Yury Gogotsi

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Yury Gogotsi
Yury Gogotsi, Professor at Drexel University, USA
Born (1961-12-16) December 16, 1961 (age 61)
NationalityUkrainian / USA
EmployerDrexel University College of Engineering

Yury Georgievich Gogotsi (born December 16, 1961, Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian scientist in the field of material chemistry, professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA since the year 2000 in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology. Distinguished University and Trustee Chair professor of materials science at Drexel University — director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (since 2014 – A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute).

Research contributions[edit]

Presently, Professor Y. Gogotsi leads a scientific research group that develops new nanostructured carbon materials (nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamonds,[1] carbide-derived carbon, onion-like carbon) and works on the hydrothermal synthesis of carbon nanostructures[2] and ceramics. He also contributed to development of effective water desalination and capacitive deionization techniques, electrical energy storage — batteries and supercapacitors, as well as applications of carbon nanomaterials for energy[3][4][5] and biomedicine.

His work (together with P. Simon) on the relations between the structure and capacitive performance of carbon nanomaterials led to a scientific progress in the field and ultimately resulted in the development of a new generation of supercapacitors that facilitate the storage and utilization of electrical energy. Prof. Yury Gogotsi produced several publications (Science, 2006; Science 2010; Science 2011, etc.), with the Simon/Gogotsi review in Nature Materials published in 2008 currently being the most cited article (Web of Science) in the electrochemical capacitors (supercapacitors) field.[citation needed]

Professor Yury Gogotsi was a part of the team that discovered a new family of two-dimensional (2D) carbides and nitridesMXenes[6] that show exceptional potential for energy storage and other applications. He developed a general approach to synthesis of porous and low-dimensional materials using selective extraction of elements/components, which can be used to generate carbide-derived porous carbons, carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2D carbides, etc.[7] He described new forms of carbon, such as conical[8] and polygonal crystals.[9] He also discovered a new metastable phase of silicon. His work on phase transformations under contact load contributed to the field of high-pressure surface science. He was the first to conduct hydrothermal synthesis of carbon nanotubes[10] and show the anomalous slow movement of water in functionalized carbon nanotubes by in situ electron microscopy.[11] This study ultimately led to development of nanotube-tipped single-cell probes.[12]

Professor Y. Gogotsi is the co-author of two books, editor of 14 books,[13][14][15] has more than 100 publications in conference proceedings, and more than 800 articles in peer reviewed journals, credited on more than 80 European and US patents (more than 30 licensed to industry) and more than 250 plenary, keynote and invited lectures and seminars. He has been cited over 100,000 times and currently has an h-index of 175 (Google Scholar) / 152 (Web of Science).

In the Stanford’s list of top 2% researchers in the world across all scientific disciplines,[16] Yury Gogotsi was ranked #53 in 2019 among all living and deceased scientists.


1984 — Yury Gogotsi received his Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in metallurgy from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Department of high-temperature materials and powder metallurgy. 1986 — Received his Ph.D. Candidate of Science in Physical Chemistry (advisor – prof. V.A.Lavrenko), at that time — the youngest Ph.D. in Chemistry in Ukraine, from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. 1995 — he received a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in Materials Engineering from the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine.

Research and teaching[edit]

Drexel University College of Engineering, Philadelphia PA, USA
05/2017–present — Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Endowed Professor;
2010—present — Distinguished University Professor;
2008—present — Trustee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering;
2003—present — Founder and Director of the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (since 2014 – A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute);
2002—2007 — Associate Dean of the College of Engineering for Special Projects;
2002—present — Professor of Chemistry (courtesy appointment);
2001—present — Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (courtesy appointment);
2000—present — Professor of Materials Science and Engineering;
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL, USA
2001—2003 — Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering ;
1999—2000 — Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with tenure;
1999—2000 — Assistant Director, UIC Research Resources Center;
1996—1999 — Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Tübingen, Germany
1995—1996 — Research Scientist
University of Oslo, Norway
1993—1995 — Research scientist at the Center for Materials Research, NATO/Norwegian Research Council Fellowship
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1992—1993 — Research scientist, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1990—1992 — Research scientist, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
Institute for Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
1986—1990 — Research scientist

