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Boris Yakobson

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice University
United States of America

Boris Yakobson


Dr. Yakobson is the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in Engineering. Dr. Yakobson holds a joint appointment between the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and the Department of Chemistry. In 2008, Yakobson received a Nano 50 Award from the science magazine, Nanotech Briefs, for his innovation in nanotechnology, and in 2009, the Department of Energy R&D Award. 

Research Interest

Theory and modeling of structure, kinetics, and properties of materials


  • Yakobson B (2010) Large scale growth and characterization of atomic hexagonal boron nitride layers. Nano Letters 10: 3209-3215.

  • Yakobson B (1996) Nanomechanics of carbon tubes: instabilities beyond linear response. Phys Rev Letter 76: 2511.

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