In 2001, Vladen Shvedov graduated with a PhD in the field of laser physics from the Taurida National University (TNU), Ukraine. He also was awarded a Doctor of Science (Habilitation) degree from the Higher Attestation Commission in 2011, Ukraine. From 2005 to 2008, he held the position of associate professor at TNU. In 2008, Vladlen moved to Canberra, Australia to work as the Research Fellow in the NLPC, ANU. Over the years, he has performed various roles performing extensive research activities at the ANU. During his carrier, Vladlen has mostly worked on light-matter interaction and material processing with lasers. The result of his work is more than 150 scientific publications; some of them were selected as the most exciting worldwide scientific achievements in photonics (December issues of Optics and Photonics News in 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2017), while others (PRL 2011, Nature Photonics 2014, Nature Communications 2020) had a wide impact in the worldwide mass media.
In 2021, Vladlen won a prestigious international competition "The 2021 Future of Energy Challenge: Net-Zero Emissions". In this competition, his team of two proposed to utilise laser radiation for effective green hydrogen generation from cheap and widely available inorganic materials and waste.