Vladimir Reukov

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Assistant Professor


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
MS Materials Science Moscow State University 2003
Ph.D. Chemistry Moscow State University 2006
Postdoctoral Fellow Biomaterials/Bioengineering Clemson University 2007-2010


Dr. Vladimir Reukov is an Assistant Professor at Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors Department of University of Georgia. His lab develops new biomaterials for various medical applications. Dr. Reukov received a BS/MS in Materials Science and a PhD in Chemistry from Moscow State University in Russia. Prior coming to Georgia, Dr. Reukov was a Research Associate Professor at Clemson University.  Among his awards are the Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry, the Dr. Fred D. Bisplinghoff Research Innovation award and the 2014 Innovision award. Dr. Reukov is an active member of professional organizations such as the Society for Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering Society, Materials Research Society, and the Institute of Biological Engineers. His research is funded by federal agencies, private foundations and the university.



Tissue Engineering

Fiber Science

Textile Testing

Special topics

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
University of Georgia Assistant Professor 2019 - Present
Clemson University Research Associate Professor of Bioengineering 2010 - 2019


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry Clemson University 2017
Dr. Fred D. Bisplinghoff Research Innovation award FPRF 2016
2014 Innovision award Advisory Board 2014


  1. Created undergraduate “hands-on” laboratory research program with over 300 students participated during 10 years.
  2. Developed 5 graduate and 10 undergraduate courses on cell biology, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, tissue culture, research methods, entrepreneurship, textile science, medical textiles.
  3. Co-organizer/Co-chair of Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in 2019/2020.
  4. Referee/panelist for peer-reviewed journals and funding agencies.

