Professor Robert C. Armstrong is the Chevron Professor and former Department Head of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); He served as co-chair of MIT’s Energy Research Council and is presently Director of the MIT Energy Initiative. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology with highest honors in 1970, with the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Degree. He then received the Doctor of Philosophy in 1973 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in Chemical Engineering.
Professor Armstrong has received a number of awards, including the AIChE Warren K. Lewis Award, AIChE Professional Progress Award, the Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Distinguished Service Citation, and election to the Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. His two-volume book, “Dynamics of Polymer Liquids” has been named a Citation Classic. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Professor Armstrong has published and lectured extensively in the areas of energy, polymer fluid mechanics, and the rheology of complex materials.