Professor Yury Gogotsi, whose over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals have been cited over 37,000 times, was awarded the 2016 Nano Energy Award for his outstanding contribution to the innovative approach in solving the major energy problems of the modern society. In the award statement Elsevier distinguished Yury Gogotsi’s “…major contribution to understanding the mechanisms of capacitive energy storage, confinement and desolvation of ions in subnanometer pores of carbon materials and development of new materials for capacitive and pseudocapacitive storage applications”.
Prof. Gogotsi graduated the Kiev Polytechnic Institute (now the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”) and gained his PhD at the same university. He then received a title of Doctor of Sciences from the Institute of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is currently leading the Nanomaterials Group (NMG) at the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Drexel University, USA. His research focused on the fundamental and applied aspects of synthesis and characterization of carbon nanomaterials (graphene, nanotubes, nanodiamond and nanoporous carbons), 2D carbides and nitrides (MXenes, BN, etc), and composites. More.