Dr. Yury Gogotsi is Distinguished University Professor and Trustee Chair in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He also holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University, and serves as Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute. He served as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering from 2003 to 2007.
Yury Gogotsi΄s research group works on all kinds of nanostructured carbons and other nanomaterials. His research group works on carbon nanotubes,nanoporous carbide-derived carbons,and nanofluidics. He has also contributed to theareas of structural ceramics,corrosion of ceramic materials, and pressure-induced phase transformations,creating a new research field called high pressure surface science and engineering. His research is focused on the fundamental and applied aspects of synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanodiamond and nanoporous carbons), ceramic nanoparticles (whiskers, nanowires, etc) and composites. Currently Gogotsi΄s team in Drexel Nanotechnology Institute develops and studies new nanomaterials and works closely with industry with the goal to significantly decrease the time from discovery to commercial application of new materials.
He has co-authored 2 books, edited 13 books, and obtained more than 40 patents and authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, including more than 10 papers in Science and Nature family journals.
His research has been recognized with a European Carbon Association Award, Chang Jiang Scholar Award, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering, Roland Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (4 times), NANOSMAT Prize, I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine (twice) and two Nano 50TM Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Materials Research Society, The Electrochemical Society, as well as Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics and Full Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering.
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