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Dr. Eric Grulke Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

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Eric A. Grulke

Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering

Office: 359 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Education

  • Ph.D.                           The Ohio State University, 1975.
  • M.S.                            The Ohio State University, 1972.
  • B.Ch.E.                       The Ohio State University, 1971.  Cum Laude.

Biography

Professional experience. Dr. Eric A. Grulke has been the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky since 2002. He joined the University of Kentucky as chair of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering in 1993. Dr. Grulke started an academic career at Michigan State University (1978), including three years as the College of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Research. He worked in new process R&D for BFGoodrich Chemical from 1975-78. Dr. Grulke received chemical engineering degrees from The Ohio State University (BS (1971), MS (1972) and Ph.D. (1975)).

Professional service/outcomes. Dr. Grulke also served as a Congressional Engineering Fellow in the office of Senator Carl Levin, Michigan.  He is the author of more than 130 articles in leading technology journals and has mentored students to forty graduate degrees. He is a senior U.S. editor of Polymer Handbook, now in its fourth edition. Dr. Grulke has been awarded three U.S. patents and is a registered professional engineer in the states of Ohio and Michigan. Dr. Grulke has been an evaluator for ABET since 2000. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Engineering Research Council of the American Society of Engineering Educators. Additionally, he is the Director of Kentucky DOE EPSCOR. He holds professional memberships in AICHE, ACS, ASEE, MRS, and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology.

Research Interests. Dr. Grulke’s research interests involve applications of nanoparticles in fluids and polymers, and nanoparticle toxicity.

Selected Publications from Past Five Years

1.         El-Azzami, L. A.; Grulke, E. A., Parametric Study of CO2 Fixed Carrier Facilitated Transport through Swollen Chitosan Membranes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2009, 48 (2), 894-902.

2.         El-Azzami, L. A.; Grulke, E. A., Carbon dioxide separation from hydrogen and nitrogen. Journal of Membrane Science 2009, 328 (1-2), 15-22.

3.         Mandzy, N. S.; Grulke, E. A.; Druffel, T. L. Methods of making and using metal oxide nanoparticles. 2006-US45320. 2008020867, 20061121., 2008.

4.         Kashiwagi, T.; Mu, M.; Winey, K.; Cipriano, B.; Raghavan, S. R.; Pack, S.; Rafailovich, M.; Yang, Y.; Grulke, E.; Shields, J.; Harris, R.; Douglas, J., Relation between the viscoelastic and flammability properties of polymer nanocomposites. Polymer 2008, 49 (20), 4358-4368.

5.         Harrison, C.; Weaver, S.; Bertelsen, C.; Burgett, E.; Hertel, N.; Grulke, E., Polyethylene/boron nitride composites for space radiation shielding. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2008, 109 (4), 2529-2538.

6.         Harrison, C.; Burgett, E.; Hertel, N.; Grulke, E., Polyethylene/boron composites for radiation shielding applications. AIP Conference Proceedings 2008, 969 (Space Technology and Applications International Forum–STAIF 2008), 484-491.

7.         Geng, K.; Yang, F.; Grulke, E. A., Nanoindentation of submicron polymeric coating systems. Materials Science & Engineering, A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing 2008, A479 (1-2), 157-163.

8.         El-Azzami, L. A.; Grulke, E. A., Carbon dioxide separation from hydrogen and nitrogen by fixed facilitated transport in swollen chitosan membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 2008, 323 (2), 225-234.

9.         Druffel, T.; Mandzy, N.; Sunkara, M.; Grulke, E., Polymer nanocomposite thin film mirror for the infrared region. Small 2008, 4 (4), 459-461.

10.       Druffel, T.; Buazza, O.; Lattis, M.; Farmer, S.; Spencer, M.; Mandzy, N.; Grulke, E. A., The role of nanoparticles in visible transparent nanocomposites. Proc. SPIE 2008, 7030 (Nanophotonic Materials V), 70300F/1-70300F/9.