Job Description

Lab website: http://reukovlab.uga.edu

Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Zholobak, N.;  Shcherbakov, A.;  Ivanova, O.;  Reukov, V.;  Baranchikov, A.; Ivanov, V., Nanoceria-curcumin conjugate: Synthesis and selective cytotoxicity against cancer cells under oxidative stress conditions. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 2020, 111921.
  2. Popova, N.;  Popov, A.;  Ermakov, A.;  Reukov, V.; Ivanov, V., Ceria-Containing Hybrid Multilayered Microcapsules for Enhanced Cellular Internalisation with High Radioprotection Efficiency. Molecules 2020, 25 (13), 2957.
  3. Mehta, A.;  Scammon, B.;  Shrake, K.;  Bredikhin, M.;  Gil, D.;  Shekunova, T.;  Baranchikov, A.;  Ivanov, V.; Reukov, V., Nanoceria: Metabolic interactions and delivery through PLGA-encapsulation. Materials Science and Engineering: C 2020, 111003.
  4. Klep, O.;  Jones, H. W.;  Reukov, V.; Foulger, S. H., Control of Vancomycin Activity through the Encapsulation and Controlled Release from a Propargyl Acrylate–Poloxamer Nanocomposite System. Langmuir 2020.
  5. Bredikhin, M.;  Gil, D.;  Rex, J.;  Cobb, W.;  Reukov, V.; Vertegel, A., Anti-inflammatory coating of hernia repair meshes: a 5-rabbit study. Hernia 2020, 1-9.
  6. Mehta, A.;  Scammon, B.;  Ashley, D.;  Stewart, B.;  Jardim, K.;  Shrake, K.;  Bredikhin, M.;  Ivanov, V.; Reukov, V. In PLGA-Encapsulated Nanoceria and SOD as a Deliverable, Antioxidative Therapy, Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials and the Annual International Biomaterials Symposium, 2019; pp 522-522.
  7. Gil, D.;  Rex, J.;  Reukov, V.; Vertegel, A., In vitro study on the deterioration of polypropylene hernia repair meshes. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 2018, 106 (6), 2225-2234.
  8. Gil, D.;  Rex, J.;  Cobb, W.;  Reukov, V.; Vertegel, A., Anti‐inflammatory coatings of hernia repair meshes: A pilot study. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 2018, 106 (2), 589-597.
  9. Gil, D.;  Frank‐Kamenetskii, A.;  Barry, J.;  Reukov, V.;  Xiang, Y.;  Das, A.;  Varma, A. K.;  Kindy, M. S.;  Banik, N. L.; Vertegel, A., Albumin‐Assisted Method Allows Assessment of Release of Hydrophobic Drugs From Nanocarriers. Biotechnology Journal 2018, 13 (1), 1700337.
  10. K. R. Hinson, V. Reukov, E. P. Benson, P. A. Zungoli, W. C. Bridges, Jr., B.R. Ellis, J. Song, Climbing Ability of Teneral and Sclerotized Adult Bed Bugs and Assessment of Adhesive Properties of the Exoskeletal Fluid using Atomic Force Microscopy, PLOS ONE, 2017, 12(12): e0189215. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189215
  11. Gil D, Rex J, Reukov V, Vertegel A. 2017. In vitro study on the deterioration of polypropylene hernia repair meshes. J Biomed Mater Res Part B 2017: Oct 25. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.34029. (cover article)
  12. Gil, D., Frank-Kamenetskii, A., Barry, J., Reukov, V., Xiang, Y., Das, A., Varma, A. K., Kindy, M. S., Banik, N. L. and Vertegel, A. (2017), Albumin-Assisted Method Allows Assessment of Release of Hydrophobic Drugs From Nanocarriers. Biotechnol. J., 1700337. doi:10.1002/biot.201700337
  13. Gil D, Shuvaev S, Frank-Kamenetskii A, Reukov V, Gross C, Vertegel A. 2017. Novel antibacterial coating on orthopedic wires to eliminate pin tract infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 61:e00442-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00442-17.
  14. Gil, D., J. Rodriguez, B. Ward, A. Vertegel, V. Ivanov, and V. Reukov (2017). "Antioxidant Activity of SOD and Catalase Conjugated with Nanocrystalline Ceria." Bioengineering 4(1). 18; doi:10.3390/bioengineering4010018
  15. D. Gil, J. Rex, W. Cobb, V. Reukov, A. Vertegel, Anti-inflammatory coatings of hernia repair meshes: a pilot study, J. Biomedical Mat. Res. B, 2017, 1552-4981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.33834
  16. Jeannette Rodriguez, Dmitry Gil, Vladimir Ivanov, and Vladimir Reukov, Towards the prevention of oxidative damage via novel antioxidant conjugates, Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, p231, April 2017, Vol 60, No.2 Supplemental Issue
  17. Brendan Ward, Dmitry Gil, Vladimir Ivanov, Vladimir Reukov, Nanoceria and catalase conjugates as a free-radical scavenging system, Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences pp.231-233, April 2017, Vol 60, No.2 Supplemental Issue
  18. Jack McGreevey, Benjamin Shumpert, Bryce Kunkle, Edward Bear, Vladimir Reukov, Developing an apparatus to treat plantar fasciitis, Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences, pp272-274, April 2017, Vol 60, No.2 Supplemental Issue
  19. E. Bear, B. Shumpert, A. Shaporev and V. Reukov, "SmartBottle: An mHealth Approach to Track Liquid Consumption," 2016 Proceedings of 32nd Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC), Shreveport, LA, USA, 2016, pp. 173-174. doi: 10.1109/SBEC.2016.80
