Department of Chemical Engineering
3:00 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2016
1003 Kemper Hall
Abstract: This “milestone presentation” will provide an overview of significant developments in Professor Phillips’ career, and some of the influences that led to them. Emphasis will be placed on two research areas that have been a focal point of these adventures: rates of diffusion in polymer gels and multicomponent solutions, and suspension mechanics.
Biography: Professor Phillips received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis in 1984. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 1989, working with Bill Deen and John Brady, and then did postdoctoral research there with Bob Brown and Bob Armstrong. Since 1991 he has been teaching and doing research at UC Davis. He was the recipient of the UC Davis Ghausi Medal, an NSF Graduate Fellowship, an NSF CAREER award, a CNRS Poste Rouge, and several teaching awards.