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Alexander M Orlov Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Contact Information

Engineering Bldg.

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-9978

Biography

Alexander Orlov's principle research and teaching activities are in the development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection. The majority of his research focuses on synthesis of novel catalytic nanomaterials and tuning their properties for environmental and energy related applications.

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Education

  • PhD, Physical and Environmental Chemistry, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • MS, Physical and Environmental Chemistry, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Diploma in Economics, London School of Economics

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Testing of Novel Materials for Photocataltic Water Splitting 2011-03-01T00:00:00 2012-12-31T00:00:00 Brookhaven Science Associates LLC Nonfederal 17148 Closed
EAGER: Exploring Unique Properties of Sub-nm Metal Nanoparticles for Photocatalysis 2011-10-01T00:00:00 2013-09-30T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 80588 Closed
SPIR: Testing of Nanoparticle Stability on the Coated Fabric 2010-06-15T00:00:00 2011-08-31T00:00:00 Pureti Nonfederal 10325 Closed
SPIR: Self-Cleaning Coatings for Environmental Applications 2008-10-01T00:00:00 2009-09-01T00:00:00 Pureti Nonfederal 11875.33 Closed
Grad Student Support for G. Ramakrishnan: Engineering Novel Nanoparticles and Nanostructure for Efficient CO2 Conversion into Hydrocarbons 2011-01-19T00:00:00 2011-12-31T00:00:00 Brookhaven Science Associates LLC Nonfederal 14151 Closed
EAGER: Developing Sustainable Solutions for Building Industry: Recycling Fresh and Aged Concrete to Remove Nitrogen Dioxide 2010-06-01T00:00:00 2012-02-29T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 30500 Closed
NIST Summer Undegraduate Research Fellowship Program (NIST-SURF) 2012-05-01T00:00:00 2012-09-30T00:00:00 National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal 16997 Closed
Developing Self-Cleaning and Air Purifying Transportation Infrastructure Components to Minimize Environmental Impact of Transportation 2012-09-01T00:00:00 2013-09-30T00:00:00 Region II University Transportation Research Center Nonfederal 12000 Closed
FY2013 NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program - EL 2013-05-01T00:00:00 2013-09-30T00:00:00 National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal 8600.42 Closed
I Corps: Novel Approach in Developing Sustainable Polymer Composites 2014-08-28T00:00:00 2015-06-30T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 50000 Closed
Nitrogen Dioxide Sequestration Using Demolished Concrete and Its Potential Application in Transportation Infrastructure Development 2014-01-01T00:00:00 2015-08-31T00:00:00 University Transportation Research Center Nonfederal 50251 Closed
SPIR Internship for Hinson & Taveras: Innovative Treatment Process for Removing Nitrates from Wastewater 2016-11-07T00:00:00 2017-05-22T00:00:00 Aqua Vectors Incorporated Nonfederal 5794.62 Approved
Developing a New Generation of Perovskite Oxides Based Composite Materials for CO2 Conversion into Fuels 2012-06-01T00:00:00 2016-05-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 368235 Closed
EAGER: Development of Novel Analytical Approaches for Measurements of CNTs Release from Polymer Nanocomposites 2013-09-01T00:00:00 2016-08-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 100000 Closed
CAREER: Developing Novel Biomimetic Heterostructured Ceramics for Water Splitting 2013-04-01T00:00:00 2018-05-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 530817 Approved
Grad Student Support for Ruoqian Lin: Uncovering Chemical Inhomogeneity of Energy Materials in Chemical Reaction using Environmental Electron Microscopy 2015-08-13T00:00:00 2018-08-26T00:00:00 Brookhaven Science Associates LLC Nonfederal 124387.04 Approved
Collaborative Research: Development of a Novel Strategy for Using Waste Concrete to Mitigate Industrial Nitrogen Dioxide Emissions and to Inhibit Corrosion 2015-09-01T00:00:00 2018-08-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 249629 Approved
Evaluating Stability and Environmental Safety of Nanocomposites 2016-06-01T00:00:00 2019-05-31T00:00:00 National Science Foundation Federal 298832 Approved

Publications

  1. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Crystal Engineering Communication Hydrothermal Growth of ZnO Nanowire Arrays: Fine Tuning by Precursor Supersaturation Published 2017 19 584
  2. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics Photoelectrochemical Water splitting with a SrTiO3 : Nb / SrTiO3 n+-n Homojunction Structure Published 2017 19 2760
  3. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Understanding interactions of CO2 with doped and undoped SrTiO3 and their implications for surface mediated CO2 conversion ChemSusChem Published 2016 9 14 1889
  4. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters Development of a new generation of stable, tunable, and catalytically active nanoparticles produced by helium nanodroplet deposition method Published 2016 7 2910
  5. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering Separation and Purification of Furfuryl Alcohol Monomer and Oligomers using a Two-phase Extracting Process Published 2016 4 8 4084
  6. Author Article - Peer Reviewed Author Energy and Fuels cross-Phase Biomass Pyrolysis Stoichiometry, Energy Balance, and Product Formation Kinetics Published 2016 30 8 6537

