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Engineering, Physical Science
Artificial Intelligence, Bayesian Methods, Data Integration, Data Mining, Graph-Based Methods, Machine Learning, Networks

Nicholas Kotov


Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Joseph B and Florence V Cejka Professor of Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Nicholas A. Kotov is Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor in Chemical Sciences at the University of Michigan. He is a pioneer of theoretical foundations and practical implementations of complex systems from ‘imperfect’ nanoparticles that offer a vast field for the application of data science and machine learning. Chiral nanostructures, biomimetic nanocomposites, and graph theoretical representations are the focal points in his current work.  Nicholas is a recipient of more than 60 awards and recognitions. Together with his students, Nicholas founded several startups that commercialized self-assembled nanostructures for the energy, healthcare, and automotive industry. Nicholas is a Fellow of the America Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors.  He is an advocate for scientists with disabilities.