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Vladimir V. Tsukruk is a Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, a founding Director of Microanalysis Center, and founding co-director of DoD BIONIC Center of Excellence. He received MS degree in physics from the National University of Ukraine, PhD in polymer science and DSc in chemistry from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He carried out his post-doc research at the U. Marburg, Darmstadt TU, and U. Akron.
He serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ten professional journals and as an Associate Editor at ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. He has co-authored more than 400 refereed articles in archival journals and five books, which have been cited more than 15,500 times with H-index of 60 (WoS). He has organized ten professional symposia and trained about 70 students currently employed in industry, academia, and national labs. His research in the field of surfaces, interfaces, directed assembly of synthetic/natural polymers and nanostructures, and bioinspired hybrid nanomaterials has been recognized by The Georgia Tech Outstanding Research Author Award (2015), the Humboldt Lectureship (2011), Humboldt Research Award (2010) and the National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award (2006) among others.
He was elected as a Fellow of American Physical Society (2010), Materials Research Society (2011), and American Chemical Society (2014). He co-authored a comprehensive textbook (Scanning Probe Microscopy of Soft Matter: Fundamentals and Practices, Wiley-VCH, 2012).
Post-doctoral, Polymer Science Department, The University of Akron, OH, 1992-1993
Post-doctoral, Freiburg University, Germany, 1992
Post-doctoral Humboldt Fellow, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, 1990-1992
Ph.D.2 (D.Sc.), Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev 1988
Ph.D., Polymer Science (Yu. Lipatov), National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev 1983
M.S., Molecular Physics, National University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine 1978
Associate Editor, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015-present
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Macromolecules 2016-present
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Macro Letters 2016-present
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Biomat. Sci. & Eng. 2014-present
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010-present
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Langmuir 2010-present
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Polymer 2005-present
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