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Orlin Velev

S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor


Engineering Building I (EB1) 2030


Dr. Orlin Velev is a Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor at NC State University. Velev has contributed more than 210 publications and has presented more than 270 invited presentations. His numerous awards include NSF Career, AIChE Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress and ACS Langmuir Lecturer. Velev has been elected to an ACS Fellow and MRS Fellow. He has established a record of innovative research in the areas of colloids and nanostructures with electrical and photonic functionality, biosensors, microfluidics and nanomanufacturing. Velev has pioneered novel sustainale nanoparticle materials, and nanofibrillated polymer and biopolymer structures. He has been an advocate of incorporating the latest achievements in the areas of nanoscience and soft matter in the engineering curriculum.

New methods and technologies for microplastics characterization, collection and removal.


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