PSE@UMASS Thomas Russell Research Group

Prof. Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell Thomas P. Russell
Distinguished Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering Department
Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Polymers
Associate Director, MassNanoTech
Associate Editor, Macromolecules
Address: Polymer Science and Engineering Department
Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Telephone Number: 413-577-1516
Facsimile Number: 413-577-1510
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  • Ph. D., Polymer Science and Engineering, 1979, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M. S., Polymer Science and Engineering, 1976, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • B. S., Chemistry, 1976, Boston State College
  • Universitaet Mainz, Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie, Research Fellow, Mainz, Germany,
  • International Business Machines Corporation, Research Division, Research Staff Member,
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst,
        Research Assistant, Polymer Science and Engineering, 1974-1979
        Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, 1996-present
        Distinguished University Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, 2004-present
  • Arthur K. Doolittle Award, American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (with J. T. Koberstein), 1984
  • Invention Achievement Award, IBM, 1989
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1990
  • Advisory Board, Macromolecules, 1992-1995
  • Advisory Board, Acta Polymerica, 1991-present
  • Advisory Board, Advances in Chemical Physics, 1992-present
  • Consulting Professor, Stanford University, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, 1992-1995
  • Elected Chairman, Division of High Polymer Physics, American Physical Society, 1993
  • Elected Vice President, Neutron Scattering Society of America, 1993-1996
  • Chairman, Steering Committee for the Spallation Neutron Source, 1996-98
  • Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Massachusetts, 1997-present
  • Chairman, Solid State Science Committee, National Research Council, 1998-99
  • Advisory Board, Journal of Polymer Science, Physics Edition, 1999-present
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Spallation Neutron Source, 1998-present
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Symyx Technologies, 1999-present
  • Dorn Lecture, Northwestern University, June 2000
  • Associate Editor, Macromolecules, 2001-present
  • Silvio P. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2001
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002
  • 2003 American Chemical Society Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering (with C.J.Hawker)
  • Rhodia Professorship, Rhodia Corporation, 2003
  • Advisory Board, Advanced Materials, 2004-present.
  • Dutch Polymer Award, 2004
  • Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science, University of Massachusetts, 2004
  • Polymer Physics Prize, Division of Polymer Physics, American Physical Society, 2004
  • Editorial Board, Polymer Journal, 2005
  • International Editorial Advisory Board Member, Soft Matter, 2005
  • Board of Directors, Materials Research Society, 2006
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