Lammot du Pont Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
areas of expertise: chemical engineering, molecular engineering of soft condensed matter, polymer physics and engineering, statistical mechanics and molecular simulation, multiscale modeling, process-structure-property relationships, electrospinning and nanofiber technology
Gregory C. Rutledge is the Lammot du Pont Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He holds a BS from the University of Virginia and PhD from MIT, both in chemical engineering.
Before obtaining his PhD, Rutledge worked for the Dow Chemical Company. He subsequently held postdoctoral appointments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and at the University of Leeds, England. Since joining the faculty at MIT, he has served as director of the Program in Polymer Science and Technology and as executive officer in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Rutledge’s research is in the area of molecular engineering of soft matter — in particular the development of process-structure-property relationships for engineered polymers — through the use of molecular simulation and experiment. Since 2001, he and his co-workers have published extensively on the fabrication, properties and applications of polymeric nanofibers and nonwoven membranes formed by the process of electrospinning.
He has authored or co-authored more than 200 book chapters and papers in refereed journals or archival conference proceedings, given 150 invited lectures, and applied for or been issued eight patents. He is an associate editor or editorial board member for Macromolecules, Polymer and the Journal of Engineering Fibers and Fabrics. He is a 1994 recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award and the 2000 H. A. Morton Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron, and he has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 2005.
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