Alexander V. Neimark

Distinguished Professor

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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  • D.Sc. Physical Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1988
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Industry, Moscow, Russia, 1977
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 1973


  • 2021 Visiting Professor, Chimie ParisTech, University of Science and Letters, Paris, France.
  • 2019 Fellow, International Adsorption Society
  • 2018 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
  • 2018 Japan Science and Technology Agency CREST Award, Japan
  • 2018 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University College London, UK
  • 2016 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Research, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 2015 Honorary plenary session, Area 02E, AIChE annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2015 Recognition plaque for seminal contributions, AIChE Separation Division
  • 2015 Mork Family Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2013 Tomas Young Center Soiree Lecture, King’s College, London, UK
  • 2013 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
  • 2013 Rutgers Faculty Ambassador
  • 2012 Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 2012 Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Superior, Paris, France
  • 2011 Visiting Professor, Nanjing University, China
  • 2009-11 Blaise Pascal International Chair, ENS Foundation, Paris, France
  • 2008 Merit Award, Rutgers University, USA
  • 2007-13 Elected Member, Board of Directors, International Adsorption Society
  • 2006 Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2005 Most Cited Scientist, ISI Essential Science Indicators
  • 2004-5 Visiting Scholar, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • 2004 Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • 2004-5 Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel U., Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 Johnson & Johnson Focused Giving Program Award
  • 1994 Fellow, Mandelbrot Foundation for Fractals, New Haven, CT
  • 1993-4 Visiting Director of Research, National Center of Scientific Research, Poitiers, France
  • 1992-3 DFG Visiting Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • 1991-2 Humboldt Research Fellow, Humboldt Foundation, Bonn

Professional Affiliations

  • 2006-Present   Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 2000-2006  Research Director, Center for Modeling and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials, Textile Research Institute, Princeton, NJ
  • 1996-2000  Principal Scientist, Textile Research Institute, Princeton, NJ
  • 1994-1996 Professor Adjunct and Sr Research Associate, Dept. Chem. Eng., Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 1993-1994 Visiting Director of Research, National Center of Scientific Research, Poitiers, France
  • 1992-1993 DFG Visiting Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • 1991-1992 Humboldt Research Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • 1989-1994 Leading Scientist, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia
  • 1977-1988 Junior Scientist, Scientist, Senior Scientist, State R&D Institute of Chemical Industry, Moscow

Research Interests

Nanostructured and porous materials. Statistical mechanics and molecular modeling of nanophases. Interactions of fluids with nanomaterials. Interfacial thermodynamics and hydrodynamics. Adsorption in micro- and mesoporous solids. Wetting and fluid flow in porous materials and fiber systems. Thin films and foams. Characterization of porous solids and rough surfaces. Fractals. Soil remediation. Micro- and nanofluidcs of biological fluids.