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor CHE 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor CHE 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 696 Special Topics in Materials Sc
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 695 Graduate Internship
Summer 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 800 FULL TIME SUMMER RSH
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor CHE 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 212 Enviro-Engineering
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 508 Impact of Materials
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor CHE 590 M.S. Term Paper
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor CHE 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor CHE 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 212 Enviro-Engineering
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 508 Impact of Materials
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 499 Research in Materials Science
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 696 Special Topics in Materials Sc
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 800 FULL TIME SUMMER RSH
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor CHE 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 212 Enviro-Engineering
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 499 Research in Materials Science
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 508 Impact of Materials
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ESG 302 Thermodynamics of Materials
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 696 Special Topics in Materials Sc
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 800 FULL TIME SUMMER RSH
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor CHE 599 Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 212 Enviro-Engineering
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 508 Impact of Materials
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 696 Special Topics in Materials Sc
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 800 FULL TIME SUMMER RSH
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 212 Enviro-Engineering
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 508 Impact of Materials
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 599 Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 698 Practicum in Teaching
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor ESM 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus

Honors

Type Description Year
Award American Chemical Society Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education 2017
Award Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from State University of New York 2016
Award EU (the European Council of Academies) - US (National Academy of Engineering) Frontiers of Engineering 2016
Award Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship 2015
Award US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education 2015
Fellowship US National Academy of Science (NAS) Kavli Fellow 2014
Public Commission United Nations Environmental Program, Lead Author Appointment for the Global Environmental Outlook Report 2014
Award US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering 2013
Award US National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2013
Fellowship Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry 2012
Public Commission Membership, The United Kingdom Parliamentary and Scientific Committee 2009
Public Commission Appointment by the UK Secretary of State to the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances and Nanotechnology 2009
Award UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts CRUCIBLE Award 2005
Residences Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer, Presenter: "Frontier Catalysis Research for Methane Conversion to Chemicals", American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), November 8-13, 2015, Salt Lake City, USA 2016-11-08
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer, Presenter: "Fundamental and applied catalysis for CO2 conversion into fuels and chemicals", American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), November 8-13, 2015, Salt Lake City, USA 2016-11-08
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer, Presenter: "Applied Catalysis for Environmental Applications", American Chemical Society (ACS), August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, USA 2016-08-21
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer, Presenter: "Understanding Nanomaterial Behavior – Breakthroughs and Challenges", American Chemical Society (ACS), August 21-25, 2016, Philadelphia, USA 2016-08-21
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer: Presenter "Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental and Energy Applications", American Chemical Society (ACS), August 16-20, 2015, Boston, USA 2015-08-16
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer, Presenter: "Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental and Energy Applications", American Chemical Society (ACS), August 10-15, 2014, San Francisco, USA 2014-08-10
Presentation/Paper at a Conference Chair/Symposium Organizer, Presenter: "Heterogeneous Catalysis for Environmental and Energy Applications", American Chemical Society (ACS), September 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, USA 2013-09-08
Lecture Chair/Symposium Organizer: “Nanotechnology for Heterogeneous Catalysis: Environmental and Energy Applications", American Chemical Society, (ACS) 2012
Lecture Presentation: 19th International Conference on the Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy, Caltech, 2012 2012
Lecture Presentation: American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, 2012 2012
Other American Chemical Society Committee Member for Certificate of Merit Awards 2011-08-27
Other Chairman and Organizer, American Chemical Society Symposium on Catalysis for Energy Applications 2011-08-27
Presentation/Paper at a conference Invited Speaker at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver 2011-08-27
Presentation/Paper at a conference Invited Speaker at the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) World Congress 2011-07-31
Presentation/Paper at a conference Invited Speaker and Organizing Committee Member at the TiO2 Photocatalysis Conference 2010-10-10
Presentation/Paper at a conference Four presentations at American Chemical Society National Meeting in Washington DC. 2010
Seminar Columbia University, Earth and Environmental Engineering Seminar. 2010

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. UK Government (Secretary of State Appointment), Review of Current Research on Hazardous Substances and Nanotechnology 2008 - 2014
Other Organizing Commitee, 15th International Conference on Photocatalysis, 2010 2010 - 2011
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov't Alternate Counselor and Member of the Executive Committee, Environmental Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. 2017
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov't Chair of Research in New Technology Committee (RANTC), American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2016
Referee Proposal and Research Projects reviewer for the Department of Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (UK) 2011
Referee Proposal Reviewer for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) Catalysis Program 2011
Referee Proposal Reviewer for the NSF Environmental Engineering Program 2011
Referee Proposal Reviewer for the NSF Sustainable Energy Program 2011
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Proposal reviewer for Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Proposal reviewer for NSF Environmental Catalysis Program 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Proposal Reviewer for the NSF Catalysis and Biocatalysis Program 2010
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. Proposal Reviewer for the Research Foundation in Cyprus 2010
Presentation other than Scholarly Activity Chair and Program Organizer: American Chemical Society Symposium on Catalysis for Environmental and Energy Applications. 2009
Other External Ph.D. examiner at the Univeristy of Cambridge, UK 2009
Other Member of Certificate of Merit Committee, American Chemical Society 2009
Review Boards - Agency, Institute, Gov. NSF Proposal Review Panel: Energy for Sustainability 2009
Referee Referee for 25 journals, approximately 10 journal papers 2008

University Service

Service Title Date
Departmental Committee ESG Undergraduate Committee 2010 - 2016
Departmental Committee New Faculty Search Committee, Electrical and Computer Engineering 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Provost Committee for SUNY Chancellor's Awards 2016
College/University Committee CEAS Awards Committee 2016
College/University Committee Graduate Council Fellowship and Awards Committee 2014
College/University Committee Senator, University Senate, SUNY 2014
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