You are here: Home > People > Faculty Members > Glenn H. Fredrickson

Contact Information

Email: Click to Mail

Phone: (805) 893-8308

Fax: (805) 893-8797

Office Location: 3105 MRL Building

Address: 3105 MRL Bldg - MC 5121
Materials Research Laboratory
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121

Director, Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM)

Director, Complex Fluids Design Consortium (CFDC)

Member of the Board,
Chief Technology Officer,
Managing Executive Officer, R&D Strategy Office
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Lab Phone: (805) 893-7913

Assistant Information

Name: Sara Bard

Email: Click to Mail

Phone: 805-893-7913

Fax: (805) 893-8797

Web Pages

Research Group Home Page

Course Pages

ChE 230A

ChE 210B

ChE 210C

ChE 132B

Education & Honors

BS: Chemical Engineering, University of Florida

MS: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

PhD: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science;
Election to the National Academy of Engineering;
Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences;
Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers;
Fellow, American Physical Society;
Research Collaboration Award, Council for Chemical Research;
Cooperative Research Award, PMSE Division, American Chemical Society;
Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society;
Alpha Chi Sigma Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers;
John H. Dillon Medal, American Physical Society;
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow;
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award;
Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation;


Professor Fredrickson's research involves the theoretical analysis of complex fluids and polymers including suspensions, polymer solutions, and melts, and especially block and graft copolymers. A major effort involves the development of new computer simulation tools for analyzing statistical field theory models of polymers and complex fluids -- "field theoretic simulations" -- and the application of such tools to the design of improved complex fluid formulations and high performance plastic materials.

  • polymers and complex fluids
  • thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
  • transport phenomena


Online Publication List

"Numerical Coarse-Graining of Fluid Field Theories," M. C. Villet and G. H. Fredrickson, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 034109 (2010).

"Processing-Structure-Mechanical Property Relationships of Semicrystalline Polyolefin Based Block Copolymers," F. Deplace, Z. Wang, N. A. Lynd, A. Hotta, J. M. Rose, P. D. Hustad, J. Tian, H. Ohtaki, G. W. Coates, F. Shimizu, K. Hirokane, F. Yamada, Y.-W. Shin, L. Rong, J. Zhu, S. Toki, B. S. Hsiao, G. H. Fredrickson, and E. J. Kramer, J. Polym. Sci.: Part B: Polym. Phys. 48, 1428 (2010).

"Field Theoretic Simulations in the Gibbs Ensemble," R. A. Riggleman and G. H. Fredrickson, J. Chem. Phys 132, 024104 (2010).

"Design of Soft and Strong Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Nonlinear Block Copolymer Architectures Using Self-Consistent Field Theory," N. A. Lynd, F. T. Oyerokun, D. O’Donoghue, D. L. Handlin, and G. H. Fredrickson, Macromolecules 43, 3479 (2010).

"Field-Theoretic Model of Inhomogeneous Supramolecular Polymer Networks and Gels," A. Mohan, R. Elliott, and G. H. Fredrickson, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 174903 (2010).

"Self-Consistent Field Simulations of Self- and Directed-Assembly in a Mixed Polymer Brush," S. Hur, A. L. Frischknecht, D. L. Huber, and G. H. Fredrickson, Soft Matter 7, 8776 (2011).

"Macro- and Microphase Separation in Multifunctional Supramolecular Polymer Networks," Z. Mester, A. Mohan, and G. H. Fredrickson, Macromolecules 44, 9411 (2011).

"Investigation of the Interfacial Tension of Complex Coacervates Using Field-Theoretic Simulations," R. A. Riggleman, R. Kumar, and G. H. Fredrickson, J. Chem. Phys. 136, 024903 (2012).

"The Effect of Film Thickness and Domain Spacing on Defect Densities in Directed Self-Assembly of Cylindrical Morphology Block Copolymers," V. Mishra, G. H. Fredrickson, and E. J. Kramer, ACS Nano 6, 2629 (2012).

"Chebyshev Collocation in Polymer Field Theory: Applications to Wetting Phenomena," S. Hur, C. J. Garcia-Cervera, and G. H. Fredrickson, Macromolecules 45, 2905 (2012).

"Multiblock Polymers: Panacea or Pandora's Box?" F. S. Bates, M. A. Hillmyer, T. P. Lodge, C. Bates, K. T. Delaney, and G. H. Fredrickson, Science 336, 434 (2012).

"Tough and Elastic Thermoplastic Organogels and Elastomers Made of Semi-Crystalline Polyolefin-based Block Copolymers," F. Deplace, A. K. Scholz, G. H. Fredrickson, E. J. Kramer, Y.-W. Shin, F. Shimizu, F. Zuo, L. Rong, B. S. Hsiao, and G. W. Coates, Macromolecules 45, 5604 (2012).