NSF IGERT Program for the Study of Multiscale Phenomena in Soft Materials

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ccnylogoline.gif - 4078 Bytes seas_crown.gif - 3603 BytesFor more information, please contact:
  • Professor Morton M. Denn, Benjamin Levich Institute, Steinman Hall #1M, City College of CUNY, New York, NY 10031, denn@ccny.cuny.edu
  • Professor Jeffrey T. Koberstein, Chemical Engineering Department, Columbia University, 812 S. W. Mudd, MC4721, New York, NY 10027, jk1191@columbia.edu

A list of participating faculty members follows. Other faculty at both institutions have active programs in soft materials and may serve as research mentors to IGERT students. In addition, both institutions offer courses in soft materials and related topics in addition to those that comprise the IGERT core.

City College of New York

denn.gif - 84226 Bytes Morton M. Denn, Principal Investigator; Director, Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics; Departments of Chemical Engineering and Physics. Research interests in: Rheology, polymer blends, transport at interfaces.
couzis.jpg - 5897 Bytes Alexander Couzis, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Polymer surfaces, self-assembled monolayers, interfacial transport.
gilchrist.jpg - 5897 Bytes Lane Gilchrist, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: In Vitro Biomembrane Hybrid Systems.
koplik.gif - 339404 Bytes Joel Koplik, Department of Physics. Research interests in: Molecular simulation, transport in randomly disordered materials.
kretzschmar.jpg - 5897 Bytes Ilona Kretzschmar, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: molecular and nanoparticle self assembly, chemical and material modification of nanoparticle surfaces, two- and three-dimensional nanoparticle assembly, vacuum technology, surface and material science.
makse.gif - 174598 Bytes Hernan Makse, Department of Physics. Research interests in: Granular materials, colloids, emulsions, glass transition, thermodynanmics of nonequilibrium systems.
maldar.jpg - 6440 Bytes Charles Maldarelli, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Interfacial phenomena, microfluidics.
Jeffrey Morris, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Suspensions, colloids, and multiphase fluid mechanics, with focus on the rheology and bulk flow
rumschitzki.jpg - 6849 Bytes David S. Rumschitzki, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Transport in biological tissue, two-fluid flows, mixing in microfluidic devices.
shattuck.gif - 54985 Bytes Mark Shattuck, Department of Physics, Research interests in: Granular materials, nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation and control.


Columbia University

koberstein.jpg - 1507 Bytes Jeffrey T. Koberstein, co-Principal Investigator; Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Polymer surfaces, thin films, biopolymers.
durning.jpg - 1912 Bytes Christopher J. Durning, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Thin film interfaces, polymer dynamics, dendrimers.
flynn.jpg - 1848 Bytes George William Flynn, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: STM and AFM of large molecules on surfaces.
kumar.jpg - 1848 Bytes Sanat Kumar, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Biochemical Engineering,Composite Materials,Interfacial Phenomena, Nanotechnology,Polymers
levicky.jpg - 1848 Bytes Rastislav Levicky (Currently at Polytechnic University), Research interests in: DNA, biotechnology, nano-structured materials.
oshaughnessy.jpg - 2348 Bytes Ben O'Shaughnessy, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Theory of polymer dynamics, reacting polymers.
shapley.jpg - 7279 Bytes Nina C. Shapley, Department of Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Multiphase fluid mechanics, rheology.
turro.jpg - 2236 Bytes Nicholas J. Turro, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Research interests in: Photochemistry, spectroscopy of complex fluids.