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Alexander Orlov

Associate Professor

Office: Heavy Engineering Bldg. Stony Brook, NY
Phone: 631-632-9978
Email: Alexander.Orlov@stonybrook.edu
 
 
 
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Dr. Alexander Orlov is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at the 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 Chemistry Department and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge (UK) funded by the European Research Council (EU) and National Science Foundation (US).

Research: Dr. Orlov's principal research and teaching activities are in the development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications, and environmental protection. In the last 8 years his research was supported by 10 National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, the State of New York, the US Department of Education, the US Department of Transportation (via Regional Center), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Industry (totaling over $4.0 million as PI or co-PI).
  • Materials Science and Chemical Engineering: design of nanomaterials, nanocomposites and nanostructured surfaces for sustainable energy generation, structural and environmental applications.
  • Physical and Environmental Chemistry: heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, in-situ studies of catalysts and surface science.
  • Environmental Science, Engineering and Sustainability: physicochemical methods for water and air treatment, sustainable and green engineering, pollution prevention.
  • Environmental Policy and Environmental Health: hazardous materials, nanotoxicity and policy options for environmental/consumer protection.

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 has been 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 the 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. 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.

 

 

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HONORS

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering Forum Education Award, 2018
  • American Chemical Society Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education, 2017
  • Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from State University of New York, 2016
  • EU (the European Council of Academies) - US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering, 2016
  • Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship, 2015
  • US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Education, 2015
  • US National Academy of Science (NAS) Kavli Fellow, 2014
  • US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering, 2013
  • US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, US, 2013.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, 2012.
  • National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts CRUCIBLE Award, UK, 2005
 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Doctoral coursework/research/teaching, Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , US.
  • M.Phil., Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • M.S., Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US.
  • B.E. and M.S. with highest honors, Engineering, National Technical University, Ukraine.
  • Diploma for Graduates in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Certificate of postgraduate studies in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge.
 

CAREER

  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2014 - onwards
  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2014 - onwards
  • NSF-ERC Visiting Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, 2013 - onwards
  • Affiliate Faculty, Chemistry Department, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2009 - onwards
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Stony Brook, 2013 - onwards
  • Affiliate Faculty, NY State Advanced Energy Center, 2013 - onwards
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Technology and Society, Stony Brook, 2017 - onwards.
  • Guest Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2008 - onwards
  • Visiting Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering Department, Columbia University, 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2008 - 2013
  • Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2009 - 2011
  • Research Associate, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, 2005 - 2008
  • Research Fellow in Science and Engineering, King's College, University of Cambridge, 2005 - 2008

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