Dr. Vladimir V. Tsukruk

Dr. Vladimir V. Tsukruk is a Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and serves as a member of GT Bioengineering Program, Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience, and the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics. Tsukruk is a founding co-Director of Air Force BIONIC Center of Excellence and a founding Director of Microanalysis Center. He is conducting sustained research in the fields of polymeric nanomaterials, organic-inorganic surfaces & interfaces, directed assembly and self-assembly, natural and synthetic biopolymers, biological receptors, responsive and adaptive polymers, and soft hybrid nanomaterials. He has co-authored around 350 refereed articles as well as five books, has organized ten professional conferences, and trained 60 students and post-docs. He has received his MS degree in physics from the National University of Ukraine, his PhD and DSc in chemistry and polymer science from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and carried out his post-doc research at the U. Marburg and U. Akron. His resent achievements have been recognized by the Humboldt Research Award (2009) and the NSF Special Creativity Award (2006), among others and by the election as an APS Fellow in 2010 and an MRS Fellow in 2011. His recent book Scanning Probe Microscopy of Soft Matter: Fundamentals and Practices, Wiley, 2012 is a comprehensive textbook on SPM applications to synthetic and biological materials. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of the professional journals: Polymer, Langmuir, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and Adv. Mater. Sci. & Eng. He can be reached at vladimir@mse.gatech.edu and http://polysurf.mse.gatech.edu/.