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Paul S. Russo
Professor, Hightower Chair in Biopolymers
B.S., University of Wisconsin - River Falls, 1976; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1981 PostDoc, University of Massachusetts, 1981-83
Disease-inspired materials: applications of polymers and particles inspired by animal or plant diseases. Biological and synthetic polymers in dilute and concentrated solutions, gels, liquid crystals and dispersions. Microrheology, transport, polymer and particle characterization, stability and aggregation. X-ray and light scattering, chromatography with on-line detection, fluorescence photobleaching recovery. Outreach activities in chemical education leverage academic competition and art.