Igor Sokolov

Igor Sokolov

(617) 627-2548
212 College Avenue, Room 167
Research/Areas of Interest:

Engineering for Health -> Physics of cancer and aging -> Mechanics of biomaterials at the nanoscale, Synthesis and study of functionals nanomaterials for biomedical imaging and drug delivery, Advanced imaging for medical diagnostics, Novel processes and materials for dentistry: nano-polishing and self-healing materials


  • Ph.D., Soviet Bureau of Standards (Russian NIST), St. Petersburg, Soviet Union, Russia, 1991
  • B.S. with honors, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, Russian Federation, 1984


Igor Sokolov received his B.S. in physics from St. Petersburg State University and his Ph.D. from D.I. Mendeleev Central Institute for Metrology (Russian NIST), both in Russia. In 1992, he was the recipient of the E.L. Ginzton International Fellowship Award from Stanford University for his work on atomic force microscopy. Sokolov worked as a research associate in the University of Toronto's Departments of Microbiology, Physics, and Chemistry before moving to Clarkson University in 2000 to join the Physics Department, where he achieved the title of professor and served as director of the Nanoengineering and Biotechnology Laboratories Center. Now, he is a full professor and Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow at Tufts University.

During his career, Sokolov has consulted for large corporations such as Proctor and Gamble, General Electric, Arkema Group, Inc. and Purdue Pharma. He has190+ refereed publications, including in journals such as Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Methods, Physical Review Letters, Materials Today, Advanced Materials, etc. He holds 20+ patents (issued and pending).