Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry
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Guy C. Berry

University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Polymer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

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Phone: (412) 268-3131

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Office: Mellon Institute 825

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Faculty & Research

Guy C. Berry

University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Polymer Science

Research Areas

Physical chemistry and physics of polymers, light scattering, rheology

Physical chemistry and rheology of polymers and their solutions. Now Emerius, prior to retirement, studies involved mesogenic polymers, branched chains, filled polymeric fluids, and water soluble macromolecules. Methods included integrated and photon correlation light scattering, exclusion chromatography, and a variety of rheological experiments. Custom equipment was used in many cases to extend the range and precision of experiments. Typically, studies included dilute solution properties to characterize the chain conformation and intermolecular interactions, investigation of the rheological properties of concentrated solutions, and dispersions of particles in polymeric fluids. Solutions studied included isotropic solutions of flexible and rodlike chains, and nematic solutions of rodlike chain

Education and Appointments
Years Position or Degree
2004–present Facilitator, University Professor Committee, Carnegie Mellon University
2004–present Chair, Dickson Prize Committee, Carnegie Mellon University
2004–present Chair, Honorary Degree Nomination Committee, Carnegie Mellon University
2004–present University Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University
2002–2004 University Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
2001–present Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Polymer Science
1990–1995 Head, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
1983–1984 Acting Head, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
1981–1982 Acting Dean, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University
1973–2002 Professor of Polymer Science and Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
1967–1973 Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
1965–1973 Senior Fellow, Mellon Institute
1960–1965 Fellow, Mellon Institute
1957–1960 Research Assistant, University of Michigan
1960 University of Michigan, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
1958 University of Michigan, M.S., Polymer Science
1957 University of Michigan, B.S., Chemical Engineering
Awards and Distinctions
Years Award
2011 ACS Pittsburgh Section Chairman's Award
2003 Fellow, American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering
1996 Fellow, American Physical Society
1994 Pittsburgh Prize, American Chemical Society
1990 Bingham Medal Award, Society of Rheology
1977–2002 Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Depart. Metallurgical Materials Engineering
May–June 1983 Visiting Professor, Kyoto University
August 1979 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
October 1979 Member, U.S. Delegation to U.S.-China Bilateral Symposium on Polymer Chemistry and Physics (12 delegates)
June–September 1973 Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Selected Publications

Berry GC. The hydrodynamic and conformational properties of denatured proteins in dilute solutions. Protein Science. 2010;19:94-8.

Berry Guy C. Total Intensity Light Scattering from Solutions Macromolecules. In: Borsali RP, Robert, editor. Soft-Matter Characterization. New York: Springer; 2008. p. 41-132.

Berry GC, Kahle S, Ohno S, Matyjaszewski K, Pakula T. Viscoelastic and dielectric studies on comb- and brush-shaped poly(n-butyl acrylate). Polymer. 2008;49:3533-40.

Bui HS, Berry GC. Moderately concentrated solutions and gels of atactic polystyrene in solvent mixtures of carbon disulfide and tricresyl phosphate. Journal of Rheology (Melville, NY, United States). 2007;51:915-45 6779.