STONY BROOK, NY, February 20, 2013 – Alexander Orlov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stony Brook University, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon researchers who have made outstanding contributions to either the advancement or application of chemical science. With approximately 48,000 members worldwide, the Royal Society of Chemistry is Europe’s largest professional and academic society for chemistry and traces its roots to the Chemical Society of London, established in 1841.
Professor Orlov’s major research and teaching focus is in novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection. These activities include environmental aspects of energy production; sustainable energy; environmental chemistry and engineering; and environmental nanotechnology areas.
“The Royal Society of Chemistry has contributed so much to the development of modern chemistry,” said Professor Orlov. “I am extremely honored that my research aimed at solving energy and environmental issues has been recognized by election to a Fellowship of this prestigious society.”
“I congratulate Dr. Orlov on this well-deserved honor,” said Dennis N. Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University. “Dr. Orlov is a shining example of the teaching and research excellence that is prevalent at Stony Brook University. His contributions and work in the development of novel materials for the generation of energy and environmental sustainability has great potential to solve some of the most difficult problems facing the world today.”
Dr. Orlov received his BE and MS degrees in Engineering from National Technical University Ukraine; an MS in Engineering at the University of Michigan; an M. Phil., in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge; and earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in such journals as the Chemical Engineering Journal, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Materials Letters, Energy and Environmental Sciences and more. He has conducted more than 25 invited lectures and presentations and two book contributions.
Dr. Orlov also serves as a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research (CIDER) at Stony Brook University. Previously he was a Research Fellow in Science and Engineering at the University of Cambridge/King's College (UK).
A native of Ukraine, Professor Orlov was appointed by the UK Minister of State to advise the British Government on such environmental issues as hazardous substances and the environmental impact of nanotechnology. He served as a policy advisor to the UK Shadow Cabinet of David Cameron prior to his election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; and he advised several members of the US House of Representatives and members of the UK Parliament, the European Union Commission and various governments and companies.
Currently, Professor Orlov is contributing to the United Nations Environmental Program as lead author for the GEO report and as a reviewer of various UN reports and to activities of the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. He also reviews grant proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation in the United States, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), the Natural Environment Research Council (UK) and to more than 10 other funding and governmental agencies in North America and the European Union.
Editors’ Note: Professor Orlov resides in Smithtown, NY.