Kateryna Artyushkova is a Senior Staff Scientist at Physical Electronics. Her research focuses on developing applications and methodologies for surface analysis focusing on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. She has received an M.A. Degree with Honors in chemistry from the National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev in 1995. She obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry from Kent State University in December of 2001 under the supervision of Julia E. Fulghum. She was a Research Associate Professor at Chemical Engineering Department of University of New Mexico for 15 years. She has more than 20 years of experience with all aspects of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, including instrumentation, experimental design for optimizing time and information content, and data analysis. She has co-authored 150+ peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters. She is Past chair of Applied Surface Science Division of AVS, Past Chair of NMAVS chapter and executive member of Minnesota Chapter AVS. She is a North American Editor of Surface and Interface Analysis Journal.