Kateryna Artyushkova is a President of Physical Electronics. Her research focuses on developing applications and methodologies for surface analysis focusing on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. She received an M.A. Degree with Honors in chemistry from the National Technical University of Ukraine, Kyiv, in 1995. She obtained her Ph.D. in chemistry from Kent State University in December 2001 under the supervision of Julia E. Fulghum. She was a Research Associate Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the 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 a Past Chair of the Applied Surface Science Division of AVS, Past Chair of the New Mexico AVS chapter, Past Chair of the Minnesota Chapter AVS and a co-chair of the Chapters, Divisions and Groups Committee of AVS. She is a North American Editor of the Surface and Interface Analysis Journal.