Welcome Professor Paul Russo

Professor Paul Russo, Hightower Chair in Biopolymers, joined the MSE family starting January 2014. Dr. Russo came to MSE from Lousiana State University where he was a faculty member in the Department Chemistry. As Hightower Chair, Russo will continue to specialize in macromolecular chemistry and materials science.

His research interests include the dynamics of complex fluids composed of synthetic or biological polymers, especially polyelectrolytes; hierarchically structured colloidal systems; new methods of macromolecular characterization; and inhibition of Alzheimer’s disease. He has also been working on developing new models for graduate education.