Douglas J. Durian

University of Pennsylvania, USA


Douglas J. Durian obtained his undergraduate and graduate physics degrees from The University of Chicago and Cornell University in 1984 and 1989, respectively. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Exxon Research and Engineering, he joined the physics faculty at the University of California Los Angeles, in 1991. In 2004, he became a Professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has enjoyed visiting positions at laboratories in Paris and in Strasbourg. Durian was appointed Sigma-Xi Distinguished Lecturer for 2003–2005, he was named Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2005, and he was elected Member at Large of the APS Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics for the term 2005–2008. His general interests are in soft condensed matter, with particular emphasis on use of multiple light scattering and microfluidics to study the evolution and jamming of granular media, foams, emulsions, and colloids.

Biography Updated on 9 July 2007

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