Ronald Larson is the GG Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering and the AH White Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan. He arrived at the University of Michigan in 1996, after working for 17 years at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He received a B.S in1975, an M.S. in 1977, and a Ph.D. in 1980, all in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He served as Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan from 2000 to 2008, and was Interim Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department from September 2013 through August 2014. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Larson’s research interests include the structure and flow properties of viscous or elastic fluids, sometimes called “complex fluids,” which include polymers, colloids, surfactant-containing fluids, liquid crystals, and biological macromolecules such as DNA, proteins, and lipid membranes.
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