Green, Prof. Peter
Green’s research, in part, evolves around developing a fundamental understanding of the influence of morphology on transport processes in polymer based systems under nanoscale confinement. He has investigated the role of confinement and morphology on chain and segmental dynamics in polymer/polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites, and block copolymer thin films. Another area includes developing fundamental insights into glassy relaxation processes in polymer thin films and the role of macromolecular architecture. Other problems involve understanding the role of morphological structure, and external interfaces, on charge carrier mobilities and thermal conductivity in thin semiconducting polymer films. This research has important implications for various device and energy conversion applications.Green began his career at Sandia National Laboratories and subsequently moved to the University of Texas, Austin, where he was Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the BF Goodrich Professor of Materials Engineering. He later moved to the University of Michigan to become Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He was also the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering and of Applied Physics. From 2009-2015, he was the Principal Investigator and the DOE Energy Frontier Center (EFRC) –Center for solar and thermal energy conversion. He is currently the Chief Research Officer of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.Dr. Green is a former President of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Green is a former Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters (PRL) and is an APS “Outstanding Referee.” He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Physics from Hunter College, N.Y., and his doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University.