Joseph L. Keddie

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Joseph L. Keddie, after his Ph.D. study in materials science and engineering at Cornell University, spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Polymer and Colloids Group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, followed by one year there as an Oppenheimer Fellow. While at Cambridge, he discovered the reduced glass transition temperature in polymer thin films, leading to a 1994 paper that has received more than 600 citations in the literature. In 1995, Keddie moved to the University of Surrey as a Foundation Fund Lecturer. Throughout his time at Surrey, he has carried out research on soft matter, with special interests in polymer colloids, thin films, and adhesives. In recognition of his contributions to the understanding of polymer dynamics of polymers in thin films and in colloidal dispersions, he was awarded the 2001 Paterson Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics and named a Fellow. His research group won two Roon Awards from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (in 2001 and 2007) for research papers presented at their annual meeting. As a coauthor of about 85 journal articles and book chapters, he holds two US patents. In 2008, he was further promoted to a full professorship.

Biography Updated on 7 September 2008

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