The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomes Professor Lynn M. Walker, who will be on sabbatical on the UC Santa Barbara campus through the 2017 fall quarter.
Professor Walker joins us from Carnegie Mellon University, where she specializes in Chemical Engineering with courtesy appointments in Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering.
A faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University since 1977, Walker’s current research in the Complex Fluids and Rheology group concentrates on understanding and controlling complex, or structured, fluids in engineering applications.
The work of Walker and her group involves close collaboration with the Center for Complex Fluids Engineering, and focuses on two main themes, Impact of Nanoscale Structure on Rheology, and Behavior of Complex Systems with Fluid-Fluid Interfaces.
Her list of awards and honors include the 2016 Barbara Lazarus Award, 2016 AIChE Fellow, and 2001 NSF Career Award.
Professor Lynn Walker is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering with courtesy appointments in Chemistry and in Materials Science & Engineering. Professor. Walker received her BS Chemical Engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1990 and her PhD from the University of Delaware in 1995, under the supervision of Norman Wagner. After holding a postdoctoral position at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven Belgium, she joined Carnegie Mellon's Department of Chemical Engineering in 1997. Professor Walker was a Visiting Professor during a sabbatical at Polymer IRC, University of Leeds in 2007.