Credentials: Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tim Lodge graduated from Harvard in 1975 with a B.A. cum laude in Applied Mathematics. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in 1980, working with John Schrag, and then spent 20 months as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST, working with UW alumnus Charles Han. Since 1982 he has been on the Chemistry faculty at Minnesota, and in 1995 he also became a Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science. In 2013 he was named a Regents Professor, the University’s highest academic rank.
In 1994 he was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He received the Arthur K. Doolittle Award from the PMSE Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 1998, and in 2004 he received the APS Polymer Physics Prize. He was elected to Fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he received the International Scientist Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, in 2009. He was the recipient of the 2010 Prize in Polymer Chemistry from the ACS, and was also elected an ACS Fellow in 2010. In 2012 he received the Minnesota Award from the Minnesota Section of the ACS, and the Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education Award from the University of Minnesota. He was honored with the Hermann Mark Award of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry in 2015, and in 2016 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2018 he will receive the Paul Flory Education Award from the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.
From 2001–2017 Tim served as the Editor of the ACS journal Macromolecules. In 2011 he became the founding Editor for ACS Macro Letters. He has served as Chair of the Division of Polymer Physics, APS (1997–8), and as Chair of the Gordon Research Conferences on Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions (1998) and Polymer Physics (2000). Since 2005 he has been Director of the NSF-supported Materials Research Science & Engineering Center at Minnesota. He has authored or co-authored over 400 papers in the field of polymer science, and advised or co-advised over 70 PhD students. His research interests center on the structure and dynamics of polymer liquids, including solutions, melts, blends, and block copolymers, with particular emphases on self-assembling systems using rheological, scattering and microscopy techniques.