Published on Wednesday June 10, 2009
Professor Yury Gogotsi, Trustee Chair Professor, is one of two recipients of the 2009 Drexel University Scholarship, Creativity, and Research Award. This is the most prestigious scholarship and research award bestowed by Drexel on a faculty member.
Gogotsi is the second MSE and CoE faculty member to receive the award, A. W. Grosvenor Professor Michel Barsoum being one of the 2007 inaugural recipients.
This award is given to honor work that has significantly impacted the faculty member's field in a way that has augmented thinking, understanding, or trends among other practitioners and scholars. Gogotsi is being honored for contributions to the fundamental studies of the processing-structure-property relations in Carbide-Derived Carbons and development of new nanostructured carbon materials with tunable structure and properties, which have advanced the area of electrochemical capacitors and sorbents.
Since joining Drexel University in 2000, Gogotsi has served as founder and director of the A. J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, W.M. Keck Institute for Attofluidic Nanotube-based Probes, and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, establishing a world-class Centralized Research Facility and an Industry Consortium, raising more than $10M in funding for research and education. He received his M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees from Kiev Polytechnic and a D.Sc. degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, in 1995. Gogotsi was appointed Trustee Chair Professor in September 2008.
Gogotsi has co-authored two books, edited 12 books, obtained more than 20 patents, many of which have been licensed to industry. He has authored over 250 research papers, many of which have been published in premier journals including Nature, Science, Nature Materials and others. He has received numerous awards for his research including an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine and two NANO 50 Awards from NASA Nanotech Briefs, I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering, and the R. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (3 times). Gogotsi has been elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, and Full Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering.
The award was presented Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:30 PM at the Faculty Recognition Dinner.