  20. Omar Abdeladl, Michelle Schleicher, Margarita Portilla, Aleksey Shaporev, Vladimir Reukov (2016) Development of a Portable Near Infrared Camera for Early Detection of Diabetic Ulcers, pp. 55-56, Proceedings of 32nd Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Shreveport, LA, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/SBEC.2016.73
  21. Jacob Tilles, Alexey Shaporev, Vladimir Reukov (2016). mHealth Musculoskeletal Applications: Bluetooth Low-Energy Devices and Android, pp. 111-112, Proceedings of 32nd Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Shreveport, LA, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/SBEC.2016.61
  22. Yun Xiang, Raisa Kiseleva, Vladimir Reukov, Jennifer Mulligan, Carl Atkinson, Rodney Schlosser, and Alexey Vertegel, Relationship between Targeting Efficacy of Liposomes and the Dosage of Targeting Antibody Using Surface Plasmon Resonance, Langmuir (2015) 31 (44), 12177-12186, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01386
  23. Shaporev A, Gregoski MJ, Reukov V, Kelechi T, Kwartowitz DM, Treiber F, Vertegel A. Bluetooth(TM) enabled acceleration tracking (BEAT) mHealth system: Validation and proof of concept for real-time monitoring of physical activity. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks. (2013) July;2(3)
  24. G.L. Thompson, V.V. Reukov, M.P. Nikiforov, S. Jesse, S.V. Kalinin and A.A. Vertegel, Electromechanical and Elastic Probing of Bacteria in Cell Culture Medium  (2012) Nanotechnology 23(24): 245705-245705;
  25. Reukov V., Maximov V. and Vertegel A., A Protein-Nanoparticle Conjugates as a Potential Therapeutic Agents For Treatment of Secondary Spinal Cord Injury, (2011) Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 108, No. 2, pp.243-252-;
  26. Vertegel AA, Reukov V, Maximov V. Enzyme-nanoparticle conjugates for biomedical applications in Methods Mol Biol. (2011) Vol. 679, 165-182 (book chapter) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-895-9_14
  27. Waddell, Ryan, Vladimir Reukov, Chen-Chih Tsai, Konstantin Kornev, and Alexey Vertegel. "Development of a Rapid Fiber-Based Immunoassay.",(2011) Proceedings of International Meeting on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science by The Fiber Society, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists(AATCC) and the National Textile Center; October 11-13 2011 Charleston, SC, pp115-116.
  28. V. Maximov, V. Reukov, C. Cochrane, J. Barry and A. Vertegel, Protein-nanoparticle conjugates as potential therapeutic agents for treatment of Hyperlipidemia (2010) Nanotechnology Vol.21 №26, 5103 ;
  29. M.P. Nikiforov, G.L. Thompson, V.V. Reukov, S. Jesse, S. Guo, B.J. Rodriguez, K. Seal, A.A. Vertegel, and S.V. Kalinin Double-Layer Mediated Electromechanical Response of Amyloid Fibrils in Liquid Environment (2010) ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (2), pp 689–698; dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn901127k
  30. R.M. Mulligan, C. Atkinson, A.A. Vertegel, V.V. Reukov, R.J. Schlosser Cigarette smoke extract stimulates interleukin-8 production in human airway epithelium and is attenuated by superoxide dismutase in vitro (2009) American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, Volume 23, Number 6, November/December 2009 , pp. e1-e4(1)
  31. M.P. Nikiforov, V.V. Reukov, G.L. Thompson, A.A. Vertegel, S.Guo, S.V. Kalinin, S. Jesse Functional recognition imaging using artificial neural networks: applications to rapid cellular identification via broadband electromechanical response (2009) Nanotechnology, Vol.20(40) 405708 (8pp); doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/20/40/405708
  32. V.Maximov, V.Reukov, A.A. Vertegel, (2009) Targeted delivery of therapeutic enzymes, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, V.19, №5, pp.311-320.
  33. Reukov V., Vertegel A, Burtovyy O., Kornev K., Luzinov I. and Miller P., Fabrication of nanocoated fibers for self-diagnosis of bacterial Vaginosis, (2008) Materials Science and Engineering C; Vol.29(3),pp. 669-673  doi:10.1016/j.msec.2008.11.016
  34. Reukov V.V, Zotov A.V., An experimental study of neodymium carbonate Nd2(CO3)3∙nH2O solubility at 90°C and 100 bar, (2006) “Herald of the Department of Earth Sciences RAS” № 1(24)′2006 http://www.scgis.ru/russian/cp1251/h_dgggms/1-2006/informbul-1_2006/hydroterm-13e.pdf
  35. Reukov V.V, Zotov A.V., The determination of dissociation constant of HCl at the temperature 350°C and the pressure 200 bars with ceramic electrode, (2006) Geology of Ore Deposits, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 144–150. doi:10.1134/S1075701506020048
  36. Migdisov, A.A., Reukov, V.V., and Williams-Jones, A.E.  A spectrophotometric study of Neodymium complexation in sulphate-bearing solutions, (2006)  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, V.70, Issue 4, pp. 983–992;  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.06.032

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