Glenn H. Fredrickson

Glenn H. Fredrickson

Mitsubishi Professor in Functional Materials
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering


(805) 893.8308
3105 Materials Research Lab

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Member of : 

National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences

Fellow of: 

American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Physical Society


Research Collaboration Award, Council for Chemical Research; Cooperative Research Award, ACS; Polymer Physics Prize, APS; Alpha Chi Sigma Award, AIChE; John H. Dillon Medal, APS; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow; Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award; Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF); Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE); Distinguished Lectureship, Seoul National University; Bird Stewart Lightfoot Lectureship, University of Wisconsin; Creativity Extension, NSF


Materials & Interfaces, Dynamic Systems and Control, Robotics, Modeling, Theory & Simulation, Micro & Nano Technology, Computational Science and Engineering

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

Director, Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials Director, Complex Fluids Design Consortium Member of the Board, CTO, Managing Executive Officer of R&D Strategy, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation


PhD Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
MS Chemical Engineering, Stanford University 
BS Chemical Engineering, University of Florida