Ronald Larson

Ronald Larson
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering
George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering
A H White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering


Dow (Herbert H. Dow Building)

2300 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

(734) 936-0772


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1980
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1977
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1975

Research Interests

Complex fluids, polymers, fluid mechanics, surfactants, biomolecules, transport theory, rheology, instabilities, constitutive theory.

Honors and Awards

Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology, 2002
Alpha Chi Sigma Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2000
Publication Award, Journal of Rheology, 1999
Excellence Award, U-M Chemical Engineering Department, 1998
Prudential Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University, England, 1996
Fellow, American Physical Society, 1994
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, 1988

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