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Igor Luzinov

Igor Luzinov

Kentwool Distinguished Professor

Phone: (864) 656-5958
Office: 299B Sirrine Hall


Dr. Luzinov received a M. S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology in 1985 and a Ph. D. degree in Polymer Chemistry in 1990 from Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine). Prior to joining the faculty of Clemson University, he served as a Senior Research Scientist at Physical Chemistry Institute (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), NATO Research Fellow at Center Education and Research on Macromolecules (University of Liege, Belgium) and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Iowa State and Western Michigan Universities.


Ph.D., Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine (1990)
M.S., Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine (1985)

Research Areas

Nanofabrication of Thin Polymer Films
Multi-Component Polymer Systems and Composites

Recent Awards

2015 Outstanding Researcher of the Year (Clemson Chapter of Sigma Xi Research Society), April 2015
The McQueen Quattlebaum Faculty Achievement Award (Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciencess), April 2014

Selected Publications

Wei, L.; Caliskan, T. D.; Tu, S.; Choudhury, C. K.; Kuksenok, O.; Luzinov, I., Highly Oil-Repellent Thermoplastic Boundaries via Surface Delivery of CF3 Groups by Molecular Bottlebrush Additives. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12, 38626-38637.

Borodinov, N.; Gil, D.; Savchak, M.; Gross, C. E.; Yadavalli, N. S.; Ma, R. L.; Tsukruk, V. V.; Minko, S.; Vertegel, A.; Luzinov, I. En Route to Practicality of the Polymer Grafting Technology: One-Step Interfacial Modification with Amphiphilic Molecular Brushes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10, 13941-13952.

Townsend, J.; Burtovyy, R.; Aprelev, P.; Kornev, K. G.; Luzinov, I. Enhancing Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites via Alignment of Magnetized SiC Whiskers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 22927-22940.

Borodinov, N.; Soliani, A. P.; Galabura, Y.; Zdyrko, B.; Tysinger, C.; Novak, S.; Du, Q.; Huang, Y.; Singh, V.; Han, Z.; Hu, J.; Kimerling, L.; Agarwal, A. M.; Richardson, K.; Luzinov, I. Gradient Polymer Nanofoams for Encrypted Recording of Chemical Events. ACS Nano 2016, 10, 10716-10725.

Townsend, J.; Burtovyy, R.; Galabura, Y.; Luzinov, I. Flexible Chains of Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 6970-6978.  

Vatansever, F.; Burtovyy, R.; Zdyrko, B.; Ramaratnam, K.; Andrukh, T.; Minko, S.; Owens, J. R.; Kornev, K. G.; Luzinov, I. Toward Fabric-Based Flexible Microfluidic Devices: Pointed Surface Modification for pH Sensitive Liquid Transport. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2012, 4, 4541-4548.