Examination of the ten classes of polymer phase transitions and how they couple to each other. This includes both equilibrium and kinetic aspects. A study of their use as technology opportunities and in modeling biological self-assembly. The ten phase transitions are  Helix to random Coil,  Collapse transition,  Adsorption onto surface,  Polymer threading a membrane,  Equilibrium polymerization, Polymer-polymer or polymer solvent transitions,  Crystallization,  Liquid crystals and plastic crystals,  Glasses and gels,  Soaps/block copolymers/membranes/micelle/vesicles.
Awards and Honors
Characterization and Measurement Group
1998-present: Guest Scientist at NIST
1998-present: Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland, College Park, Chemical Engineering Department
2000-2002: Visiting Professor, Georgetown University, Chemistry Department
1963-1998: Research Physicist, Polymers Division, NIST/NBS
1962-1963: Visiting member of Technical staff, Bell Telephone Labs
1956-1962: Research Physicist at American Viscose Co.
1952-1956: Co-op student at Philco
Ph.D., Physics, Catholic University of America, 1967
M.S., Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1960
B.Sc., Physics, St. Joseph's College, 1954