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Ihor Tokarev

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Lead Chemist
Chemical Sensing Laboratory
GE Global Research, Niskayuna, NY

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY




Ph.D. Chemistry with highest honors, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, 2004
B.S. and M.S. Material Science, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine, 1997,1998

Research Interests

Nanostructured materials via self-assembly and template synthesis, biomaterials, hydrogels, polymer thin films and interfaces, stimuli-responsive polymeric materials for sensor and actuator applications, porous membranes, colloidal particles and systems  

Selected Publications

  • Grigoryev, A.; Tokarev, I.; Kornev, K. G.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Superomniphobic magnetic microtextures with remote wetting control. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, Accepted, DOI: 10.1021/ja305348n.
  • Gopishetty , V. ; Tokarev I.; Minko S. Biocompatible stimuli-responsive hydrogel porous membranes via phase separation of polyvinyl alcohol and alginate intermolecular complex. J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31778H
  • Motornov, M.; Malynych, S.; Pippalla, D.; Zdyrko, B.; Royter, H.; Roiter, Y.; Kahabka, M.; Tokarev, A.; Tokarev, I.; Zhulina, E.; Kornev, K.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Field-Directed Self-Assembly with Locking Nanoparticles. Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (7), 3814–3820.
  • Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Tunable plasmonic nanostructures from noble metal nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive polymers Soft Matter, 2012, 8 (22), 5980-5987.
  • Kuroki, H.; Tokarev, I.; Minko S. Responsive Surfaces for Life Science Applications. Annu. Rev. Mater. Res., 2012, 48, 343-372
  • Roiter, Y.; Minko, I.; Nykypanchuk, D.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Mechanism of nanoparticle actuation by responsive polymer brushes: from reconfigurable composite surfaces to plasmonic effects. Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 284-292.
  • Tokarev, I.; Tokareva, I.; Minko, S. Optical Nanosensor Platform Operating in Near-Physiological pH Range via Polymer-Brush-Mediated Plasmon Coupling. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3(2), 143-146.
  • Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Stimuli-Responsive Porous Hydrogels at Interfaces for Molecular Filtration, Separation, Controlled Release, and Gating in Capsules and Membranes. Adv. Mater., 2010, 22(31), 3446-3462.
  • Tokarev, I.; Tokareva, I.; Gopishetty, V.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. Specific Biochemical-to-Optical Signal Transduction by Responsive Thin Hydrogel Films Loaded with Noble Metal Nanoparticles. Adv. Mater., 2010, 22(12), 1412-1416.
  • Tam, T. K.; Pita, M.; Motornov, M.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S.; Katz, E. Electrochemical Nanotransistor from Mixed-Polymer Brushes. Adv. Mater., 2010, 22(16), 1863-1866.
  • Tam, T. K.; Pita, M.; Trotsenko, O.; Motornov, M.; Tokarev, I.; Halámek, J.; Minko, S.; Katz, E. Reversible "Closing" of an Electrode Interface Functionalized with a Polymer Brush by an Electrochemical Signal. Langmuir, 2010, 26(6), 4506–4513..
  • Motornov, M.; Roiter, Y.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Stimuli-responsive nanoparticles, nanogels and capsules for integrated multifunctional intelligent systems. Prog. Polym. Sci., 2010, 35(1-2), 174–211. 
  • Tam, T. K.; Pita, M.; Motornov, M.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S.; Katz, E. Modified Electrodes with Switchable Selectivity for Cationic and Anionic Redox Species. Electroanal., 2010, 22(1), 35-40.
  • Tokarev, I.; Motornov, M.; Minko, S. Molecular-engineered stimuli-responsive thin polymer film: a platform for the development of integrated multifunctional intelligent materials.J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19(38), 6932-6948
  • Motornov, M.; Tam, T. K.; Pita, M.; Tokarev, I.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. Switchable selectivity for gating ion transport with mixed polyelectrolyte brushes: approaching 'smart' drug delivery systems. Nanotechnology, 2009, 20(43), 434006(1)-434006(10)
  • Tokarev, I.; Gopishetty, V.; Zhou, J.; Pita, M.; Motornov, M.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. Stimuli-responsive hydrogel membranes coupled with biocatalytic processes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2009, 3(1), 532-536.
  • Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Stimuli-responsive hydrogel thin films. Soft Matter, 2009, 5(3), 511-524.
  • Motornov, M.; Zhou, J.; Pita, M.; Gopishetty, V.; Tokarev, I.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. Integrated multifunctional nanosystem from command nanoparticles and enzymes. Small, 2009, 5(7), 817-820.
  • Tokarev, I.;  Minko, S. Multiresponsive hierarchically structured membranes: new challenging biomimetic materials for biosensors, controlled release, biochemical gates and nanoreactors. Adv. Mater., 2009, 21(2), 241-247.
  • Gopishetty, V.; Roiter, Y., Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Multiresponsive biopolyelectrolyte membrane. Adv. Mater., 2008, 20(23), 4588-4593.
  • Tokarev, I.; Tokareva, I.; Minko, S. Gold nanoparticles enhanced plasmonic effects in responsive polymer gel. Adv. Mater. 2008, 20(14), 2730-2734.
  • Motornov, M.; Zhou, J.; Pita, M.; Gopishetty, V.; Tokarev, I.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. "Chemical transformers" from nanoparticle ensembles operated with logic. Nano Lett., 2008, 8(9), 2993-2997.
  • Tokarev, I.; Orlov, M.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. An electrochemical gate based on a stimuli-responsive membrane associated with an electrode surface. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007, 111(42), 12141-12145.
  • Orlov, M.; Tokarev, I.; Scholl, A.; Doran, A.; Minko, S. pH-responsive thin film membranes from poly(2-vinylpyridine): water vapor-induced formation of a microporous structure. Macromolecules, 2007, 40(6), 2086-2091.
  • Motornov, M.; Sheparovych, R.; Tokarev, I.; Roiter, Y.; Minko, S. Nonwettable thin films from hybrid polymer brushes can be hydrophilic. Langmuir, 2007, 23(1), 13-19.
  • Tokarev, I.; Orlov, M.; Minko, S. Responsive polyelectrolyte gel membranes. Adv. Mater., 2006, 18(18), 2458-2460.
  • Tokareva, I.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S.; Hutter, E.; Fendler, J. H. Ultrathin molecularly imprinted polymer sensors employing enhanced transmission surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. Chem. Comm., 2006, 3343-3345.
  • Tokarev, I.; Krenek, R.; Burkov, Y.; Schmeisser, D.; Sidorenko, A.; Minko, S.; Stamm, M. Microphase separation in thin films of poly(styrene-block-4-vinylpyridine) copolymer-2-(4'-hydroxybenzeneazo)benzoic acid assembly Macromolecules, 2005, 38(2), 507-516.
  • Draper, J.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S.; Tokarev, I.; Stamm, M.; Mixed polymer brushes by sequential polymer addition: anchoring layer effect. Langmuir, 2004, 20(10), 4064-4075.
  • Sidorenko, A.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S.; Stamm M. Ordered reactive nanomembranes/nanotemplates from thin films of block copolymer supramolecular assembly. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 12211-12216.
  • Minko, S.; Patil, S.; Datsyuk, V.; Simon, F.; Eichhorn, K.-J.; Motornov, M.; Usov, D.; Tokarev, I.; Stamm, M.  Synthesis of Adaptive Polymer Brushes via “Grafting To” Approach from Melt. Langmuir, 2002, 18, 289-296.