3074-3083.
  • Kumar, A., A.A. Voevodin, D. Zemlyanov, D.N. Zakharov, and T.S. Fisher. 2012. Rapid synthesis of few-layer graphene over Cu foil. Carbon 50: 1546-1553.
  • Muratore, C., S.M. Aouadi, and A.A. Voevodin. 2012. Embedded phase change material microinclusions for thermal control of surfaces. Surface and Coatings Technology 206: 4828-4832.
  • Altfeder, K., A. Matveev, and A.A. Voevodin. 2012. Imaging the electron-phonon interaction at the atomic scale. Physical Review Letters 109, no. 166402: 1-5
  • Voevodin, A.A., C. Muratore, and J.S.Zabinski. 2012. Chameleon or smart solid lubricating coatings. In Encyclopedia of Tribology, ed. Q. Jane Wang and Yip-Wah Chung, 347-354. New York: Springer.
  • Muratore, C., J.E. Bultman, S.M. Aouadi, and A.A. Voevodin. 2011. In-situ Raman spectroscopy for examination of high temperature tribological processes. Wear 270: 140-145.
  • Altfeder, K., A.A. Voevodin, and A.K. Roy. 2010. Vacuum phonon tunneling.  Physical Review Letters 105, no. 166101.
  • Muratore, C., and A.A. Voevodin. 2009. Control of molybdenum disulfide basal plane orientation during coating growth in pulsed magnetron sputtering discharges. Thin Solid Films 517: 5605-5610.
  • Voevodin, A.A. 2008. Hard DLC growth and inclusion in nanostructured wear protective coatings. In Tribology of Diamond-Like Carbon Films: Fundamentals and Applications, ed. C. Donnet and A. Erdemir, 263-281. New York: Springer.
  • Voevodin, A.A., J.G. Jones, J.S. Zabinski, and A.R. Waite. 2008. Plasma interaction effects in ion-beam assisted pulsed laser deposition of Al-O-N films. J. Applied Physics 103, no. 024902: 1-6.
  • Voevodin, A.A., R.A. Vaia, S.T. Patton, S. Diamanti, M. Pender, M. Yoonessi, J. Brubaker, J.J. Hu, J.H. Sanders, B.S. Phillips, and R.I. MacCuspie. 2007. Nanoparticle-wetted surfaces for relays and energy transmission contacts. Small 3, no. 11: 1957-1963.
  • Voevodin, A.A., J.S. Zabinski, and J.G. Jones. 2007. Pulsed laser deposition of tribological coatings. 2007. In Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films: Applications-Led Growth of Functional Materials, ed. R. Eason, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Voevodin, A.A., D.V. Shtansky, E.A. Levashov, and J.J. Moore. 2004. Nanostructured thin films and nanodispersion strengthened coatings. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Selected Patents

  • Voevodin, A.A., J.S.Zabinski, and M.S.Donley. 2011. Magnetron sputter-pulsed laser deposition technique. U.S. Statutory Invention Registration H 1933 H.
  • Patton, S.T., J.H.Sanders, A.A.Voevodin, M. Pender, R. Vaia, R. MacCuspie, and S. Diamante. 2010. Nanoparticles and corona enhanced MEMS switch apparatus. U.S. Patent # 7,768,366.
  • Akesenov, I.I., V.E.Strelnitsky, V.V.Vasylev, A.A.Voevodin, J.G.Jones, J.S.Zabinsky. 2008. A Filtered cathodic arc plasma source. U.S. Patent #7,381,391.
  • Voevodin, A.A., J.G.Jones, and J.S.Zabinski. 2003. Laser ablation, low temperature fabricated yttria-stabilized zirconia oriented films. U.S. Patent # 6,509, 070.
  • Voevodin, A.A., J.S. Zabinski, and S.V. Prasad. 2000. Load-adaptive nanocrystalline carbide/amorphous diamond-like carbon composite and preparation method. U.S. Statutory Invention Registration H 1,924.
  • Laube, J.P., A.A.Voevodin, J.S. Zabinski, and S.R. LeClair. 1999. Gradient multilayer film generation process control. U.S. Patent # 5,989,397.
  • Yerokhin, L., A.A. Voevodin, and R.D. Schmertzler. 1998. Method for forming coatings by electrolyte discharge and coatings formed thereby. U.S. Patent # 5,720, 866.

Selected Research and Work

  • 2012-present, Nanoelectronic Materials and Processes Research Team Leader, Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • 2008-2012, Thermal Management Strategic Technology Team Leader, Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • 2007-2012, Thermal Sciences and Materials Research Team Leader and Technology Advisor, Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • 2005-2007, Tribology Research Team Leader, Non-structural Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory.

Honors and Awards

  • Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton Award, 2012
  • Fellow of AVS Science and Technology Society, 2010
  • Charles J. Cleary Scientific Achievement Award, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2007
  • Charles J. Cleary Scientific Achievement Award, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2005
  • U.S. Air Force Outstanding Civilian, 2005
  • U.S. Air Force Outstanding Scientist of the Year, 2004
  • Service Appreciation Award from Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 1997
  • Research fellowship of U.S. National Research Council, 1994-1995
  • Research fellowship of UK Royal Society, 1993

Courses Taught

  • MAT 501 – Principals of Materials I
  • MAT 501 – Principals of Materials II
  • MAT 595 – Protective Coating


  • Materials Science Ph.D., 1991
  • Metallurgy Engineer, 1986

Professional Activities

  • AVS Science and Technology Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Research Interests

  • Surface engineering, thin films, coatings and related processes
  • Nanostructured, nanocomposite and two-dimensional functional materials
  • Plasma assisted physical vapor deposition
  • Electrical, thermal and mechanical interfaces
  • Tribology, wear, erosion and corrosion protection