• B.S.: Wheaton Col., 1963
  • Ph.D.: MIT, 1968
  • Post Doc.: MIT, 1970

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Professional Affiliations
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  • International Fellowship House
  • Manager
  • Henry Baay Apartments
  • Manager
  • Schaefer Farms
  • Proprietor
  • Workshop on Small Angle Scattering, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Chairman
  • Nat. Ctr. for Small-Angle Scattering
  • Chairman, Program Committee
  • Center for Theoretical Physics
  • Visiting Scientist
  • International Scientific Organizing Committee
  • Materials Research Society
  • Chairman, Symposium on Fractal Aspects of Materials
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • National Science Foundation Site Visit Committee
  • NATO Advance Study Institute on Growth and Form
  • Low-Q Diffractometer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Advisory Committee
  • LANSCE (Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center)
  • Advisory Committee
  • International Advisory Committee, Second International Conference on Aerogels
  • National Center for Small Angle Scattering User's Group
  • Executive Committee
  • NSF Travel Review Committee
  • NATO Advanced Study Institute on Fluctuations and Pattern Growth
  • Chairman, MRS Symposium on Polymer-Based Molecular Composites
  • International Advisory Committee, Third International Conference on Aerogels
  • Meeting Chair, Materials Research Society Spring 1992 Meeting
  • Nomination Committee, American Physical Society Division of Biological Physics
  • MIT
  • NSF Spectroscopy Laboratory Site Review Committee
  • NRC Naval Research Laboratory Review Panel on Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • NSF/European Science Foundation workshop on Particulate and Multiphase Flow
  • Materials Research Society
  • Member, Program Committee
  • DOE Basic Energy Sciences Center of Excellence in Synthesis and Processing
  • Theme Leader for Polymers
  • Member, Program Committee, International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation (ISATA)
  • Conference Chair, ‘Porous Materials EXPO ‘93'
  • Program Committee, Forth International Conference on Aerogels
  • Cochair, Materials Research Society Symposium on Hybrid Materials
  • Organo-Silicon Center
  • Chair of the Industry/Government Advisory Group
  • Howard University
  • Member, Polymer Advisory Committee
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute
  • Edison Materials Technology Center
  • Member, Governing Board
  • Member, Solid State Sciences Committee, National Research Council
  • Co-organizer, James E. Mark Symposium on Emerging Opportunities in Polymer Technologies
  • Industrial Science and Technology Network
  • Scientific Advisor
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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2004-2005,John Wheatley Scholar,Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2004-2007,Visiting Scientist,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing
  • 1999-2003,Summer Faculty Fellow,Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 1998,Visiting Summer Faculty,PPG Corporation,Monroeville, PA
  • 1997,Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,Director, Polymer Research Center (1998-2004) Dean, College of Engineering (1997) Geier Professor of Engineering Education (1997- 99) Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering (1997- ),University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1972-1997,Manager, Industry and Government Liaison Department (1996-1997) Senior Technical Advisor, US Department of Energy (1996) Technical Advisor, DOE Office of Technology Partnerships (1995) Manager, Materials Research for Energy and Environmental Technol. (92-94) Manager, Organic and Electronic Materials Department (1989-1992) Supervisor, Chemical Physics Division (1982-1988) Supervisor, Corrosion Division (1980-1982) Member of Technical Staff, Organic Materials Division (1972-1980),Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1970-1972,Senior Research Associate,T. J. Watson Research Center,Yorktown Heights, NY
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Research Grants
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  • DSI09/01/2005-10/31/2012. Dimona Silica Industries Limited. Precipitated Silica Research, PI, Active.
  • RSC06003/Rev.103/01/2006-02/29/2008. Department of the Air Force. Morphological Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, PI, Closed.
  • UCB 153756507/01/2006-06/30/2007. University of Colorado at Boulder. Membrane Applied Science and Technology (MAST) Center, PI, Closed.
  • 530426SC0005/107/03/2003-08/31/2004. Department of the Air Force. Two-Phase Liquid Crystal Polymer Composite Structures, PI, Closed.
  • APCI NO201-557-P05/01/2005-05/31/2006. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.. Morphology of Dielectric Films, PI, Closed.
  • NCE06/01/2002-05/31/2004. Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation. Conformal Membranes for Barrier Applications, PI, Closed.
  • P.O. 3523503/01/2002-02/07/2003. Department of the Air Force. Scattering Techniques to Determine the Hierarchical Structures of Carbon Single Wall Nanotubes, PI, Closed.
  • OSP0218305/01/2002-12/31/2002. Department of Energy. Pore Evolution in Battery Separators During Excursion, PI, Closed.
  • Master Agreement06/01/2002-05/31/2003. Edison Polymer Innovation Corporation. Conformal Membranes Master Agreement, PI, Closed.
