Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Julia A. Kornfield

Julia A. Kornfield

Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor of Chemical Engineering

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Caltech, 1983; M.S., 1984; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1990-95; Associate Professor, 1995-2001; Professor, 2001-19; Gilloon Professor, 2020-.

Research Overview

Professor Kornfield’s research focuses on molecular and microscopic aspects of polymer viscoelasticity and the application of optical, NMR and x-ray techniques to observe order and dynamics in polymers, including associative polymers, block copolymers, liquid-crystalline polymers, semicrystalline polymers and polymer gels.