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Morton Denn Curriculum Vita

 

Morton Denn
Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering Emeritus

Levich Institute, Steinman Hall, #1M-18
City College of CUNY
140th Street and Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-7444
Fax: (212) 650-6835

EDUCATION:

  • B.S.E. Princeton University, 1961, Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1964, Chemical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware, 1964-65, Chemical Engineering

EXPERIENCE:


     City College of CUNY:

  • Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, January, 2001 - August 2014
  • Director, The Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, July 2000 - February, 2015
  • Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1999 - 2014
  • Professor of Physics, 2001 - 2014
     University of California at Berkeley:

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1981- 99; Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1991-94
     Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:

  • Program Leader, Polymers and Composites, Center for Advanced Materials, 1983- 99
  • Head of Materials Chemistry, Materials Sciences Division, 1995 - 98
     University of Delaware:

  • Assistant Professor to Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1965-77
  • Allan P. Colburn Professor, 1977-81
     Visiting Positions:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chem. Eng'g., Visiting Lecturer, 1978-85
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Harry Pierce Professor, Sept., 1979 - Jan., 1980
  • California Institute of Technology, Chevron Energy Professor, February-July, 1980
  • University of Melbourne, Australia, Visiting Professor, January-June, 1985
  • Hebrew University, Israel, Forchheimer Visiting Professor, Sept., 1998 - Jan., 1999
  • Hebrew University, Israel, Lady Davis Visiting Professor, October, 2009-May, 2010
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Erasmus Mundus Scholar, Eurheo Program, May-June, 2011, 2014
  • University of Amsterdam, Institute of Physics, Visiting Scholar, June, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
     Editorial Positions:

  • Editor, Journal of Rheology, 1995-2005
  • Editor, AIChE Journal, 1985-91; Consulting Editor, AIChE Journal, 1991- 95
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 1976-
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Chemical Engineering, 1984-85, 1992-2003
  • Editorial Board, Rheologica Acta, 1995-2005
HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1971-72
  • Professional Progress Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1977
  • Fulbright Lecturer, 1979-80
  • William H. Walker Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1984
  • Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology, 1986
  • National Academy of Engineering, elected 1986
  • Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award, American Soc. for Engineering Education, 1993
  • Warren K. Lewis Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1998
  • Institute Lecturer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1999
  • D. Sc. (honorary), University of Minnesota, 2001
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 2001
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society of Rheology, 2005
  • Founders Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Chemical Engineering Pedagogy, American Society for Engineering Education, 2014
  • Publication Award (with R. Mari, R. Seto, and J. F. Morris), Society of Rheology, 2015
PUBLICATIONS:

Books:
  • Optimization by Variational Methods, McGraw-Hill, 1969; reprint edition, Robert Krieger, 1978.
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis (with T. W. F. Russell), Wiley, 1972; Spanish language edition, eds. Limusa, 1976.
  • Stability of Reaction and Transport Processes, Prentice-Hall, 1975.
  • Process Fluid Mechanics, Prentice-Hall, 1980.
  • Process Modeling, Longman/Wiley, 1986.
  • Polymer Melt Processing: Foundations in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
  • Chemical Engineering: An Introduction, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011
Edited Volumes:

  • Chemical Process Control (edited with A. S. Foss), AIChE Symposium Series, No. 159, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, 1976.
Book Chapters:

  • Modeling for Process Control, in Advances in Control and Dynamic Systems, Vol. XV, C. T. Leondes, ed., Academic Press, 1979, p. 147
  • Fibre Spinning, in Computational Analysis of Polymer Processing, J. R. A. Pearson and S. Richardson, eds., Elsevier Applied Science Publ., 1983, p. 179
  • Coal Gasification Reactors (with R. Shinnar), in Chemical Reaction and Reactor Engineering, J. J. Carberry and A. Varma, eds., Marcel Dekker, 1986, p. 499
  • Processing, Modeling, in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, vol. 13, J. I. Kroschwitz, ed., Wiley, 1988, p. 425; abridged version printed in Concise Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, J. I. Kroschwitz, ed., Wiley, 1990, p. 909
  • The Identity of our Profession, in C. W. Colton, ed., Perspectives in Chemical Engineering (Advances in Chemical Engineering, 16), Academic Press, NY, 1991, p. 565
  • Processing, Modeling, in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, 3rd Ed., vol. 11, J. I. Kroschwitz, ed., Wiley, 2004, pp. 263-287.
Recent Policy Committee Reports:

  • Testing of Body Armor Materials: Phase III (with the Board on Army Science and Technology Committee on Testing of Body Armor Materials for the U. S. Army - Phase III, L. G. Lehowicz, Chair), National Academy Press, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-309-25599-8
Recent Papers:

  • Interacting Two-Dimensional Bubbles and Droplets in a Yield-Stress Fluid (with J. P. Singh), Phys. Fluids, 20, 040901 (2008).
  • Surface-Induced Morphology and Free Energy Pathways in Breakup of a Nematic Liquid Crystalline Cylinder (with R. K. Goyal), Phys. Rev. E, 76, 021706 (2008)
  • Simulation of non-isothermal draw and twist of a bi-component chiral glass fiber (with P. Zamankhan), Chem. Eng. Sci., 64, 1687-1694 (2009)
  • Yield stress fluids slowly yield to analysis (with D. Bonn), Science, 324, 1401-1402 (2009).
  • Simulation of Polymer Melt Processing, AIChE Journal, 55, 1641-1647 (2009).
  • Issues in the flow of yield-stress liquids (with D. Bonn), Rheologica Acta, 50, 307-315 (2011).
  • Stochastic simulation of entangled polymeric liquids in fast flows: Microstructure modification (with J. Park and D. W. Mead), J. Rheology, 56, 1057-1081 (2012).
  • Discontinuous shear thickening of frictional hard-sphere suspensions (with R. Seto, R. Mari, and J. F. Morris), Phys. Rev. Letters, 111, 218301 (2013)
  • Shear thickening, frictionless and frictional rheologies in non-Brownian suspensions (with R. Mari, R. Seto, and J. F. Morris), J. Rheology, 58, 1693 - 1724 (2014). [Society of Rheology 2015 Publication Award]
  • The essential role of frictional contact in shear thickening (with R. Seto, R. Mari, and J. F. Morris), Japanese J. Multiphase Flow, 28, 296303 (2014)
  • LAOS: The strain softening/strain hardening paradox (with M. R. B. Mermet-Guyennet, J. Gianfelice de Castro, M. Habibi, N. Martzel, and D. Bonn), J. Rheology, 59, 21-32 (2015).
  • Nonmonotonic flow curves of shear thickening suspensions (with R. Mari, R. Seto, and J. F. Morris), Phys. Rev. E, 91, 052302 (2015).
  • Local rheology of suspensions and dry granular materials (with H. de Cagny, A. Fall, and D. Bonn), J. Rheology, 59, 957-969 (2015).
 
 
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