Alexander A. Shestopalov

Assistant Professor
PhD, Duke University, 2009

248 Gavett Hall
(585) 276-5434
Fax: (585) 273-1348

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Honors & Awards

Hobbs Endowment (2009) Awards, Duke University
Burroughs Wellcome (2007)

Research Overview

Our research interests combine materials and surface chemistry with contemporary manufacturing techniques.  Our general vision is that physical and chemical properties of micro-and nano-structured materials are determined in large part by their interfaces, and that a precise control over the interfacial properties of such materials can predictable change their functions without modifying the bulk composition.  Our current projects include the development of monomolecular deposition techniques that can predictable alter electronic, biological and chemical properties of inorganic and organic interfaces, the study of new polymeric materials that can be used in scalable manufacturing of micro-and nano-structured devices, an the development of advanced manufacturing methods for multicomponent colloids with anisotropically distributed chemical, optical and magnetic properties.  Our experimental work combines an interdisciplinary mix of organic and polymer chemistry, diverse deposition and patterning techniques, advanced material and surface characterization, and optical and magnetic trapping.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • ChE 225  Thermodynamics

  • ChE 292/492  Biointerfaces
  • ChE 287/487  Surface Analysis

Selected Publications

  • Li, X.Z.; Johnson, D.; Ma, W.C.; Chung, H.; Getpreecharsawas, J.; McGrath, J.L.; Shestopalov, A.A., "Modification of Nanoporous Silicon Nitride with Stable and Functional Organic Monolayers," Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29, 5-2294-2302.
  • Li, X.Z.; Ma, W.C.; Shestopalov, A.A., "Vapor-Phase Carbenyation of Hard and Soft Material Interfaces," Langmuir, 2016, 32, 44-11386-11394.
  • Li, J.H.; Xu, L.S.; Tang, C.W.; Shestopalov, A. A., "High-Resolution Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Patterned via Contact Printing," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 26-16809-16815.
  • Li, J.H.; Xu, L.S.; Kim, S.; Shestopalov, A. A., "Urethane-Acrylate Polymers in High-Resolution Contact Printing," Journal of Materials Chemistry C,  2016, 4, 19-4155-4165.
  • Angel, F.A.; Lyubarskaya, Y.; Shestopalov, A.A.; Tang, C.W., "Degradation of Organic Self-Assembled Monolayers inside Organic Photovoltaic Devices," Organic Electronics, 2014, 15, 12-3624-3631.