Principle Investigator

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 Professor Nicholas A. Kotov

 Nicholas A. Kotov is a pioneer of complex particle systems and materials combining order and disorder. This journey started from nacre-like composites from ‘imperfect’ particles of clay and graphite oxide.  In 2024, chiral nanostructures with giant chiroptical activity, cartilage-like membranes with high ion-transport; and graph theoretical materials design represent the focal points in his research.  Nicholas is a recipient of more than 60 awards and recognitions. Together with his students, Nicholas founded several startups that commercialized self-assembled nanostructures for energy, healthcare and automotive industries. He is a committed advocate of scientists with disabilities – visible and invisible. 

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