Prof. Gregory McKenna
Speaker: Prof. Gregory McKenna
TexasTech University, Lubbock, USA
Dr. Gregory B. McKenna has earned a reputation as a pioneering researcher in multiple areas of macromolecular physics and mechanics including the thermodynamics and mechanics of crosslinked elastomers and gels, macromolecules and complex fluids at the nanometer size scale and rheological response of polymers in the solid and melt states. He is internationally known for his work in aging and dynamics of glassy materials. His experimental innovations, such as the NIST torsional dilatometer and the TTU nanobubble inflation test for ultrathin films, have helped to change our understanding of materials physics. His novel investigation of fossilized amber has changed the paradigm for the physics of glass-forming liquids.