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Ronald Larson

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Ronald Larson

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Chemical Engineering; George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering; Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering; Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department
3062 Dow (Herbert H. Dow Building)
2300 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136
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Phone: (734) 936-0772
Fax: (734) 763-0459


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1980
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1977
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1975

Research Interests

Complex fluids, polymers, fluid mechanics, surfactants, biomolecules, transport theory, rheology, instabilities, constitutive theory.

Honors and Awards

Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology, 2002

Alpha Chi Sigma Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2000

Publication Award, Journal of Rheology, 1999

Excellence Award, U-M Chemical Engineering Department, 1998

Prudential Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University, England, 1996

Fellow, American Physical Society, 1994

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, 1988


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