11.       Dey, S.; Bakthavatchalu, V.; Tseng, M. T.; Wu, P.; Florence, R. L.; Grulke, E. A.; Yokel, R. A.; Dhar, S. K.; Yang, H.-S.; Chen, Y.; St. Clair, D. K., Interactions between SIRT1 and AP-1 reveal a mechanistic insight into the growth promoting properties of alumina (Al2O3) nanoparticles in mouse skin epithelial cells. Carcinogenesis 2008, 29 (10), 1920-1929.

12.       Yang, Y.; Grulke, E. A.; Zhang, Z. G.; Wu, G., Temperature effects on the rheological properties of carbon nanotube-in-oil dispersions. Colloids and Surfaces, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2007, 298 (3), 216-224.

13.       Wu, P.; Yang, Y.; Colucci, J. A.; Grulke, E. A., Effect of ultrasonication on droplet size in biodiesel mixtures. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society 2007, 84 (9), 877-884.

14.       Geng, K.; Yang, F.; Druffel, T.; Grulke, E. A., Nanoindentation-induced delamination of submicron polymeric coatings. Polymer 2007, 48 (3), 841-848.

15.       Gao, Z.; Grulke, E. A.; Ray, A. K., Synthesis of monodisperse polymer microspheres by photopolymerization of microdroplets. Colloid and Polymer Science 2007, 285 (8), 847-854.

16.       El-Azzami, L. A.; Grulke, E. A., Dual mode model for mixed gas permeation of CO2, H2, and N2 through a dry chitosan membrane. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 2007, 45 (18), 2620-2631.

17.       Cipiriano, B. H.; Kashiwagi, T.; Raghavan, S. R.; Yang, Y.; Grulke, E. A.; Yamamoto, K.; Shields, J. R.; Douglas, J. F., Effects of aspect ratio of MWNT on the flammability properties of polymer nanocomposites. Polymer 2007, 48 (20), 6086-6096.

18.       Yang, Y.; Grulke, E. A.; Zhang, Z. G.; Wu, G., Thermal and rheological properties of carbon nanotube-in-oil dispersions. Journal of Applied Physics 2006, 99 (11), 114307/1-114307/8.

19.       Hobbie, E. K.; Obrzut, J.; Kharchenko, S. B.; Grulke, E. A., Charge transport in melt-dispersed carbon nanotubes. Journal of Chemical Physics 2006, 125 (4), 044712/1-044712/3.

20.       Fry, D.; Langhorst, B.; Wang, H.; Becker, M. L.; Bauer, B. J.; Grulke, E. A.; Hobbie, E. K., Rheo-optical studies of carbon nanotube suspensions. Journal of Chemical Physics 2006, 124 (5), 054703/1-054703/9.

21.       Druffel, T.; Geng, K.; Grulke, E., Mechanical comparison of a polymer nanocomposite to a ceramic thin-film anti-reflective filter. Nanotechnology 2006, 17 (14), 3584-3590.

22.       Yang, Y.; Zhang, Z. G.; Grulke, E. A.; Anderson, W. B.; Wu, G., Heat transfer properties of nanoparticle-in-fluid dispersions (nanofluids) in laminar flow. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2005, 48 (6), 1107-1116.

23.       Yang, Y.; Grulke, E. A.; Zhang, Z. G.; Wu, G., Rheological behavior of carbon nanotube and graphite nanoparticle dispersions. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2005, 5 (4), 571-579.

24.       Weaver, S.; Grulke, E. A., Thin-Disk Test for Adhesion-Bond Strength in Solvent Environments. Journal of Adhesion 2005, 81 (2), 143-162.

25.       Tee, Y.-H.; Grulke, E.; Bhattacharyya, D., Role of Ni/Fe Nanoparticle Composition on the Degradation of Trichloroethylene from Water. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2005, 44 (18), 7062-7070.

