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Professor Steve Granick - Robert Barrett Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering

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The PSE Department is delighted to announce the hiring of Professor Steve Granick, who has been nominated for, and will soon be affirmed as, the new Robert Barrett Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering.  Granick is a world-renowned polymer scientist who previously was Professor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and Director of the Center for Soft and Living Matter at the Institute of Basic Science in South Korea.  Granick gained his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin, respectively, and he did two post-doctoral stints, one at the University of Minnesota with Matt Tirrell and one at the Collège de France with P.G. de Gennes.  His research has had major impacts in topical areas as diverse as interface science, colloids, polymers, biomacromolecules, membranes, complex liquids, solution and melt physics, lubrication, active matter, rheology, and imaging science.  Granick has garnered numerous honors, notably the Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society and the Surface and Colloid Chemistry Prize of the American Chemical Society.  He is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  Granick will be appointed Adjunct Professor in the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Physics.

September 12, 2022