Professor Durning has been at Columbia since 1982. "Our research focuses on the non-equilibrium behavior of polymers. Polymers are very high molecular weight organic species with a large number of internal degrees of freedom...The two focal themes in our work are mass-dispersion phenomena in bulk polymeric systems, and the behavior of polymers at interfaces. These issues are relevant to a number of practical problems, including aspects of polymer processing, coatings and suspension formulation, and adhesive formulation."
B.S., Columbia, 1978; M.A., Princeton, 1979; Ph.D., 1982