Dr. Yuri M. Lvov is a Professor of Chemistry, T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair on Micro and Nanosystems at the Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University.
He is also a visiting staff member of Bionanotechnology Lab, holding the position of Leading Scientist. He coordinates the research aimed at fabrication of clay nanotube-based biomaterials.
Dr. Yuri Lvov earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (protein crystallography) from №1 Russian university, M. Lomonosov's Moscow State University in 1979, then worked at the Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences where got Doctor of Science in physics in 1991. After Soviet Union collapsed, he worked in the world famous research centers in Germany (Max Planck Institute for Colloids), Japan (National Institute of Materials Science, Tsukuba), and USA (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC). In 1999, Dr. Lvov came to the Institute for Micromanufacturing at LaTech from the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Lab.
His area of specialization is nanotechnology including nanoassembly of ultrathin organized films, bio/nanocomposites, nano/construction of ordered shells on tiny templates (drug nanocapsules, shells on microbes and viruses), clay nanotubes for controlled release of anticorrosion and bioactive agents. Y. Lvov has 12 US, Australian and Japanese patents on nanoassembly. He was among pioneers of the polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly, - a nanotechnology method which, after his first papers in 1993, followed by many thousands publications by researchers all over the world. LbL nanoassembly already found industrial applications in HPLC, for eye lens modification, improvement of cellulose fiber for better fabric and paper, microcapsules for insulin sustained release, cancer drug nanocapsules, anticorrosion protection, and others. Yuri Lvov edited three books, published 22 book chapters, and 218 peer reviewed papers on nanosystems. Lvov's total citation index is above 13,500 which is an outstanding result, and his h-index is 60.
His NSF, NIH, NASA, DoE grants and industrial contracts exceeded $9 mln in the last ten years. In 2003, 2008, 2011 and 2013 he chaired American Chemical Society International Symposiums on Nanoassembly in New York, Philadelphia, Anaheim and New Orleans. Y. Lvov was named the Louisiana State's Top Researcher in New Technologies (2007), and in 2008 he got Best of Small Tech National Innovator Award in recognition of achievements in micro and nanotechnology. In 2014, Yuri Lvov was awarded with prestigious international A. von Humboldt Prize for lifetime achievements in nanochemistry. Dr. Lvov has been invited to present talks at more than 140 national or international scientific conferences and has delivered lectures at more than 50 major universities and companies. Y.Lvov was elected a member of National Academy of Inventors and an honorable professor of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China and Kazan Federal University.