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Glenn H. Fredrickson


Glenn H. Fredrickson

University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Talk: Modeling asymmetric polymer membrane formation processes: NIPS & SNIPS

Glenn H. Fredrickson is a soft matter theorist recognized for his work on self-assembling polymers, especially block copolymers. He pioneered a “field-theoretic simulation” technique involving a direct numerical attack on field theory models that has been widely deployed to assess the structure and phase behavior of complex, multiphase polymer systems.

Fredrickson was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Indialantic, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the same discipline from Stanford University. In 1984, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff, and moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1990 as a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials. Fredrickson is currently a Distinguished Professor at UCSB and a Member of the Board of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, where he was previously Chief Technology Officer. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.