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Alexei Sokolov

Governor’s Chair for Polymer Science

Alexei Sokolov’s work in polymers involves fabricating large molecules atom by atom in an effort to control their properties and create substances with useful characteristics.

He also leads soft matter efforts at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Sokolov’s work will have implications for the development of fuel-cell technology and other alternative energy applications.

He holds appointments in UT’s Department of Chemistry and ORNL’s Division of Chemical Sciences.

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Sokolov Group

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

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Sokolov Group

In the News

March 2017 UT-ORNL: Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

January 2013 Synopsis: Classifying Protein Wiggles

November 2012 Seven Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

May 2011 Molecular Motion


March 2009 from the University of Akron

Alexei Sokolov

Contact Info


UT 865-974-3852
ORNL 865-574-0569

563 Buehler Hall
1416 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1600

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008 MS-6210
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6210

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