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Nicholas Kotov

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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.


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