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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


3062 Dow
2300 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (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 & 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

Faculty Type


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