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Distinguished Visiting Professors

Russell J. Composto is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering with secondary appointments in Bioengineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Broadly, his research uses polymer physics and...

Professor Claus Eisenbach’s long-term interest has been in the design, synthesis and characterization of novel polymers and polymer materials. He has done research on assembly and structure formation in polymeric systems and structure-properties...

Harold Kroto

Sir Harold Kroto is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the area of fullerene science. In 1996 Harry was jointly awarded, with Richard Smalley and Robert Curl of Rice University, Texas, the Nobel Laureate for Chemistry for the...

E.W. Meijer

Professor E.W. (Bert) Meijer was born in Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1955. He studied at the University of Groningen, where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1978. He obtained his PhD degree cum laude from the same university...

Michele Parrinello

Professor Michele Parrinello has studied a large number of different systems, but there is one to which his name is especially linked: water. The pioneering Ab initio liquid water simulation[16] was published by Parrinello and co-workers and that...

C.N.R. Rao

Professor C.N.R. Rao is a world-renowned authority in the field of Chemistry. He is the Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of the Jawarharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research at the Indian Institute of Science,...

Manfred Rühle

Professor Manfred Rühle is one of the world's leading specialists in the study of advanced materials by high-resolution electron microscopy. His most notable achievement was the elucidation of the structure of interfaces between metals and ceramics...

Karen I. Winey is Professor and TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  She was recently a Visiting Miller...