Dr.   Alexei     Sokolov

Dr. Alexei Sokolov

Adjunct Thomas A. Knowles Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Phone: 330-972-8409
Email: alexei@uakron.edu


  • 1986 Ph.D. in Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1981 M.S. in Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia

Dr. Sokolov's Research Website


Research Interests

Dynamics of Soft Matter; Glass transition and Polymer Dynamics; Raman, Brillouin and neutron scattering spectroscopies of disordered materials; Dynamics and functions of proteins and other biological macromolecules; single-molecular Raman spectroscopy; Plasmonics and nano-photonics, Properties of nano-structured and nano-composite materials.

Contact Information

Dr. Alexei Sokolov
Department of Polymer Science
The University of Akron
170 University Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Email: alexei@uakron.edu
Voice: (330) 972-8409
Fax: (330) 972-5290


More than 160 peer-reviewed publications


4 patents

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Society
American Chemical Society
Biophysical Society

Honors and Awards

2008 - Fellow of the American Physical Society
2007 - University of Akron Outstanding Researcher Award
1994-1996 - Max-Planck Fellowship
1991-1993 - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
1990 - Third prize in Physics of Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sci., Russia
1988 - First prize for young scientists of Siberian Branch of the USSR Acad. Sci., Russia