Granick Research Group
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Steve Granick received his B.A. cum laude from Princeton University in 1978 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1985 following postdoctoral research at the Collège de France with P.-G. de Gennes and at the University of Minnesota with Matthew Tirrell. Presently he holds the Racheff Chair of Materials Science and Engineering and is also Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Professor of  Physics and Biophysics. He is married to Helen Lau and has two children, Bruce and Martin.



National ACS Award in Colloid and Interface Science, 2013
ACS Langmuir Lecturer, 2011
Senior International Scientist of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010
National Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society, 2009
Chair, Division of Polymer Physics, American Physical Society, 2006
Center for Advanced Study, UIUC, 2005-2006
Chair, DOE Council on Materials Panel on Polymers at Interfaces, 2002
Paris-Sciences Medal, City of Paris, 2002
University Scholar, UIUC, 1997
Senior Xerox Award, UIUC, 1993
NSF Award for Special Creativity, 1993
Fellow, American Physical Society, 1992

Visiting Professor, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris, France, 2009
Visiting Professor, Curie Institute, Paris, France, 2008
Guest Professor, Zhejiang Univ., China, 2007 to date
Guest Professor of Chemical Physics, USTC, China, 2006 to date
Visiting Professor, Centre Paul Pascal, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, 2003
Visiting Professor, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris, France, 2002
Guest Professor of Polymer Chemistry, Peking Univ., China, 2002 to date
Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 1994


Editorial Board of Tribology Letters, 1995 to date
Editorial Board of Langmuir, 1996-1998
Editorial Board of Journal of Polymer Science B, 2000-2012
Editorial Board of Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2002-2005
Editorial Board of Polymer, 2003-2009
Advisory Board, International Nanotribology Forum, 2004 to date
Editorial Board of BioInterphases, 2006 to date
Editorial Board of Journal of Chemical Physics, 2007-2010

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