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  • Timothy P. Lodge

    Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor

    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry, Polymer Nanostructures
    • Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Characterization
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry, Polymer Liquids
    • B.S. Harvard University, 1975
    • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1980
    Office: 235 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

We are interested in multicomponent polymer systems such as block copolymers, which can undergo self-assembly to form interesting nanostructures in both solution and bulk. Our program involves:

  1. synthesis of model polymers,
  2. characterization of their molecular features,
  3. assessment of the material structure by scattering and microscopy, and
  4. exploring dynamic processes such as diffusion and the kinetics of structural re-arrangement.
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016
  • Fellow, Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2016
  • Fellow, Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2016
  • Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award from the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2015 
  • Regents Professor, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Minnesota Award-American Chemical Society Minnesota Section, 2012
  • Turner Alfrey Visiting Professorship, 2011
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2010
  • Award in Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2010
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009
  • International Scientist Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 2009
  • Nelson W. Taylor Award in Materials Science, Penn State University, 2007
  • College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, University of Minnesota, 2004
  • Paul Flory Polymer Research Award, POLYCHAR, 2004
  • American Physical Society Polymer Physics Prize, 2004
  • Society of Rheology Publication Award, 2003
  • National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, 2002
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • EPSRC Visiting Fellow, University of Leeds, 1999
  • Arthur K. Doolittle Award, PMSE Division, American Chemical Society, 1998
  • Fellow of the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum, 1994-95
  • National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, 1994
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1993
  • Institute of Technology George Taylor Distinguished Research Award, 1993
  • Bush Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship, 1991-92
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991-92
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Germany, 1988
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan, 1985; 1992; 1994
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, 1981-1982
  • American Chemical Society Analytical Division Fellowship, 1980

Mailing Address

  • Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • B-6, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431