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Kevin Dorfman

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Visiting Fellow
Chemical Engineering, Materials Science
University of Minnesota
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Professor Kevin Dorfman

Kevin Dorfman is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota.

He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Penn State in 1999, his PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2002, working with Howard Brenner, and was a postdoctoral fellow with Jean-Louis Viovy at the Institut Curie in Paris, France from 2002-2005. He joined the University of Minnesota in 2006 in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, where he has remained since. His research, which involves both computational and experimental components, focuses on polymer physics, transport in microfluidic and nanofluidic devices, and applications of these topics to problems in materials science and biotechnology.

Select publications

  • Kevin D. Dorfman, Frank-Kasper phases in block polymers. Macromolecules 54, 10251-10270 (2021).
  • Guo Kang Cheong, Frank S. Bates and Kevin D. Dorfman, Symmetry breaking in particle-forming diblock polymer/homopolymer blends. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117, 16764-16769 (2020).
  • Scott P. White, C. Daniel Frisbie and Kevin D. Dorfman, Detection and sourcing of gluten in grain with multiple floating-gate transistor biosensors. ACS Sensors 3, 395-402 (2018).
  • Hui-Min Chuang, Jeffrey G. Reifenberger, Han Cao and Kevin D. Dorfman, Sequence-dependent persistence length of long DNA. Physical Review Letters 119, 227802 (2017).
  • Kyungtae Kim, Morgan W. Schulze, Akash Arora, Ronald M. Lewis III, Marc A. Hillmyer, Kevin D. Dorfman and Frank S. Bates. Thermal processing of diblock copolymer melts mimics metallurgy. Science 356, 520-523 (2017).

Select awards

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering Colburn Award, 2012
  • Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 2007

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