Presentation: Polymorphism and Crystallization Kinetics of Precision Polyethylenes
Professor R. G. Alamo obtained her B.Sc. and MS from the University of Valladolid, Spain and a Doctorate in Chemistry/Polymers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (CSIC). After postdoctoral work at Florida State University, she worked at Dow Chemical Ibérica from 1985 to 1987, and in 1995 she joined the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering of the jointly managed FAMU-FSU College of Engineering where she is presently the Simon Ostrach Professor of Engineering. Her major research interest has been to advance knowledge of the interplay between chain microstructure, phase structure, crystallization kinetics and morphology of non-oriented bulk crystallized polymers. Her vision is to understand this interplay using well-characterized polyolefins that serve as models to understand the behavior of more complex commercial systems.
Professor Alamo has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific papers, 16 book chapters, and delivered multiple invited. She received the award for Outstanding Achievement given by the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) in 2009, and was named Fellow of the American Physical Society upon the recommendation of the Division of Polymer Physics in 2012. She has served in the Advisory Editorial board of Macromolecules, and presently serves in the Advisory Council of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering Program (WINSE) and as director of Honors in the major for Chemical Engineering at FSU.