|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 10 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Kevin Dorfman received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1999 from Pennsylvania State University. He earned an M.S. in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2002 in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with Howard Brenner. From 2002–2005, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Jean-Louis Viovy in the Laboratoire Physico-Chimie at Institut Curie. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota in 2006, where he is currently a Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He is a recipient of both the Dreyfus New Faculty and Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, the NSF CAREER award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, Packard Fellowship, and the Allan P. Colburn Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Kevin Dorfman’s research focuses primarily on simulation and theory of polymer phase behavior and dynamics, with additional experimental efforts in microfluidic phenomena. His early work focused the properties of DNA in microfabricated devices toward applications in genomics. In particular, he developed a definitive understanding of the thermodynamics and hydrodynamics of DNA confinement in nanochannels for genome mapping technologies. More recent work has focused on the use of self-consistent field theory and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of block polymer self-assembly and dynamics, including the origin of Frank–Kasper phases and micellar chain exchange.