Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 2057 ERF

Lab Location: 1054 ERF

Lab Website: Multiscale Mechanics and Nanotechnology Laboratory

D.Sc., Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1989

Ph.D., Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1980

M.S., Applied Physics, Polytechnical Institute, Leningrad (Sankt-Peterburg), Russia, 1977

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2016

UIC Distinguished Professor, 2014

Most Cited Article, 2006-2010, Polymer, Elsevier, 2008

Fellow of the Center of Excellence “Smart Interfaces” Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany, 2008

3rd Prize of the Society of Mechanics, Taiwan, 2006

Hershel Rich Prize – Technion Innovation Award, American Technion Society, 2005

Prize for Technological Development for Defense against Terror, American Technion Society, 2003

Gutwirth Award, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1999

Guastala Fellowship of Rashi Foundation (France) and The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1992-1995

Awards of the Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences, in contests of research works, 1980-1990

University Award for “Outstanding Student Research”, Polytechnic Institute of Leningrad, 1974

Nanotechnology

Electrospinning of nano fibers

Nanotechnology

Co-electrospinning of core-shell nanofibers

Thermal treatment of core-shell nanofibers to manufacture turbostratic carbon nanotubes

Micro- and nanofluidics

Nanoparticle-based ink-jet printing in micro- and optoelectronics

Deposition of nanocoating on micron- and nano-sized particles in plasma reactors

Drop splashing

Acoustic levitation

Fluid mechanics and rheology

Heat transfer

Biodegradable and stimuli-responsive polymers