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SpeakerOlga Ovchinnikova

Dr. Olga Ovchinnikova graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) with a B.S and M.S. degrees in physics. While at UTK where she was actively engaged in research in atomic physics and STEM outreach through the Society of Physics of Students (SPS). She received her PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Chemical Physics where her research focused on developing spatially resolved mass spectrometry based chemical imaging approaches supported by a Chemical Physics Fellowship. She was a postdoctoral research associate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where she worked on incorporating mass spectrometry chemical imaging with other imaging modalities. Currently she is an R&D scientist and the Chemical Imaging Team Lead at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL. Her team focuses on investigating relationships between physical structure and chemical functionality at the nanoscale through a unique merger of advanced scanning probe and ion microscopy with mass spectrometry techniques rooted in innovative data processing and control algorithms, to understand the interplay between chemical and physical functionality at the fundamental length scales. Her work has generated multiple patents, and commercial licenses to industry and has been recognized by the Fowler-Marion Dissertation Award, UT-Battelle Early Career Award, AVS Rising Stars Award, UTK Research Foundation Patent Award, and the Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry Beynon Prize. abstract