Faculty

Director

Yarin

Alexander Yarin

UIC Distinguished Professor
Room 2057, ERF
(312) 996-3472

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Professor Yarin’s current research interests include: Nanotechnology: electrospinning of nano fibers, Nanotechnology: co-electrospinning of core-shell nanofibers; thermal treatment of core-shell nanofibers to manufacture turbostratic carbon nanotubes, Micro- and nanofluidics, Nanoparticle-based ink-jet printing in micro- and optoelectronics, Deposition of nanocoating on micron- and nano-sized particles in plasma reactors, Drop splashing, Acoustic levitation, Fluid mechanics and rheology, Heat transfer, Biodegradable and stimuli-responsive polymers.

EDUCATION

  • D.Sc., Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1989
  • Ph.D., Physics and Mathematics, Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1980
  • M.S., Applied Physics, Polytechnical Institute, Leningrad (Sankt-Peterburg), Russia, 1977

AWARDS, HONORS, AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • UIC Distinguished Professor, 2014
  • Most Cited Article, 2006-2010, Polymer, Elsevier, 2008
  • Fellow of the Center of Excellence “Smart Interfaces” Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany, 2008
  • 3rd Prize of the Society of Mechanics, Taiwan, 2006
  • Hershel Rich Prize – Technion Innovation Award, American Technion Society, 2005
  • Prize for Technological Development for Defense against Terror, American Technion Society, 2003
  • Gutwirth Award, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1999
  • Guastala Fellowship of Rashi Foundation (France) and The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1992-1995
  • Awards of the Institute for Problems in Mechanics, USSR Academy of Sciences, in contests of research works, 1980-1990
  • University Award for “Outstanding Student Research”, Polytechnic Institute of Leningrad, 1974