Polymer Science, Colloid Science, Chemistry and Physics of Liquids and Complex Fluids, Light Scattering, History and Philosophy of Chemistry
The structure and dynamics of macromolecular systems are studied using light scattering and statistical mechanics. Individual polymers and macromolecular aggregates are examined in dilute solution. The structure of polymer solutions is determined as a function of concentration. The dynamics of the glass transition are studied over fifteen orders of magnitude in time. A recent book on Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules is now in print.
An ongoing project is being carried out at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on the history of polymer science. The book is entitled “Paradigms in Polymer Science.” The history of chemistry and of books about chemistry is being pursued from Greek times to the present. Current bibliophile projects include a study of Jean Perrin and his Landmark Book: Les Atomes. A History of Polymer Science at the Mellon Institute has been presented.
|1984–present||Professor, Carnegie Mellon University|
|1972–1984||Member of Technical Staff, Chemical Physics, AT&T Bell Laboratories|
|1972||Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Stanford University|
President, Bolton Society
Charles C. Price Fellow of the Chemical Heritage Foundation
|1981||National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research|
|1981||American Physical Society Fellow|
|1981||Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow|
Gary D. Patterson, "Les Atomes: A Landmark Book in Chemistry" Foundations of Chemistry, 2010.
Gary D. Patterson, "Eyes to See: Physical Evidence for Atoms" ACS Symposium Volume "200 Years of atoms: From Dalton to the Present" 2010
Gary D. Patterson, "The Emergence of the Macromolecular Paradigm in the World of Chemistry" Ambix 2009
Gary D. Patterson, "Jean Perrin and the triumph of the atomic doctrine" Endeavor 2007
Gary Patterson , “Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules” Taylor and Francis, New York 2006.
R. S. Francis, G. D. Patterson, S. H. Kim; “Liquid-like structure of polymer solutions near the overlap concentration” 2006, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 44, 703–710
Daniel A. Savin, Gary D. Patterson, James R. Stevens; “Evidence for the Y-relaxation in the light scattering spectra of poly (n-hexl methacrylate) near the glass transition” 2005, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 43, 1504–1519
Zhenyu Gu, Gary Patterson, Rong Cao, Bruce Armitage, "Self-assembled Supramolecular microgels: Fractal Structure and Aggregation Mechanism", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2003, Volume 41 Issue 23, 3037–3046