Dr.Vesselin Shanov is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received his MS in Electronic Materials from the Technological University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1970. In 1980, he completed his PhD in Solid State Chemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany and at the Technological University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dr. Shanov regularly participates in the student recruitment efforts at the College of Engineering. He meets weekly with many prospective students and their parents. He has been actively involved in educational outreach through programs at UC, such as Science and Engineering Camps, including Men in Engineering, Women in Engineering, and Materials Camp for high school students and science teachers.
Dr. Shanov developed and taught a new undergraduate course titled CME 110 “Technology Lab Class” and several Nanotechnology classes for undergraduate and graduate students: (20 ENFD 278 “Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology” and 20 ENFD 279 “Experimental Nanoscale Science and Technology“). He has served as an advisor to over 30 graduate students in Europe and to 15 students in the United States.
Dr. Shanov has received several prestigious awards, including the Fulbright Award for Research and Teaching in USA, German Academic Foundation (DAAD) Grants, and the Bulgarian Patent Office Award for Distinguished Patent. He is a member of the Materials Research Society and former President of the Bulgarian Fulbright Alumni Association. Dr. Shanov`s recent breakthrough achievement, accomplished with the help of Dr. Schulz of University of Cincinnati, in growing the longest carbon nanotube arrays has attracted the attention of the scientific community. NSF Special Press Release on this topic.
Dr. Shanov has published 145 papers, 14 patents, 3 books, and has been part of 40 funded proposals including many with NSF, the US NAVY, the US Air Force, and industries. He was selected a “Distinguished Professor” at the Department of CME for the 2006/2007 academic year.
Dr. Shanov co-directs the UC Nanoworld with Dr. Mark Schulz.Nanoworld is a large interdisciplinary teaching and research laboratory located in the College of Engineering. It has unique facilities enabling synthesis, processing, and device fabrication based on nanostructured materials. Nanoworld carries an important mission helping to recruit, excite, and retain the undergraduate students at the UC College of Engineering.