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Biography

Rodney S. Ruoff

Professor
Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1981-1988

Northwestern University

Department:    Mechanical Engineering
Address:   2145 Sheriden Road
E-mail:   r-ruoff@northwestern.edu
Home Page:    http://www.mech.northwestern.edu/fac/ruoff.html
Fax:   (847)491-3915
Phone:   (847) 467-6596


Research Statement
The research activities of Prof. Ruoff include new methods and tools for nanotechnology, carbon and boron nitride nanotubes, nanomechanics, molecular electronics, biophysics/biomedical, fullerenes.


Education
1981-1988 Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1977-1981 B.S., Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, TX


Positions
2000- Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
1996-2000 Associate Professor, Washington University
1991-1996 Staff Scientist, Molecular Physics Laboratory, SRI International
1989-1991 Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM, T. J. Watson Research Lab


Selected Honors
1988-1989 Fullbright Fellow, Max Planck Institute fuer Stroemungsforschung, Goettingen, Germany
1981-1988 University of Illinois Foundation Fellowship (several years of graduate school career)
Chair, Fullerenes Group, The Electrochemical Society (7 years)

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