Glenn Fredrickson

Glenn Fredrickson

Mitsubishi Chemical Professor


(805) 893-8308
3105 MRL Bldg
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

Assistant Contact Information: 

Jess Henry
(805) 893-5112
MRL, Room 3107


ChemE Research Areas: 


Election to the National Academy of Sciences
Materials Theory Award from the Materials Research Society
William H. Walker Award from the AIChE
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Election to the National Academy of Engineering
Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Fellow, American Physical Society
Research Collaboration Award, Council for Chemical Research
Cooperative Research Award, PMSE Division, American Chemical Society
Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society
Alpha Chi Sigma Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
John H. Dillon Medal, American Physical Society
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation


Research Description: 

Theoretical analysis of complex fluids and polymers including suspensions, polymer solutions, and melts, and especially block and graft copolymers. A major effort involves the development of new computer simulation tools for analyzing statistical field theory models of polymers and complex fluids -- "field theoretic simulations" -- and the application of such tools to the design of improved complex fluid formulations and high performance plastic materials.

  • Polymers and complex fluids
  • Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • Transport phenomena


BS: Chemical Engineering, University of Florida
MS: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
PhD: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

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