New Faculty Member: Oleg Gang

Jul 01 2016

Oleg Gang joins the Columbia faculty as a Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering.

He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. (2000) from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, specializing in atomic spectroscopy and soft matter. As a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, he studied nanoscale liquid phenomena. Dr. Gang started at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2002, rising through the ranks to lead the Soft and Bio-Nanomaterials group at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials from 2008. Dr. Gang has received the University President Award and Wolf Foundation scholarship for his Ph.D. work, Distinguished Rothschild (2000) and Goldhaber (2002) fellowships, Department of Energy Outstanding Mentor Award (2009), and the Gordon Battelle Prize for Scientific Discovery (2010). Dr. Gang has been named Battelle Inventor of the Year (2016), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.