Glotzer, Sharon | Faculty

Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Physics

NCRC, B10-A117


Glotzer Lab

Ph.D., Physics, Boston University, 1993
B.S., Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987

Research Interests
Computational nanoscience, soft matter and complex fluids; self-assembly and materials design.

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Engineering, elected Member 2019
  • 2019 Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer, Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Liquids
  • 2019 Anneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, American Physical Society
  • 2018 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Materials Research Society, elected Fellow, 2017.
  • 2016 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers, elected Fellow, 2016
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow, 2016
  • John W. Cahn Distinguished University Professorship, University of Michigan, 2015
  • 2014 MRS Medal, Co-recipient with Nicholas Kotov, Materials Research Society. Citation: “For foundational work elucidating processes of nanoparticle self-assembly.”
  • National Academy of Sciences, elected Member 2014
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected Fellow, 2013
  • Simons Investigator, named July 2012 to inaugural class. Funded 2012 – 2022
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected Member 2011
  • Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professorship, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
  • National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow, Department of Defense, 2009-2014
  • Charles M.A. Stine Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Materials Engineering & Sciences Division, 2008
  • American Physical Society, elected Fellow 2006
  • Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2006
  • Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies 2006-2007 Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan
  • W.F. James Chair of Pure and Applied Sciences, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2004-2006
  • Departmental Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004
  • American Physical Society Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award, 2000
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 1998