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Igor Sokolov

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Professor and Director of Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center (NABLAB)
204 Science Center
Clarkson University
PO Box 5280
Potsdam, NY 13699-5820

Phone: 315-268-2375
Fax: 315-268-7754

Research Web site

Educational Background
Ph.D., D.I. Mendeleev Central Metrology Institute of Soviet Bureau of Standards (Russian NIST), (1991)
B.S.  (Physics with honors), St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1984

Introduction to Nanotechnology: Intermolecular Forces and Interfaces
Scanning Probe Microscopy

Research Interests:
Professor Sokolov's research interests are in the following areas:

Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Hard and Soft):

Soft Condensed Matter Physics in Biological physics:

Surface Science:

Energy-related materials:

More information can be found on his research Web site.

Selected Publications

124 refereed publications (2400+ citations, H-index is 25), 28 patents received and pending, 100+ invited lectures, seminars, conference presentations; participation in 100+ conferences with contributed presentations

M. E. Dokukin, N. V. Guz, R. M. Gaikwad, C.D. Woodworth, I. Sokolov, “Cell surface as fractal: Normal and cancerous cervical cells demonstrate different fractal behavior of surface adhesion maps at the nanoscale”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 028101 (2011).
(listed in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research , v.22, issue 2)

M. Dokukin, N. Guz, and I. Sokolov “Towards Nano-physiology of Insects with Atomic Force Microscopy”, Journal of Insect Physiology, 2011, 57, p. 260-264

Eun-Bum Cho, Dmytro Volkov, Igor Sokolov, “Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles”, Small, 2010, v.6 (20), p. 2314-2319

I. Sokolov, Volkov, D. “Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica particles”, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 4247–4250 (highlight article).

Iyer, S., R.M. Gaikwad, V. Subba-Rao, C.D. Woodworth, and I. Sokolov, “AFM Detects Differences in the Surface Brush on Normal and Cancerous Cervical Cells” Nature Nanotechnology, 2009: v.4, p. 389-393.

Volkov, D., J. Benson, Y. Kievsky, I. Sokolov “Towards understanding of shape formation mechanism of mesoporous silica particles”, Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 341 - 344, DOI: 10.1039/b917424a (front page)

Iyer, S., C.D. Woodworth, R.M. Gaikwad, Y.Y. Kievsky, and I. Sokolov, “Towards nonspecific detection of malignant cervical cells with fluorescent silica beads.” Small (Micro/Nano), 2009: 2009, 5, No. 20, 2277–2284 (frontispiece page)

Igor Sokolov, Yaroslav Y. Kievsky, Jason M Kaszpurenko “Self-assembly of ultra-bright fluorescent silica particles”, Small, (2007) , v.3, (3), pp. 419-423.

I.Sokolov, S.P. Naik, “Novel type of fluorescent silica nanoparticles: towards ultra-bright silica nanoparticles”, Small, Volume 4, Issue 7, Pages 934 – 939, 2008.

Igor Sokolov, Venkatesh Subba-Rao, and Linda A. Luck, Change in Rigidity in the Activated Form of the Glucose/ Galactose Receptor from E-coli: A Phenomenon That Will Be Key to the Development of Biosensors, Biophysical Journal, Biophysical Journal 2006; 90(3):1055-63.

Berdyyeva, T.K., C.D. Woodworth, and I. Sokolov, Human epithelial cells increase their rigidity with ageing in vitro: direct measurements. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2005. 50(1): p. 81-92

Sokolov, I., H. Yang, G.A. Ozin, and C.T. Kresge, Radial patterns in mesoporous silica. Advanced Materials, 1999. 11(8): p. 636-641.

Ahari, H., R.L. Bedard, C.L. Bowes, N. Coombs, O. Dag, T. Jiang, G.A. Ozin, S. Petrov, I. Sokolov, A. Verma, G. Vovk, and D. Young, Effect of microgravity on the crystallization of a self-assembling layered material. Nature, 1997. 388(6645): p. 857-860.

Moffat, J.W. and I.Y. Sokolov, Galaxy dynamics predictions in the nonsymmetric gravitational theory. Phys.Lett.B, 1996. 378: p. 59-67.

Yang, H., N. Coombs, I. Sokolov, and G.A. Ozin, Free-standing and oriented mesoporous silica films grown at the air-water interface. Nature, 1996. 381(6583): p. 589-592.

Sokolov, I.Y., Topologically nontrivial nature of the universe in connection with the anisotropy of the background radiation. JETP Lett, 1993. 57: p. 617-621.

Mostepanenko, V.M. and I.Y. Sokolov, On the Casimir forces between arbitrary forms bodies. Sov.Phys.Dokl.(USA), 1988. 33: p. 140-142.

Moiseev, Y.N., V.M. Mostepanenko, V.I. Panov, and I.Y. Sokolov, Force dependencies for the definition of the spatial resolution of the atomic force microscope. Phys.Lett.A, 1988. 132: p. 354-358.