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educator , Chemical engineer

Orlin D. Velev, Bulgarian, American chemical engineer, educator. Achievements include discovery of new types of self-assembling nanostructures, including new classes of microwires and microparticles; first to synthesize inverse opals, one of the most widely studied photonic materials today; patents for research; first to assemble 2D colloidal crystals and novel supraparticles.

Background

Velev, Orlin D. was born on November 3, 1963 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Education

Master of Science in Chemistry, University Sofia, Bulgaria. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sofia and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1996.

Career

Research scientist Japanese Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology program, Tsukuba, Japan, 1994—1995. Postdoctoral fellow department chemical engineering University Delaware, Newark, 1996—1998, research assistant professor department chemical engineering, 1998—2001. Assistant professor North Carolina State University, Raleigh, since 2001.

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Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of new types of self-assembling nanostructures, including new classes of microwires and microparticles. First to synthesize inverse opals, one of the most widely studied photonic materials today. Patents for research.

    First to assemble 2D colloidal crystals and novel supraparticles.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Reviewer (numerous journals). Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Crystallographic Association, Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Anka Veleva; 1 child Orlin Junior.

spouse:
Anka Veleva