Morton Denn

Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering Emeritus

Main Affiliation

Chemical Engineering

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Levich Institute


Steinman Hall



Morton Denn


The City College of New York, The City University of New York: 
Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering Emeritus, 2014 - Present
Director, The Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, 2000 - 2015
Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, 2001 - 2014
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1999 - 2014
Professor of Physics, 2001 - 2014

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:
Program Leader, Polymers and Composites, Center for Advanced Materials, 1983 - 1999
Head of Materials Chemistry, Materials Sciences Division, 1995 - 1998

University of California at Berkeley: 
Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1981- 99 (Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering, 1991 - 1994)

University of Delaware:
Allan P. Colburn Professor, 1977-1981
Assistant Professor to Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1965 - 1977

Visiting Positions:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Visiting Lecturer, 1978 - 1985
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Harry Pierce Professor, Sept., 1979 - Jan., 1980
California Institute of Technology, Chevron Energy Professor, Feb. - July, 1980
University of Melbourne, Australia, Visiting Professor, Jan. - June, 1985
Hebrew University, Israel, Forchheimer Visiting Professor, Sept., 1998 - Jan., 1999
Hebrew University, Israel, Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Oct. 2009 - May 2010
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Erasmus Mundus Scholar, Eurheo Program, May - June 2011, 2014
University of Amsterdam, Institute of Physics, Visiting Scholar, June 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015



BSE., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1961
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1964
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1964-65


Courses Taught

Rheology; polymer science; polymer processing; non-Newtonian fluid mechanics.

Research Interests

My research is broadly concerned with the use of rheology, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, and polymer and particle physics to solve problems of interest in materials processing. We use whatever tools are most appropriate for the problem at hand, often in collaboration with colleagues who have specific expertise: continuum theory and simulation, molecular and particle-scale simulation, rheological measurement, and various spectroscopies.