Timothy P. Lodge

Portrait of Professor Timothy Lodge

Timothy P. Lodge

Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry


Smith Hall
Room 235
207 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Materials Research Science & Engineering Center


B.S. Harvard University, 1975

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1980

Research Interests

Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry: polymer nanostructures

Polymer Chemistry: polymer characterization

Experimental Physical Chemistry: polymer liquids

We are interested in multicomponent polymer systems such as block copolymers, which can undergo self-assembly to form interesting nanostructures in both solution and bulk. Our program involves:

  1. synthesis of model polymers,
  2. characterization of their molecular features,
  3. assessment of the material structure by scattering and microscopy, and
  4. exploring dynamic processes such as diffusion and the kinetics of structural re-arrangement.
Professor Lodge's work on thin polymers for electronics

Honors and Awards

Sustained Research Prize of the Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2020

Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry, 2018

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016

Fellow, Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Fellow, Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2016

Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award from the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2015 

Regents Professor, University of Minnesota, 2013

Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education Award, University of Minnesota, 2012

Minnesota Award-American Chemical Society Minnesota Section, 2012

Turner Alfrey Visiting Professorship, 2011

Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2010

Award in Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2010

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009

International Scientist Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 2009

Nelson W. Taylor Award in Materials Science, Penn State University, 2007

College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, University of Minnesota, 2004

Paul Flory Polymer Research Award, POLYCHAR, 2004

American Physical Society Polymer Physics Prize, 2004

Society of Rheology Publication Award, 2003

National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, 2002

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, 2001

EPSRC Visiting Fellow, University of Leeds, 1999

Arthur K. Doolittle Award, PMSE Division, American Chemical Society, 1998

Fellow of the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum, 1994-95

National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, 1994

Fellow, American Physical Society, 1993

Institute of Technology George Taylor Distinguished Research Award, 1993

Bush Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship, 1991-92

Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991-92

Visiting Professor, Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Germany, 1988

Visiting Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan, 1985; 1992; 1994

National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, 1981-1982

American Chemical Society Analytical Division Fellowship, 1980

Mailing Address

Timothy P. Lodge
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
B-6, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431