Overview of Nanostructured Fluids, Soft Materials, and Self Assembly
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, US
Dr. Lodge received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1980, and his B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, 1975. He is Editor-in-Chief, Macromolecules, and on the editorial boards of Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Polymer Science, International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization. Dr. Lodge is a recipient of the George Taylor Award for Distinguished Research, 1993, the Bush Foundation Fellowship, 1991-92, the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum Fellowship, the EPSRC Visiting Fellowship, University of Leeds, Chair Elect, Vice Chair, Chair, Division of High Polymer Physics, American Physical Society, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.Dr. Lodge’s chemistry specialties include analytical chemistry, electron microscopy, materials chemistry, polymers and rheology. His research interests include molecular-level understanding of polymer dynamics — how individual macromolecules diffuse, flow, and relax stress. Of particular interest are experiments designed to test, and discriminate among, contemporary theoretical treatments of polymer liquids. Ultimately, such information will also impact the synthesis, characterization, processing, and end-use of polymeric materials. His research group’s primary approach is experimental, but synthesis, computer simulation, and analytical calculations are also employed when appropriate.
Dr. Lodge is presenting in the special symposium on Nanostructured Fluids, Soft Materials, and Self-Assembly.