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William Bailey Russel

A.W. Marks ‘19 Professor
and Dean Graduate School
Curriculum Vitae

Current Research Group

  • Denis Shcherbakov Ph.D. Candidate, B.S.E. California Institute of Technology
  • Rose Ndong Ph.D. Candidate, B.S. University of Massachusetts, B.A., Mount Holyoke College
  • Cindy Lau Ph.D. Candidate, B.S. University of Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin Landrum Ph.D. Candidate, B.Eng., Cooper Union College

Ph.D. Graduates

  1. Douglas H. Berry (November 1981)
    The Rheological Effects of Hydrodynamic and Electrostatic Interactions in Solutions of Semirigid Polyelectrolytes.
    Current Position: Boeing Co., Seattle WA
  2. Stephen J. Niksa (January 1982) [with D.A. Saville]
    Time-Resolved Kinetics of Rapid Coal Devolatilization.
    Current Position: Niksu Energy Associates, Belmont, CA
  3. Alan B. Glendinning (September 1982)
    Sedimentation and Diffusion in Concentrated Colloidal Dispersions.
    Current Position: Tyco Electronics Corp., Menlo Park CA
  4. Sangtae Kim (December 1982)
    Modeling of Porous Media via Renormalization of the Stokes Equation.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
  5. Christopher J. Durning (December 1982) [with L.R. Rebenfeld]
    Coupled Diffusion and Morphological Changes in Amorphous Polyesters.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City, NY
  6. Richey M. Davis (June 1984)
    The Thermodynamic and Rheological Properties of Dilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, VPISU, Blacksburg VA
  7. Jerry R. Bautista (October 1984) [with D.A. Saville]
    Time-resolved Pyrolysis Product Distributions of Softening Coals.
    Current Position: Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
  8. Alice P. Gast (October 1984) [with C.K. Hall]
    A Study of Polymer-Induced Phase Transitions in Colloidal Suspensions.
    Current Position: Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
  9. Richard C. Sonntag (June 1985)
    Structure and Breakup of Flocs Subjected to Shear Stresses.
    Current Position: DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington DE [Marshall Laboratory, Philadelphia PA]
  10. Prakash D. Patel (September 1987)
    Rheological Properties of Aqueous Colloidal Suspensions Phase Separated by Dissolved Polymer
    Current Position: Prochem Solutions Pte. Limited, Singapore
  11. Sanjib Mall (March 1988)
    The Elasticity of Flocculated Colloidal Suspensions.
    Current Position: Thinkware Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India
  12. Harry J. Ploehn (September 1988) [with C.K. Hall]
    Self-Consistent Field Theory for Polymer Adsorption.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC
  13. Norman J. Wagner (October 1988)
    Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Concentrated Suspensions.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark DE
  14. François Auzerais (November 1988) [with R. Jackson]
    Transient Settling of Stable and Flocculated Dispersions.
    Current Position: Schlumberger-Doll Research, Houston TX
  15. Carolyn L. Bolton (January 1989) [with P.G. Debenedetti]
    Brownian Dynamics Studies of the Disorder-Order Transition in Concentrated Colloidal Suspensions.
  16. Kevin E. Davis (September 1989)
    Sedimentation and Crystallization of Hard-Sphere Colloidal Suspensions.
    Current Position: ICI Americas, Beaumont TX
  17. Maria M. Santore (September 1989) [with R.K. Prud'homme]
    The Effects of Hydrophobically Modified Water-Soluble Polymer on the Phase Behavior of Colloidal Dispersions.
    Current Position: Department of Polymer Science and Materials, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
  18. Francisco E. Torres (October 1990) [with W.R. Schowalter]
    Rapid Coagulation of Colloids in Viscous Flows.
    Current Position: Xerox PARC, Palo Alto CA
  19. Charlton Shen (November 1994)
    Consolidating Flocculated Colloidal Dispersions from Aggregates to Networks.
    Current Position: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., Concord, Massachusetts
  20. Mae C. Grant (December 1994)
    Structure and Elasticity of Colloidal Silica Gels.
    Current Position: Huntsman Advanced Materials, Brewster, NY
  21. Robert A. Lionberger (December 1995)
    Rheology, Structure, and Diffusion in Concentrated Colloidal Dispersions.
    Current Position: US Food and Drug Administration, Gaithersburg MD
  22. Ramesh Hariharan (February 1996)
    Diblock Copolymers Adsorption on Colloidal Spheres: Studies in Selective and non-Selective Solvents.
    Current Position: McKinsey & Company, Florham Park, NJ
  23. Udit Batra (June 1996)
    Structure and Rheology of AOT Microemulsions: Viscosity Anomalies, Fluctuations, and Associating Polymers.
    Current Position: Novartis International AG, Basel, Switzerland
  24. Jacqueline A. Goveas (October 1996)
    Problems in Statics and Dynamics of Self-Assembling Systems.
  25. See-Eng Phan (February 1998)
    Thermodynamic and Rheological Properties of Hard Sphere Dispersions.
    Current Position: Applied Materials, Santa Clara CA
  26. Quynh T. Pham (November 1999)
    Phase Behavior and Rheology of Telechelic Associative Polymers in Solution and Latex Dispersions.
    Current Position: Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Care Products, Skillman, NJ
  27. Chaijen Lai (November 1999) [with R.A. Register]
    Block Copolymer Phase Behavior: From Melt to Solution.
    Current Position: Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick NJ
  28. Alexander F. Routh (January 2000)
    A Process Model for Latex Film Formation.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK
  29. Surita R. Bhatia (February 2000)
    Structure and Rheology of Associative Triblocks in Microemulsion Solutions.
    Current Position: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
  30. Stacey L. Elliott (December 2000)
    Effects of Grafted and Soluble Polymer on the Structure and Rheology of Dispersions.
    Current Position: CIBA Vision Corporation, Duluth GA [National Starch & Chemicals, Bridgewater NJ]
  31. Bing-Shiou Yang (January 2002)
    Interaction between Hydrophobically Modified Polymer and Surfactant Mesophases.
    Current Position: Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick NJ
  32. Xiaoxia Meng (April 2003)
    Correlations between Molecular Structure, Aggregation, and Rheology for Telechelic Associative Polymers in Aqueous Solutions.
    National Starch and Chemicals, Bridgewater NJ
  33. Brian Hamilton (September 2003)
    Preparation and Characterization of Polyelectrolyte Coated Particles.
    Current Position: Merck & Co., West Point PA
  34. W. Todd Gilleland (May 2004)
    New Bounds to Estimate the Sedimentation Velocities of Monodisperse and Binary Colloidal Suspensions.
    Current Position: SciTec, Princeton NJ
  35. Leonard F. Pease III (October 2005)
    Pattern Formation in Polymer via Electrohydrodynamic Instabilities and Glassy Fracture.
    Current Position: National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Bethesda MD
  36. Ning Wu (September 2008)
    Nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation via electrohydrodynamic instabilities.
    Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Engineering Sciences at Harvard University
  37. Paul R. Barkofsky (April 2010)
    Polyelectrolyte Layers for Colloid Stabilization: Interaction Forces and Electrokinetics.
    Current Position: Vascular Therapies, Cresskill  NJ

