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Morton Denn

Morton Denn

Physics

Director of the Levich Institute


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Office Phone: (212) 650-7444

Education:

  1. * B.S.E. Princeton University, 1961, Chemical Engineering
  2. * Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1964, Chemical Engineering
  3. * Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware, 1964-65, Chemical Engineering

Biography:


  • Director, The Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, July 2000 -
  • Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1999 -
  • Professor of Physics, 2001 -
Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, January, 2001 –      University of California at Berkeley:
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1981- 99; Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1991-94
     Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:
  • Program Leader, Polymers and Composites, Center for Advanced Materials, 1983- 99
  • Head of Materials Chemistry, Materials Sciences Division, 1995 - 98
     University of Delaware:
  • Assistant Professor to Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1965-77
  • Allan P. Colburn Professor, 1977-81
     Visiting Positions:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chem. Eng'g., Visiting Lecturer, 1978-85
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Harry Pierce Professor, Sept., 1979 - Jan., 1980
  • California Institute of Technology, Chevron Energy Professor, February-July, 1980
  • University of Melbourne, Australia, Visiting Professor, January-June, 1985
  • Hebrew University, Israel, Forchheimer Visiting Professor, Sept., 1998 - Jan., 1999
     Editorial Positions:
  • Editor, Journal of Rheology, 1995-2005
  • Editor, AIChE Journal, 1985-91; Consulting Editor, AIChE Journal, 1991- 95
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 1976-
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Chemical Engineering, 1984-85, 1992-2003
  • Editorial Board, Rheologica Acta, 1995-2005

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1971-72
  • Professional Progress Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1977
  • Fulbright Lecturer, 1979-80
  • William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1984
  • Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology, 1986
  • National Academy of Engineering, elected 1986
  • Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award, American Soc. for Engineering Education, 1993
  • Warren K. Lewis Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1998
  • Institute Lecturer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1999
  • D. Sc. (honorary), University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society of Rheology, 2005

LATEST PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

  • Optimization by Variational Methods, McGraw-Hill, 1969; reprint edition, Robert Krieger, 1978.
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis (with T. W. F. Russell), Wiley, 1972; Spanish language edition, eds. Limusa, 1976.
  • Stability of Reaction and Transport Processes, Prentice-Hall, 1975.
  • Process Fluid Mechanics, Prentice-Hall, 1980.
  • Process Modeling, Longman/Wiley, 1986.


Book Chapters:

  • Modeling for Process Control, in Advances in Control and Dynamic Systems, Vol. XV, C. T. Leondes, ed., Academic Press, 1979, p. 147
  • Fibre Spinning, in Computational Analysis of Polymer Processing, J. R. A. Pearson and S. Richardson, eds., Elsevier Applied Science Publ., 1983, p. 179
  • Coal Gasification Reactors (with R. Shinnar), in Chemical Reaction and Reactor Engineering, J. J. Carberry and A. Varma, eds., Marcel Dekker, 1986, p. 499
  • Processing, Modeling, in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, vol. 13, J. I. Kroschwitz, ed., Wiley, 1988, p. 425; abridged version printed in Concise Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, J. I. Kroschwitz, ed., Wiley, 1990, p. 909
  • The Identity of our Profession, in C. W. Colton, ed., Perspectives in Chemical Engineering (Advances in Chemical Engineering, 16), Academic Press, NY, 1991, p. 565


Recent Papers:

  • Rupture of entangled polymeric liquids in elongational flow (with Y. M Joshi), J. Rheology, 47, 291-298 (2003).
  • Interactions of two rigid spheres translating collinearly in creeping flow in a Bingham material (with B. T. Liu and S. J. Muller), J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 113, 49-67 (2003)
  • Interfacial tension of liquid crystalline droplets (with P. K. Rai and C. Maldarelli), Langmuir, 19, 7370-7373 (2003)
  • Planar Contraction Flow with a Slip Boundary Condition (with Y. M. Joshi), J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 114, 185 -195 (2003).
  • Failure and recovery of entangled polymer melts in elongational flow (with Y. M. Joshi), Rheology Review 2004, D. M. Binding and K. Walters, Eds., British Soc. Rheology, 2004, pp. 1 - 17.
  • Surface effects on the phase separation of binary polymer blends (with X. Li), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 354-363 (2004).
  • Rupture of entangled polymeric liquids in elongational flow with dissipation (with Y. M. Joshi), J. Rheology, 48, 591-598 (2004).
  • Monte Carlo simulation of steady extensional flows (with X. Li), J. Rheology, 48, 805-821 (2004).
  • Fifty Years of Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics, AIChE Journal, 50, 2335-2345 (2004).
  • Rheology of a dispersion of low-molar-mass liquid crystal droplets in polydimethylsiloxane (with Y. W. Inn), J. Rhology, 49, 875-886 (2005).
  • Gel formation and collapse in a dispersion of a low molar mass liquid crystal in a polymer matrix (with Y. W. Inn), J. Rheology, 49, 887-895 (2005).
  • Effect of edge fracture on constant torque rheometry of entangled polymer solutions (with Y. W. Inn and K. F. Wissbrun), Macromolecules, 38, 9385-9388 (2005).
  • Dielectric spectroscopy of liquid crystalline dispersions (with P. K. Rai and B. Khusid), Langmuir, 22, 2528-2533 (2006).
  • A full-chain stochastic tube model for entangled melts and solutions of linear polymers (with F. Xu and J. D. Schieber), J. Rheology, 50, 477-494 (2006).
  • Orientational multiplicity and transitions in liquid crystalline droplets (with R. K. Goyal), Phys. Rev. E, 75, 021704 (2007).
  • A stochastic chain simulation of wall slip in entangled polymer melts (with F. Xu and J. D. Schieber), J. Rheolo
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