Phelan, F. Jr.
National Institute of Standands & Technolog (NIST)
Fred Phelan Jr. received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buffalo in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1989. Since then, he has worked in the Polymers Division, now the Materials Science and Engineering Division (MSED) in the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is currently a member of the Functional Polymers Group. Current work is focused on molecular modeling of colloidal systems as applied to the separation of carbon nanotubes, atomistic modeling of material systems for applications in composites, and development of coarse-grained models for polymers. He is also developing tools and data repositories to support multiscale modeling for the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).