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Murugappan (Muthu) Muthukumar, Ph.D.

Wilmer D. Barrett ProfessorUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst

After his undergraduate education in University of Madras, India, Murugappan Muthukumar did his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Professor Karl Freed. After his postdoctoral fellowship with Sir Sam Edwards in the Cavendish Laboratory at the Cambridge University, he joined the faculty of Illinois Institute of Technology for a couple of years, and then moved to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he is the Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering. His current topics of interest include polymer crystallization, polyelectrolyte physics, assembly of viruses, polymer translocation, and physics of vision.

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