26.       Mandzy, N.; Grulke, E.; Druffel, T., Breakage of TiO2 agglomerates in electrostatically stabilized aqueous dispersions. Powder Technology 2005, 160 (2), 121-126.

27.       Kuwana, K.; Endo, H.; Saito, K.; Qian, D.; Andrews, R.; Grulke, E. A., Catalyst deactivation in CVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes. Carbon 2005, 43 (2), 253-260.

28.       Hilding, J. M.; Hong, M. P. L.; Grulke, E. A., Alignment of dispersed multiwalled carbon nanotubes in low strength AC electrical fields. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2005, 5 (5), 742-746.

29.       Hilding Jenny, M.; Hong May, P. L.; Grulke Eric, A., Alignment of dispersed multiwalled carbon nanotubes in low strength AC electrical fields. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology 2005, 5 (5), 742-6.

30.       Hassan, M. I.; Grulke, E.; Chuah, K.; Saito, K., Effects of carbon nanotubes on flame spread rate over 1-propanol. Fire Safety Journal 2005, 40 (5), 425-438.

31.       Geng, K.; Yang, F.; Druffel, T.; Grulke, E. A. In Nanoindentation studies on nanoscaled polymeric films, Cincinnati, OH, United States, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, NY 10016-5991, United States: Cincinnati, OH, United States, 2005; p 13790.

32.       Geng, K.; Yang, F.; Druffel, T.; Grulke, E. A., Nanoindentation behavior of ultrathin polymeric films. Polymer 2005, 46 (25), 11768-11772.

33.       Fry, D.; Langhorst, B.; Kim, H.; Grulke, E.; Wang, H.; Hobbie, E. K., Anisotropy of Sheared Carbon-Nanotube Suspensions. Physical Review Letters 2005, 95 (3), 038304/1-038304/4.

34.       Pathak, J. A.; Grulke, E. A.; Wang, H.; Hobble, E. K., Erratum: Elastic flow instability in nanotube suspensions (Physical Review Letters (2004) 92 (048302)). Physical review letters 2004, 92 (23), 239901-1.

35.       Lin-Gibson, S.; Pathak, J. A.; Grulke, E. A.; Wang, H.; Hobbie, E. K., Elastic Flow Instability in Nanotube Suspensions. Physical Review Letters 2004, 92 (4), 048302/1-048302/4.

36.       Lin-Gibson, S.; Pathak, J. A.; Grulke, E. A.; Wang, H.; Hobbie, E. K., Elastic flow instability in nanotube suspensions. [Erratum to document cited in CA140:201691]. Physical Review Letters 2004, 92 (23), 239901/1.

37.       Kharchenko, S. B.; Migler, K. B.; Douglas, J. F.; Obrzut, J.; Grulke, E. A., Rheology, processing and electrical properties of multiwall carbon nanotube/polypropylene nanocomposites. Annual Technical Conference – Society of Plastics Engineers 2004, 62nd (Vol. 2), 1877-1881.

38.       Kharchenko, S. B.; Douglas, J. F.; Obrzut, J.; Grulke, E. A.; Migler, K. B., Flow-induced properties of nanotube-filled polymer materials. Nature Materials 2004, 3 (8), 564-568.

39.       Kashiwagi, T.; Grulke, E.; Hilding, J.; Groth, K.; Harris, R.; Butler, K.; Shields, J.; Kharchenko, S.; Douglas, J., Thermal and flammability properties of polypropylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Polymer 2004, 45 (12), 4227-4239.

40.       Hilding, J. M.; Grulke, E. A., Heat of Adsorption of Butane on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2004, 108 (36), 13688-13695.

41.       Endo, H.; Kuwana, K.; Saito, K.; Qian, D.; Andrews, R.; Grulke, E. A., CFD prediction of carbon nanotube production rate in a CVD reactor. Chemical Physics Letters 2004, 387 (4-6), 307-311.