  • RSC03007/203/15/2003-07/19/2005. Department of the Air Force. Hierarchical Structures of NanoCarbon Suspensions, PI, Closed.
  • NCE02/08/2001-08/31/2004. Bridgestone/Firestone Research, Inc.. Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Dispersing Silica, PI, Closed.
  • PO 3457005/01/2001-11/30/2001. Department of the Air Force. Scattering Techniques to Determine the Hierarchical Structures of Carbon Single Wall Nanotubes, PI, Closed.
  • 071456606/25/2007-10/31/2008. Department of Energy. Surface-Modified Polyamide for Desalination Membranes, PI, Closed.
  • SRS 00527709/15/2007-10/31/2011. OVAL Getrankeproduktions und Vertriebs GMBH. Structure in Alcohol-Water Mixtures, PI, Closed.
  • SRS 00533505/01/2007-04/30/2008. United Soybean Board. SAXS Analysis of Soy-Derived Polyurethanes, PI, Closed.
  • W912HQ-06-P-001501/28/2008-01/27/2009. Department of the Army. Morphology, Speciation and Mechanism of Benign Corrosion, PI, Closed.
  • PO 8617710/01/2008-07/01/2009. Department of Energy. 2008 Internship for Sandip Argekar, PI, Closed.
  • W912HQ-09-P-004304/01/2009-12/31/2010. Department of the Army. Morphology, Speciation and Mechanism of Benign Corrosion Inhibitors, PI, Closed.
  • ECCS-092268209/01/2009-08/31/2010. National Science Foundation. MRI: Acquisition of a Nanoscale Imprint Lithography System, Collaborator, Closed.
  • DE-SC000225307/01/2009-06/30/2010. Department of Energy. Advanced Renewable Materials by Light and X-ray Scattering, Collaborator, Active.
  • OBR AF92509/01/2009-08/31/2010. Ohio Board of Regents. MRI: Acquisition of a Nanoscale Imprint Lithography System, Collaborator, Closed.
  • W912HQ-10-P-005903/02/2010-03/25/2011. Department of the Army. Morphology and Mechanism of Benign Inhibitors, PI, Closed.
  • W912HQ-11-P-005303/24/2011-06/30/2012. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Morphology and Mechanism in Benign Inhibitors, PI, Closed.
  • FA4819-11-C-0013 / P 00766309/28/2011-05/31/2013. Department of the Air Force. Chemical and Biological Resistant Clothing, PI, Active.
  • 4000114532 \ DE-AC05-00OR2272508/03/2012-12/31/2012. Department of Energy. Morphology of Metal Protective Films, PI, Closed.
  • Sub No. 400011469408/03/2012-12/31/2012. Department of Energy. Morphology of Metal Protective films, Program Development in Corrosion, PI, Closed.
  • Subcontract No. 875-181-00110/01/2012-09/30/2013. Air Force Research Laboratory. Functional Bio Interfaces, PI, Active.
  • UC Industry Sponsored Research Agreement09/16/2013-09/15/2014. Dow AgroSciences LLC. Colloid Science of Enlist Duo Herbicide, PI, Active.
  • OBR Action Fund 105308/15/2014-07/31/2017. Ohio Board of Regents. OBR Action Fund for MRI: Acquisition of USAXS Ultra Small Angle X-Ray Scattering System, Collaborator, Awarded.
  • STTR SubK07/01/2014-12/30/2014. Missile Defense Agency. Novel surface preparation methods for existing metallic structures, PI, Active.
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • American Physical Society (Fellow)
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Ceramic Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • American Institute of Chemists (Fellow)
  • Rensselaer Science Medal ,1959
  • American Institute of Chemists Award ,1963
  • National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow ,1964
  • DuPont Teaching Fellow ,1965
  • Kodak Prize ,1966
  • Sigma XI ,1970
  • National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow ,1968
  • DOE-BES Outstanding Sustained Research Award ,1986
  • Fellow, American Institute of Chemists ,1986
  • Fellow, American Physical Society ,1988
  • American Men and Women of Science ,1997,2000
  • Who’s Who in America ,2001,2002
  • Named in the best 150 out of 40,000 referees for the American Physical Society .,2011
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Courses Taught
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  • ,Fractals for the Beginner.
  • ,Synthesis and Structure of Hybrid Organic Inorganic Materials.
  • ,Porous Materials.
  • ,Colloid Science.
  • ,X-ray Diffraction.
  • ,Basic Thermodynamics.
  • ,Nature and Property of Materials.
  • ,Computer Applications for Engineers .
  • ,Biomaterials.
  • ,Diffraction Theory.
  • ,Properties of Materials.
  • ,Materials Thermodynamics II.
  • ,Soft Matter.
  • ,Introduction to Polymers.
  • ,X-ray Diffraction.
  • ,Corrosion of Metal.
  • ,Properties of Materials.
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Patents and Inventions
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  • ,7,700,062 B2 ,Methods for Synthesizing Precipitated Silica and Use Thereof ,D.W. Schaefer, C. Chen and A.J.-M. Yang ,2010
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  • ,University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees ,Representative(2010-to Present).
  • ,Journal of the Materials Research Society ,Editor(2008-to Present).
  • ,Los Alamos National Laboratory ,Committee Member(2006-to Present).
  • ,Lujan Center User Group ,Committee Member(2008-2010).
  • ,Journal of Materials Research ,Editor(2008-to Present).
  • ,Neutron User Group (NIST) ,Committee Member(2010-to Present).
  • ,Charter Colony of Sigma Phi Delta engineering fraternity ,Other(1998-2000).
  • ,Colorado Christian University ,Other(2010-to Present).
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More Information
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  •                       TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