MSE Graduates

  1. Mark Iiyama (1978)
    The Viscosity of Dilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions.
  2. Mark A. Ziegler (1979) [with R.P. Andres]
    Application of Superheated Liquids in Spraying
  3. Lawrence E. Heyd (1982) [with D.A. Saville]
    Weight Loss Behavior of Coal during Rapid Pyrolysis and Hydropyrolysis
  4. Paul A. Sprague (1985)
    Colloidal Silica Dispersions as a Model System for Studying Microstructure Development during Slip Casting
  5. Frank T.Y. Chiu (1992)
    Sedimentation of Nanoscale Particles.

Post-doctoral Fellows 1990-

  1. Michele Gee 1990-91
    PhD, Chemistry, University of Melbourne
    Current Position: Associate Professor and Reader, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, AU
  2. Andrei Potanin 1993-94
    PhD, Physical Chemistry, Moscow State University
    Current Position: Research Staff, Quantegy, Opelika AL
  3. Jixiang Zhu 1992-97 [with P.M. Chaikin]
    PhD, Physics, City College of New York
    Current Position: Correlator.com, Bridgewater NJ
  4. Zhengdong Cheng 1998-2000 [with P.M. Chaikin]
    PhD, Physics, Princeton University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  5. Fabian Gerbel 1999-2000 [with P.M. Chaikin]
    PhD, Biophysics, Curie Institute, Paris
  6. Andrew D. Hollingsworth 1997-2005 [with D.A. Saville/P.M. Chaikin]
    PhD, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
    Current Position: Research Staff, New York University
  7. Isabella Goldmints 1999-2000
    PhD, Chemical Engineering, MIT
    Current Position: Senior Research Engineer, Infineum, Linden NJ
  8. Mischa Megens 1999-2001
    PhD, Physics, University of Amsterdam
    Current Position: Staff Member, Philips Research, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  9. Reghan Hill 2000-2003 [with D.A. Saville]
    PhD, Chemical Engineering, Cornell
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  10. Mahesh Tirumkudulu 2001-2003
    PhD, Chemical Engineering, CCNY
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  11. Weining Man 2005-07
    PhD, Physics, Princeton University
    Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, New York University