Dr. Alexander Orlov is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA. He is also a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, an affiliate faculty of the Chemistry Department and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge (UK) funded by the European Research Council (EU) and National Science Foundation (US).
Research: Dr. Orlov's main research and teaching activities are in the development of novel materials for energy generation and environmental protection. The highlights include discovery of new materials for photochemical and photo-electrochemical energy conversion, in-situ studies of working electrodes and catalysts, and new approaches to scale-up of materials synthesis.
Awards and Fellowships: Dr. Orlov was awarded the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the UK National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts CRUCIBLE award. He was also selected to the Fellowship of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering (US), the EU-US (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering and was made Kavli Fellow in 2014 by the Kavli Foundation and the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2016 Dr. Orlov was named Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer and was recognized by the State University of New York with Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. In addition to research awards, Dr. Orlov has received several teaching awards, including 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) SEF Education Award, 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education and 2015 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education selection. Prior to 2008 he was recipient of over 20 awards and fellowships from the University of Cambridge, University of Michigan, American Chemical Society and National Research Council among others.
Academic Background: Before coming to Stony Brook Dr. Orlov was a Research Fellow in Chemistry and Engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he was also affiliated with the King's College. Dr. Orlov has 5 degrees from various European and US institutions, including Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Physical and Environmental Chemistry from the University of Cambridge (UK) and Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan (US). Dr. Orlov has extensive experience as a reviewer for over 25 funding/governmental agencies in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. He serves on the editorial boards of Chemical Engineering Journal and Materials Letters. In addition, Dr. Orlov is Immediate Past Chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Research and New Technology Committee (RANTC), Second Vice-Chair of the AIChE Environmental Division, and Councilor of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Environmental Chemistry Division. He is also a member of the US-EU working group on Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials under auspices of the US White House and European Commission cooperative program on nanotechnology research. Dr. Orlov is Founder of three technology startups and serves as advisor and advisory board member of several technology companies.