                          Broad expertise in materials engineering, physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering.

    Specific experience in polymer physics, colloid science, light scattering, aggregation, ceramic and polymer materials science, in-situ composites, semi -crystalline polymers, structure of fluids, polymer solutions, dielectric properties of fluids, small angle x-ray and neutron scattering, porous materials, aerosols, inelastic neutron scattering, dynamics of disordered systems, corrosion, neutron and x-ray reflectivity.


                          Led the development of a strategic plan for the University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering that incorporates modern management methodology and educational partnerships with industry.

                          Analyzed the DOE R&D management system.  Traced inefficiencies to failure to integrate science and technology on the project level.  Wrote a series of policy analysis reports to the Deputy Under Secretary of Energy recommending a team-based, decentralized project management system.  Co-organized a DOE-wide workshop to address these issues.

    .                     Developed and secured funding for Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) with three major corporations.  Formed a partnership with two universities and three national laboratories to meet project goals.

                          Organized National DOE Basic Energy Sciences (BES) research program in polymer science.

                          Guided the Organic and Electronic Materials Department ($4M/Yr.) during the transition from weapons program support to multiprogram applied research (1989-1991).  During this period a loss of 17 FTEs of weapons funding was replaced by 14 major new initiatives in which the organization enjoyed an 80% proposal acceptance.  Five staff members were promoted to management.  Organization enjoyed continuous overfunding.

                          Established Sandia's program in disordered materials including obtaining Department of Energy  funding.  Program spans polymer, colloids and aerosols.  Management of four related projects for DOE Basic Energy Sciences and Defense Programs Technology Transfer Initiative.

                          Formed Cooperative Scattering Research Facility with University of New Mexico.


                          First measurement of the second virial coefficient of the Kerr effect in gases.

                          Measurement of the anisotropy of the diffusion constant of rod-like particles.

                          First study of the effect of charge in the dynamics of colloids.

                          Use of liquid theory to model solutions of charged colloids.

                          Discovery of non-Gaussian number fluctuations in scattering from colloidal systems.

                          Theory of statistics of light scattered from small numbers of particles.

                          Theory and experiments on the effect of rotational motion on light scattered from motile bacteria.

                          First study of motility of microorganisms using number-fluctuation spectroscopy.

                          Systematic study of effect of temperature and solvent quality in the dynamics of semidilute polymer solutions.

                          Development of a unified theory for the dynamics of polymers and solution including cooperative diffusion, self diffusion, viscosity and osmotic pressure.


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