Honors and awards[edit]

Professor Yury Gogotsi has received many awards and recognitions for his research accomplishments, some of which include:
2021 — MRS-Serbia Award for a Lasting and Outstanding Contribution to Materials Science and Engineering[17]
2021 — Manuel Cardona Lecture, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia[18]
2021 — Honorary Doctorate, Sumy State University, Ukraine
2021 — ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials[19]
2021 — RASA-America Honorary Life Membership
2020 — ACS Philadelphia Section Award [20]
2020 — George Gamow Award from the Russian-American Science Association (RASA) [21]
2020 — International Ceramics Prize, the highest honor conferred by the World Academy of Ceramics;
2019 — Fellow, European Academy of Sciences;[22]
2019 — Sosman Lecture, American Ceramic Society;
2018 — Clarivate Citations Laureate in physics (Web of Science/Clarivate) – work is deemed to be of Nobel stature;[23]
2018 — The Friendship Award from Chinese government (the highest award for foreigners in P.R. China);
2018 — Rudolf Zahradnik Lecture, Regional Center of Advanced Technologies and Materials, University of Olomouc, Czech Republic ;
2018 — Honorary Doctorate, National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute";
2018 — Fellow, International Society of Electrochemistry;
2018 — Tis Lahiri Memorial Lecture, Vanderbilt University;
2017 — Energy Storage Materials Award (Elsevier);[24]
2017 — Honorary Doctorate from Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Science of Ukraine;[25]
2016 — Honorary professorship in Jilin University;
2016 — Honorary professorship in Beijing University of Chemical Technology;
2016 — Nano Energy Award[26]
2015 — Has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2015 — Laureate of RUSNANOPRIZE International Award[27]
2014 — Honorary Doctor of Science (Doctor Honoris Causa) Paul Sabatier University (fr. de l'Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier);
2014 — 2020 – Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson-Reuters) in Materials Science and Chemistry;
2014 — Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship, Materials Research Society Conference;
2013 — Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society;
2012 — European Carbon Association Award;
2012 — Fellow, Materials Research Society;
2011 — NANOSMAT Prize at the 6th NANOSMAT Conference;
2009 — Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS);
2008 — Fellow, The Electrochemical Society;
2006 — NANO 50 Awards from NASA Tech Briefs Magazine in the Innovator and Technology categories;
2005 — Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation;
2004 — Academician, World Academy of Ceramics;
2003 — R&D 100 Award from R&D magazine (received again in 2009);
2003 — Roland B. Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society (received again in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012);
2002 — S. Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS);
2002 — G.C. Kuczynski Prize from the International Institute for the Science of Sintering;
2002 — Research Achievement Award from Drexel University (received again in 2009);
2001 — repeatedly included in the publication of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Engineering Education, International Who’s Who of Professionals;
1993 — I.N. Frantsevich Prize from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences


