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Manoj K. Chaudhury         

Franklin J. Howes Jr. Distinguished Professor           


Department of Chemical Engineering

Lehigh University

111 Research Drive, Iacocca Hall

Bethlehem  PA,  18015

Phone:  610-758-4471




·      Education


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo (1984).

          Advisor: Professor Robert J. Good

M.S. Biophysical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1980).

         Advisor: Professor Shinpei Ohki

B.Sc. Physics (Honors), Calcutta University (1976).




·      Experience


2001 – Present:       Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University.


1994 – 2000:           Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University (tenured:  March 1997).


1996 – 2004:           Director of the Polymer Interfaces Center, an NSF sponsored Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, Lehigh University.


1991 – 1993:           Senior Research Specialist, Dow Corning Corporation. Promoted to Associate Scientist in 1993.


1987 – 1991:           Research Specialist, Dow Corning Corporation.


1984 – 1987:           Project Engineer, Dow Corning Corporation.




·      Honors/Awards


1.      Victor K. LaMer Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in Colloid and Surface Science, American Chemical Society (1986).


2.      Herbert D. Doan Award for Excellence in Research, an award named after and presented by the former CEO of the Dow Chemical Co. (1988).


3.      Adhesion Society’s Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science, sponsored by 3M (2005).


4.      Ingenuity Award for Distinguished Faculty (engineering college’s highest annual award given to a faculty member based on distinguished research, teaching and service), P. C. Rossin College of Engineering, Lehigh University (2005).


5.      Honored by the Journal of Adhesion with special collections of papers (2005).


6.      Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2006).


7.      Dow Corning Chair Professorship (Lehigh University, 1994 – 2002).


8.      Franklin J. Howes Jr. Distinguished Professorship, Lehigh University (2003-current).


9.      Chair of Gordon Conference on the Science of Adhesion (2002).


10.  Sigma Xi Best Paper Award (with collaborators from Dow Corning Corp.), Midland Chapter (1998).


11.  Best paper Award (with K. Vorvolakos) at the International Symposium on Marine Fouling, Plymouth, UK (1999).


12.  An Outstanding Paper Award (with Jiong Liu and collaborators from Boeing Airplane Co), Society of Advanced Materials and Process Eng. Fall Technical Conference (2005).



·      Editorial Activities


1.      Associate Editor of Biointerphases


2.      Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology.



·      Patents


1.      "Method of Bonding a Cured Silicone Elastomer to the Integrated Circuit in  Electronic Packaging", M. K. Chaudhury, Y. J. Lee, B. Parbhoo, A. J. Goodwin, U.S Patent # 973498.


2.      “Self-Adhering Polyorgano-siloxane Elastomer Compositions and Methods of   Preparing the Same”, M. K. Chaudhury and J. H. Gaul, U.S. Patent # 4737562.


3.      “Continuous Spatulated Fibrillar Adhesion Array”, N. Glassmaker, M. Chaudhury and A. Jagota, Provisional U.S. Patent (2006).


·      Publications (link to all publications)






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