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Alexei Sokolov

Governor’s Chair for Polymer Science

Alexei Sokolov’s work in polymers involves fabricating large molecules atom by atom in an effort to control their properties and create substances with useful characteristics.

He also leads soft matter efforts at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Sokolov’s work will have implications for the development of fuel-cell technology and other alternative energy applications.

He holds appointments in UT’s Department of Chemistry and ORNL’s Division of Chemical Sciences.

Bio Pages

UT Knoxville


Lab Page

Sokolov Group

In the News

March 2017 UT-ORNL: Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

January 2013 Synopsis: Classifying Protein Wiggles

November 2012 Seven Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

May 2011 Molecular Motion


March 2009

Alexei Sokolov stands with arms crossed, smiling at the camera.

Contact Info


UT 865-974-3852
ORNL 865-574-0569

552 Dabney-Buehler Hall
1416 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-1600