Vladimir V. Tsukruk is a regents professor, dean’s professor of engineering, and director of the Microanalysis Center at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He received an MS degree in physics from the National University of Ukraine and PhD and DSc degrees in polymer science from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He carried out his postdoctoral research at the University of Marburg, the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and the University of Akron. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of five professional journals and as an associate editor at ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. He has co-authored about 500 refereed articles in archival journals and five books. He has organized ten professional symposia and has trained about 100 graduate students/postdocs.
His research in the field of nanomaterials, surfaces and interfaces, directed assembly of synthetic/natural polymers and nanostructures, biomimetic designs, and bioinspired hybrid nanomaterials has been recognized by Fulbright Award, Regents Professorship, GT Outstanding Research Author Award, Humboldt Research Award, and the National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, among others. He is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Chemical Society.