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Contact Info:
4 Colby Street, Rm. 144
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.2598
Fax: 617.627.3991
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Kenneth A. Van Wormer
Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


1952 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clarkson College
1961 Sc.D. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Phalanx
  • Numerous fellowships, scholarships and student awards

Research Interests

  • Polymer Structure and Properties
  • Processing and Properties of Composite Materials
  • Surface, Interface and Adhesion
  • Diffusion and Sorption in Polymers

Courses Taught

  • ChBE 60 Chemical Process Design
  • ChBE 22 Unit Operations & Transport Phenomena III

Selected Publications

Philipossian, A. and K. Van Wormer, "Recirculating Gas Cells and their Effect on the Large Scale Production of Uniform, Ultra-Thin Si02 Gate Insulators", Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on ULSI Science and Technology, Los Angeles, CA, 1989.

Amarjeev Kaul and Kenneth Van Wormer "Effects of Internal Stage Recycle on Efficiency and Performance of a Mixer-Settler", Ind. Eng. Chem. Process Des. & Dev.,;(1985), 24, 636-646.

Philipossian, A., and K. Van Wormer, "The Thermal Oxidation Reactor Design Project (Final Report)", DEC Internal Memorandum, 1988.