Office: Heavy Engineering Bldg. Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Alexander Orlov is a Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA. He is also a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, an affiliate faculty of the Chemistry Department and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University. Until 2021, he was also a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge (UK) funded by the European Research Council (EU) and National Science Foundation (US). Among his administrative responsibilities Dr. Orlov is currently serving as a co-Director of two Centers: Center for Laser Assisted Advanced Manufacturing and Center for Development and Validation of Scalable Methods for Sustainable Plastic Synthesis and Processing.
Research: Dr. Orlov's principal research and teaching activities are in the development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection. More specifically, his research areas include:
Awards and fellowships: Dr. Orlov was awarded the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the UK National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts CRUCIBLE award. He was also selected to the Fellowship of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering (US), the EU-US (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering and was made Kavli Fellow in 2014 by the Kavli Foundation and the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2016 Dr. Orlov was named Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer and was recognized by the State University of New York with Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. In addition to research awards, Dr. Orlov has received several teaching awards, including 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) SEF Education Award, 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education and 2015 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education selection. His commercialization efforts have been recognized by the R&D 100 Award, often referred to as the "Oscar of Innovation", and the 2021 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Industrial Practice Award. Prior to 2008 he was recipient of over 20 awards and fellowships from the University of Cambridge, University of Michigan, American Chemical Society and National Research Council among others.