  1. ^ Mochalin, Vadym N. (2011). "The properties and applications of nanodiamonds". Nature Nanotechnology. 7 (1): 11–23. Bibcode:2012NatNa...7...11M. doi:10.1038/nnano.2011.209. PMID 22179567.
  2. ^ Gogotsi, Y.; Libera, J.A.; Yoshimura, M. (2000). "Hydrothermal synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes". Journal of Materials Research. 15 (12): 2591–2594. Bibcode:2000JMatR..15.2591G. doi:10.1557/jmr.2000.0370. S2CID 136926475.
  3. ^ Presser, V.; Dennison, C. R.; Campos, J.; Knehr, K. W.; Kumbur, E. C.; Gogotsi, Y. (2012). "The Electrochemical Flow Capacitor: A New Concept for Rapid Energy Storage and Recovery". Advanced Energy Materials. 2 (7): 895–902. doi:10.1002/aenm.201100768. S2CID 97997629.
  4. ^ Chmiola, J. (2006). "Anomalous Increase in Carbon Capacitance at Pore Sizes Less Than 1 Nanometer" (PDF). Science. 313 (5794): 1760–1763. Bibcode:2006Sci...313.1760C. doi:10.1126/science.1132195. PMID 16917025. S2CID 40027564.
  5. ^ Simon, Patrice (2008). "Materials for electrochemical capacitors" (PDF). Nature Materials. 7 (11): 845–854. Bibcode:2008NatMa...7..845S. doi:10.1038/nmat2297. PMID 18956000. S2CID 205401964. Reprinted in two collections of articles from Nature journals (Nanoscience and Technology, 2009 and Materials for Sustainable Energy, 2011) by World Scientific Publishers.
  6. ^ Naguib, Michael (2013). "25th Anniversary Article: MXenes: A New Family of Two-Dimensional Materials". Advanced Materials. 26 (7): 992–1005. doi:10.1002/adma.201304138. PMID 24357390. S2CID 32458694.
  7. ^ Naguib, Michael; Gogotsi, Yury (2015). "Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Materials by Selective Extraction". Accounts of Chemical Research. 48 (1): 128–135. doi:10.1021/ar500346b. OSTI 1185695. PMID 25489991.
  8. ^ Gogotsi, Y.; Dimovski, S.; Libera, J.A. (2002). "Conical crystals of graphite". Carbon. 40 (12): 2263–2267. doi:10.1016/S0008-6223(02)00067-2.
  9. ^ Y. Gogotsi, J. A. Libera, N. Kalashnikov, M. Yoshimura, Graphite Polyhedral Crystals, Science 290 (5490), 317—320 (2000).
  10. ^ Y. Gogotsi, J. A. Libera, A. Güvenç-Yazicioglu, C. M. Megaridis, In Situ Multiphase Fluid Experiments in Hydrothermal Carbon Nanotubes, Applied Physics Letters 79 (7), 1021—1023 (2001).
  11. ^ Naguib, Nevin (2004). "Observation of Water Confined in Nanometer Channels of Closed Carbon Nanotubes". Nano Letters. 4 (11): 2237–2243. Bibcode:2004NanoL...4.2237N. doi:10.1021/nl0484907.
  12. ^ Singhal, R.; Orynbayeva, Z.; Sundaram, R.V.K.; Niu, J.J.; Bhattacharyya, S.; Vitol, E.A.; Schrlau, M.G.; Papazoglou, E.S.; Friedman, G.; Gogotsi, Y. (2011). "Multifunctional carbon-nanotube cellular endoscopes". Nature Nanotechnology. 6 (1): 57–64. Bibcode:2011NatNa...6...57S. doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.241. PMID 21151109.
  13. ^ Y. Gogotsi, V. Presser (Eds.), Carbon Nanomaterials (CRC Press / Taylor & Francis) 2013, 2nd edition, 529 pp.
  14. ^ Y. Gogotsi (Ed.), Nanomaterials Handbook (CRC Press, Boca Raton) 2006, 800 pp.
  15. ^ Babak Anasori, Yury Gogotsi (Eds.), 2D Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes): Structure, Properties and Applications (Springer, 2019)
  16. ^ Ioannidis, John P. A.; Boyack, Kevin W.; Baas, Jeroen (2020). "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators". PLOS Biology. 18 (10): e3000918. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918. PMC 7567353. PMID 33064726.
  17. ^ "Materials Research Society of Serbia – 2021".
  18. ^ "Manuel Cardona Lectures and interviews – ICN2". icn2.cat. Archived from the original on 2020-10-01.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-08-26. Retrieved 2021-05-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Philadelphia Section Award". 5 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Yury Gogotsi and Mikhail Lukin are named Laureates of 2020 George Gamow Award – Russian-American Science Association".
  22. ^ "European Academy of Sciences – Yury Gogotsi".
  23. ^ "Researchers of Nobel class: Citation Laureates 2019".
  24. ^ "Professor Yury Gogotsi wins 2017 EnSM Award". journals.elsevier.com.
  25. ^ "Professor Yury Gogotsi , Drexel University, USA, received an Honorary Doctorate from Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, June 20, 2017". mrc.org.ua.
  26. ^ "Prof. Yury Gogotsi became the winner of 2016 Nano Energy Award!". mrc.org.ua.
  27. ^ "Yury Gogotsi and Patrice Simon were announced as the laureates of RUSNANOPRIZE 2015 at the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow, October 28, 2015". mrc.org.ua.

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