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Dr. Yury Gogotsi

Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor

Office: CAT 383
Phone: 215.895.6446

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  • D.Sc.    Materials Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, 1995
  • Ph.D.     Physical Chemistry, Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, 1986
  • M.S.        Metallurgy, Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, 1984 (with Honors, 5.0 perfect GPA)

Professional History

  • Drexel University
    08/2000 – present    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
    02/2003 – present    Director, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (http://nano.drexel.edu)
    11/2001 – present    Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (courtesy appointment)
    12/2002 – 08/2007    Associate Dean of the College of Engineering for Special Projects
    09/2002 – 09/2006    Assistant Professor of Chemistry (courtesy appointment)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    9/2001-8/2003    Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    1999-2000    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with tenure
    1999-2000    Assistant Director, UIC Research Resources Center
    1996 –1999    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Tübingen, Germany
    1995 - 1996        Research Scientist
  • Center for Materials Research, University of Oslo, Norway
    1993 - 1995    NATO/Norwegian Research Council Fellowship
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    1992 - 1993    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
  • University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    1990 - 1992    A. von Humboldt Fellowship
  • Institute for Materials Science, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    1986 - 1990     Research Associate

Honors and Awards

  • 2011    NANOSMAT Prize at the 6th NANOSMAT Conference
  • 2011    ASM International Philadelphia Chapter Albert Sauveur Lecture Award
  • 2011    Fellow, Materials Research Society
  • 2010    Chang Jiang Scholar Award, Ministry of Education of P.R. China
  • 2009    Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2008    Fellow, The Electrochemical Society
  • 2006    Nano 50 Awards from NASA Tech Briefs Magazine, in Innovator and Technology categories
  • 2006    Best Paper Award, American Society for Composites
  • 2005    Fellow, American Ceramic Society
  • 2005    Fellow, The World Innovation Foundation
  • 2005    Drexel University College of Engineering Outstanding Research Award
  • 2004    Academician, World Academy of Ceramics
  • 2003    R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine
  • 2003    Roland B. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (also in 2005 and 2007)
  • 2002    S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)
  • 2002    G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering
  • 2002    Full Member, International Institute for the Science of Sintering
  • 2002    Research Achievement Award from Drexel University
  • 2002-2004    106 Club of Drexel University (more than $1M external funding per year)
  • 2001        Winner of the Collegiate Inventors Competition (student advisor)
  • 1999    UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award
  • 1998    NSF CAREER Award
  • 1993    I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences

Featured Publications

  • Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, True Performance Metrics in Electrochemical Energy Storage, Science, 334, 917-918 (2011) (Perspective)
  • R. Singhal, Z. Orynbayeva, R.V.K. Sundaram, J.J. Niu, S. Bhattacharyya, E.A. Vitol, M.G. Schrlau, E.S. Papazoglou, G. Friedman, Y. Gogotsi, Multifunctional carbon-nanotube cellular endoscopes, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 57-64 (2011)
  • V. Presser, M. Heon, Y. Gogotsi, Carbide-Derived Carbons - From Porous Networks to Nanotubes and Graphene, Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (5) 810-833 (2011) (Feature and Cover article)
  • Y. Gogotsi, High-Temperature Rubber Made from Carbon Nanotubes, Science, 330, 1332-1333 (2010) (Perspective)
  • D. Pech, M. Brunet, H. Durou, P. Huang, V. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Ultrahigh power electrochemical micro-capacitors based on onion-like carbon, Nature Nanotechnology 5, 651–654 (2010)
  • V. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, Wet Chemistry Route to Hydrophobic Blue Fluorescent Nanodiamond, J. American Chemical Society 131, 4594–4595 (2009) P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors, Nature Materials, 7, 845-854 (2008) (Review)
  • J. Chmiola, C. Largeot, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Desolvation of ions in subnanometer pores, its effect on capacitance and double-layer theory, Angewandte Chemie Int. Edition, 47 (18), 3392-3395 (2008)
  • S. Osswald, G. Yushin, V. Mochalin, S. Kucheyev, Y. Gogotsi, Control of sp2/sp3 carbon ratio and surface chemistry of nanodiamond powders by selective oxidation in air, J. American Chemical Society, 128, 11635-11642 (2006)
  • J. Chmiola, G. Yushin, Y. Gogotsi, C. Portet, P. Simon, and P. L. Taberna, Anomalous Increase in Carbon Capacitance at Pore Sizes Less Than 1 Nanometer, Science, 313, 1760-1763 (2006)

Featured Books Edited

  • Y. Gogotsi (Ed.), Nanomaterials Handbook (CRC Press, Boca Raton) 2006, 800 pp.
  • Y. Gogotsi, V. Domnich (Eds.), High Pressure Surface Science and Engineering (Institute of Physics Publ., Bristol, UK, 2003) 648 pp.


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Last updated Friday, June 6, 2008