Congrats to Dr. Aleksey Ruditskiy!

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:57pm
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We all congratulate Dr. Aleksey Ruditskiy from Dr. Younan Xia’s group on successfully defending his Ph.D. a few days ago. Dr. Ruditskiy joined the graduate program in 2012 from City College of New York and has been a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Dr. Ruditskiy’s research at Tech included groundbreaking work on the growth and shaping of metal nanocrystals and a collaboration with BASF in 2013-2014, culminating in a thesis titled “Nucleation, Growth, and Etching of Noble-Metal Nanocrystals.” His Georgia Tech publications are shown below.  

In addition to research, Dr. Ruditskiy also does outreach work with Trees Atlanta, an organization that creates and maintains green spaces throughout the city.  He is currently considering many options post degree, but will first take some time to travel. We look forward to following him on the next stage in his exciting career! 


A. Ruditskiy, M. Vara, H. Huang, and Y. Xia. Oxidative Etching of Pd Decahedral Nanocrystals with a Penta-twinned Structure and Its Impact on Their Growth Behavior. 2017, in preparation.

H. Huang, A. Ruditskiy, S.-I. Choi, L. Zhang, J. Liu, Z. Ye, and Y. Xia. Rational Design and Successful Execution of a Protocol for the One-Pot Synthesis of Pd Penta-Twinned Nanowires. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, submitted.

Y. Xia, K. D. Gilroy, H.-C. Peng, X. Yang, D. Huo, and A. Ruditskiy. Symmetry Breaking during Seed-mediated Growth of Nanocrystals. Chemical Communications 201753, 4530–4541 (Invited Review).

A. Ruditskiy and Y. Xia. The Science and Art of Carving Metal Nanocrystals. ACS Nano 201711, 23–27 (Perspective).

A. Ruditskiy, M. Zhao, K. D. Gilroy, M. Vara, and Y. Xia. Toward a Quantitative Understanding of the Sulfate-Mediated Synthesis of Pd Decahedral Nanocrystals with High Conversion and Morphology Yields. Chemistry of Materials 201628, 8800–8806.

Wang, A. Ruditskiy, and Y. Xia. Rational Design and Synthesis of Noble-Metal Nanoframes for Catalytic and Photonic Applications. National Science Review 20163, 520– 533 (Invited Review).

K. D. Gilroy, A. Ruditskiy, H.-C. Peng, and Y. Xia. Bimetallic Nanocrystals: Syntheses, Applications and Properties. Chemical Reviews 2016116, 10414–10472 (Invited Review).

A. Ruditskiy, H.-C. Peng, and Y. Xia. Shape-Controlled Metal Nanocrystals for Heterogeneous Catalysis. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 20167, 327–348 (Invited Review).

A. Ruditskiy and Y. Xia. Toward the Synthesis of Sub-15 nm Ag Nanocubes with Sharp Corners and Edges: The Roles of Heterogeneous Nucleation and Surface Capping. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016138, 3161–3167.

M. Luo, A. Ruditskiy, H.-C. Peng, J. Tao, L. Figueroa-Cosme, Z. He, and Y. Xia. Penta‐Twinned Copper Nanorods: Facile Synthesis via Seed‐Mediated Growth and Their Tunable Plasmonic Properties. Advanced Functional Materials 201626, 1209–1216.

X. Wang, M. Vara, M. Luo, H. Huang, A. Ruditskiy, J. Park, S. Bao, J. Liu, J. Howe, M. Chi, Z. Xie, and Y. Xia. Pd@Pt Core–Shell Concave Decahedra: A Class of Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction with Enhanced Activity and Durability. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015137, 15036–15042.

H. Huang, L. Zhang, T. Lv, A. Ruditskiy, J. Liu, Z. Ye, and Y. Xia. Five‐Fold Twinned Pd Nanorods and Their Use as Templates for the Synthesis of Bimetallic or Hollow Nanostructures. ChemNanoMat 20151, 246–252.

G. Niu, A. Ruditskiy, M. Vara, and Y. Xia. Toward Continuous and Scalable Production of Colloidal Nanocrystals by Switching from Batch to Droplet Reactors. Chemical Society Reviews 201544, 5806–5820 (Tutorial Review).

S.-I. Choi, M. Shao, N. Lu, A. Ruditskiy, H.-C. Peng, J. Park, S. Guerrero, J. Wang, M. J. Kim, and Y. Xia. Synthesis and Characterization of Pd@Pt–Ni Core–Shell Octahedra with High Activity toward Oxygen Reduction. ACS Nano 20148, 10363–10371.

A. Ruditskiy, S.-I. Choi, H.-C. Peng, and Y. Xia. Shape-controlled Metal Nanocrystals for Catalytic Applications. MRS Bulletin 201439, 727–737 (Invited Review).

H. Huang, Y. Wang, A. Ruditskiy, H.-C. Peng, X. Zhao, L. Zhang, J. Liu, Z. Ye, and Y. Xia. Polyol Syntheses of Palladium Decahedra and Icosahedra as Pure Samples by Maneuvering the Reaction Kinetics with Additives. ACS Nano 20148, 7041–7050.

X. Xia, Y. Wang, A. Ruditskiy, and Y. Xia. 25th Anniversary Article: Galvanic Replacement: A Simple and Versatile Route to Hollow Nanostructures with Tunable and Well‐Controlled Properties. Advanced Materials 201325, 6313–6333 (Invited Review).

Y. Zheng, J. Zeng, A. Ruditskiy, M. Liu, and Y. Xia. Oxidative Etching and Its Role in Manipulating the Nucleation and Growth of Noble-Metal Nanocrystals. Chemistry of Materials 201326, 22–33 (Invited Review).

As a Visiting Researcher at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH):

M. Saleemi, A. Ruditskiy, M. S. Toprak, M. Stingaciu, M. Johnsson, I. Kretzschmar, A. Jacquot, M. Jägle, and M. Muhammed. Evaluation of the Structure and Transport Properties of Nanostructured Antimony Telluride (Sb2Te3). Journal of Electronic Materials 201443, 1927–1932.

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