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Short Curriculum Vitae



Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-5263

Tel: (609) 258-4691     Fax: (609) 258-0211



Research Interests:   morphology, properties, and dynamics of multiphase polymeric materials, in bulk and in thin films, particularly block copolymers, polymer blends, semicrystalline polymers, and ionomers; polymer phase transitions; rheology of  associating polymers; fiber-reinforced thermoplastics; electroluminescent and  semiconducting polymers; nanopatterning and nanofabrication; applications of small-angle  scattering.

Born:  September 6, 1963; Cheverly, Maryland


Education:             Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                                                S.B. Chemistry, 1983

                                                S.B. Chemical Engineering, 1984

                                                M.S. Chemical Engineering Practice, 1985

                                University of Wisconsin - Madison

                                                Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 1989 (with Stuart L. Cooper)


Professional Appointments:

7/00-present  Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University

                           Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering (7/12-present)

                           Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (7/08-present)

                           Member, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (11/03-present)

                           Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials (9/05-11/08); Assoc. Dir. (9/03-8/05) 

7/96-7/00        Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University

                           Visitor, Exxon Corporate Laboratories (9/97-2/98, sabbatical leave)

1/90-6/96        Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University



Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2012

Graduate Mentoring Award, Princeton University , 2008

Charles M.A. Stine Award, Materials Engineering and Sciences, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2002

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2001

National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1992-1997

NEC Preceptor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1993-1996

DuPont Young Professor, 1993-1996

Unilever Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 1992

Emerson Electric Company Faculty Advancement Award in Engineering, 1990

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship, 1987-89

S.C. Johnson and Son Research Fellowship, 1986-87

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship, 1986

Rockwell International Graduate Fellowship, 1984

Robert T. Haslam Cup for Outstanding Professional Promise, MIT, 1984

Chevron Scholarship, 1983-84

Presidential Scholar, Maryland , 1980

Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi


Professional Affiliations and Activities:

Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Polymer Physics (2016)

Scientific Advisory Board, Braskem (2014-)

Member, Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee, National Research Council (2008-2011)

Editorial Board Member, Polymers for Advanced Technologies (1995-present); Journal of Polymer Science B:  Polymer Physics (2001-present;now Executive Editor); Polymer (2002-present); Macromolecules (2004-2006); Macromolecular Rapid  Communications (2007-present); Materials Science and Engineering R (2007-present)

American Physical Society (Division of Polymer Physics, DPOLY:   Publications Committee, 1998-2001; DPOLY  Vice-Chair 2002, Chair-Elect 2003, Chair 2004, Past Chair 2005)

American Chemical Society (Division of Polymer Chemistry, Events Committee Chair and Board Member, 1990- 1992; Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, Member-at-Large and Executive Committee  Member, 1993-96 and 1998-2001, Technical Program Co-Chair, 1996-1998)

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Princeton Student Chapter Advisor, 1990-1995; Materials Engineering and Sciences Division (MESD), Stine Award Selection Committee, 2002-2006, and MESD Director, 2004-2006)

Materials Research Society (MRS Bulletin 2007 Volume Organizer)

Society of Plastics Engineers, Society of Rheology