Skip to main content
Portrait photo of Glenn Evans

Glenn T. Evans

Emeritus
Department of Chemistry

Glenn T. Evans

Emeritus
Department of Chemistry

Background

Education

Yale University (1974-77)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University (1973-74)

Ph.D., Brown University (1973)

B.S., Seton Hall University (1968)

Research

Research Interests: Physical chemistry of complex fluids

The term complex fluids encompasses many materials: those which self assemble to form nano-scale aggregates (micelles, fibrils), glassy materials with transport properties of a solid and yet molecular structure of a liquid, hydrogen bonded fluids with a varying degrees of orientational regularity.  Our goal is to develop and apply simple microscopic theoretical models to understand the thermodynamic and the transport properties of the set of complex fluids summarized above.

Publications

  • Effective Separation of Forces in a Mode Coupling Theory of Self-Diffusion, J. Chem. Phys., 2007, 127 (5).
  • The Freezing Transition of a Hard Sphere Fluid Subject to the Percus-Yevick Approximation, J. Chem. Phys., 2006, 125 (20).
  • Stokes-Einstein Relations for a Square-Well Fluid, J. Chem. Phys., 2005, 122 (24).
  • Momentum and Stress Relaxation in Fluids Illustrating Caging, J. Chem. Phys., 2004, 121 (8), 3667-3670.
  • Association in a Four-Coordinated, Water-Like Fluid, J. Chem. Phys., 2003, 118 (5), 2286-2300.
  • Force Correlation Functions and the Diffusion Coefficient of Water, J. Chem. Phys., 2002, 117 (24), 11284-11291.
  • Harmonic Modes in a Hard Sphere Fluid, Phys. Rev. Letts., 1994, 72, 1666.
  • Hard Convex Body Fluids, Adv. in Chem. Phys., 1993, LXXXVI.
  • A van der Waals theory of nematic liquid crystals: a convex peg in a round hole potential, Molec. Phys., 1991, 74, 85.
  • Translational and Rotational Dynamics of Simple Dense Fluids, J. Chem. Phys., 1988, 88 (8), 5035.

Awards

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1980-82)
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar (1982-87)
  • Milton Harris teaching award (OSU Chemistry) (1991)
  • Sigma Xi research award (1995)