Routes to Addressable Media Over Macroscopic Areas
Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Thomas P. Russell received his PhD in 1979 in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, then spent two years at the University of Mainz and the next sixteen years he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Research Center in San Jose, CA in the Polymer Physics group. In 1996 he became a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Distinguished Professor in 2004. His research interests include the surface and interfacial properties of polymers, phase transitions in polymers, directed self-assembly processes, the use of polymers as scaffolds and templates for the generation of nanoscopic structures, the interfacial assembly of nanoparticles, and the influence of supercritical fluids on phase transitions and dynamics in polymer thin films. He became the Director of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Polymers in ‘97, an Associate Director of MassNanoTech in ‘04, Director of the Multi-University Research Initiative on Nanoscopic Assembly of Biologically Active Materials in ‘04, and an Associate Editor of Macromolecules in ‘01. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he received the A.K.Doolittle Award of the American Chemical Society in ‘84, the Cooperative Research Award from the American Chemical Society in ‘02, the Dutch Polymer Award ‘04, and the Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society in ‘05. He has over 400 publications in peer reviewed journals and six patents.