Alexei Tivanski Promoted to Professor

Alexei V. Tivanski
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 1:30pm

Alexei Tivanski was promoted to Full Professor in May 2023. He has been with the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry since 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Professor Tivanski earned UI's Career Development Award (2021) and has been a member of The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute since 2013. 

Professor Tivanski's group "is a physical/analytical chemistry group with strong emphasis on the development of novel methods that utilize cutting-edge Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) based techniques to study physical and chemical properties of various chemical systems at the nanoscale. Our work is strongly interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature with researchers from other fields of science and engineering. Two main research themes that we currently pursue are:

(1) Nanoscience/Materials Science with the focus on the size-dependent electrical, mechanical, and (photo)-reactivity studies that encompass organic and inorganic nano- and macro-dimensional solids with unique physical-chemical properties for potential applications in devices, sensing, and energy storage.

(2) Atmospheric/Environmental Chemistry with the focus on the development and application of AFM based methods toward direct measurements of individual submicrometer organic/inorganic environmental particles properties that include humidity-dependent 3D morphology, water uptake, phase state and surface tension."

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