204 Science Center
PO Box 5280
Potsdam, NY 13699-5820
Ph.D., D.I. Mendeleev Central Metrology Institute of Soviet Bureau of Standards (Russian NIST), (1991)
B.S. (Physics with honors), St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1984
Introduction to Nanotechnology: Intermolecular Forces and Interfaces
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Professor Sokolov's research interests are in the following areas:
- Morphogenisis of mesoporous organic-inorganic composite shapes
- Photonics. Ultrabrigth fluorescent materials.
- Biophysical properties of aging epithelial cells.
- Biophysical properties of cancerous and pre-cancerous epithelial cells
- Biosensors, Immunosensors.
- Study of human skin
- Physiology of insects
- Molecular interaction between nanoclusters; Forces between colloids.
- Diffusion in nanochannels.
- Atomic force microscopy (AFM).
- Mechanisms of AFM imaging, etc.
- Dental surfaces.
- Self-healing materials.
- Interaction of light with quantum dots.
More information can be found on his research Web site.
124 refereed publications (2400+ citations, H-index is 25), 28 patents received and pending, 100+ invited lectures, seminars, conference presentations; participation in 100+ conferences with contributed presentations
M. E. Dokukin, N. V. Guz, R. M. Gaikwad, C.D. Woodworth, I. Sokolov, “Cell surface as fractal: Normal and cancerous cervical cells demonstrate different fractal behavior of surface adhesion maps at the nanoscale”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 028101 (2011).
(listed in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research , v.22, issue 2)
M. Dokukin, N. Guz, and I. Sokolov “Towards Nano-physiology of Insects with Atomic Force Microscopy”, Journal of Insect Physiology, 2011, 57, p. 260-264
Eun-Bum Cho, Dmytro Volkov, Igor Sokolov, “Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles”, Small, 2010, v.6 (20), p. 2314-2319
I. Sokolov, Volkov, D. “Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica particles”, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 4247–4250 (highlight article).
Iyer, S., R.M. Gaikwad, V. Subba-Rao, C.D. Woodworth, and I. Sokolov, “AFM Detects Differences in the Surface Brush on Normal and Cancerous Cervical Cells” Nature Nanotechnology, 2009: v.4, p. 389-393.
Volkov, D., J. Benson, Y. Kievsky, I. Sokolov “Towards understanding of shape formation mechanism of mesoporous silica particles”, Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 341 - 344, DOI: 10.1039/b917424a (front page)
Iyer, S., C.D. Woodworth, R.M. Gaikwad, Y.Y. Kievsky, and I. Sokolov, “Towards nonspecific detection of malignant cervical cells with fluorescent silica beads.” Small (Micro/Nano), 2009: 2009, 5, No. 20, 2277–2284 (frontispiece page)
Igor Sokolov, Yaroslav Y. Kievsky, Jason M Kaszpurenko “Self-assembly of ultra-bright fluorescent silica particles”, Small, (2007) , v.3, (3), pp. 419-423.
I.Sokolov, S.P. Naik, “Novel type of fluorescent silica nanoparticles: towards ultra-bright silica nanoparticles”, Small, Volume 4, Issue 7, Pages 934 – 939, 2008.
Igor Sokolov, Venkatesh Subba-Rao, and Linda A. Luck, Change in Rigidity in the Activated Form of the Glucose/ Galactose Receptor from E-coli: A Phenomenon That Will Be Key to the Development of Biosensors, Biophysical Journal, Biophysical Journal 2006; 90(3):1055-63.
Berdyyeva, T.K., C.D. Woodworth, and I. Sokolov, Human epithelial cells increase their rigidity with ageing in vitro: direct measurements. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2005. 50(1): p. 81-92
Sokolov, I., H. Yang, G.A. Ozin, and C.T. Kresge, Radial patterns in mesoporous silica. Advanced Materials, 1999. 11(8): p. 636-641.
Ahari, H., R.L. Bedard, C.L. Bowes, N. Coombs, O. Dag, T. Jiang, G.A. Ozin, S. Petrov, I. Sokolov, A. Verma, G. Vovk, and D. Young, Effect of microgravity on the crystallization of a self-assembling layered material. Nature, 1997. 388(6645): p. 857-860.
Moffat, J.W. and I.Y. Sokolov, Galaxy dynamics predictions in the nonsymmetric gravitational theory. Phys.Lett.B, 1996. 378: p. 59-67.
Yang, H., N. Coombs, I. Sokolov, and G.A. Ozin, Free-standing and oriented mesoporous silica films grown at the air-water interface. Nature, 1996. 381(6583): p. 589-592.
Sokolov, I.Y., Topologically nontrivial nature of the universe in connection with the anisotropy of the background radiation. JETP Lett, 1993. 57: p. 617-621.
Mostepanenko, V.M. and I.Y. Sokolov, On the Casimir forces between arbitrary forms bodies. Sov.Phys.Dokl.(USA), 1988. 33: p. 140-142.
Moiseev, Y.N., V.M. Mostepanenko, V.I. Panov, and I.Y. Sokolov, Force dependencies for the definition of the spatial resolution of the atomic force microscope. Phys.Lett.A, 1988. 132: p. 354-358.