Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
(Distinguished Teaching Award 1993)
(Distinguished Research Award 2001)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM 87801
B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics,
M.S. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
Univ. of Pennsylvania,1986.
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry,
Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1986.
The Glass Transition (a free volume view)
There is movement.
Thus: The world is not full.
There is empty space.
The nothing, the void, does exist.
Thus: The world consists of the existing,
the hard and full, and the void:
Of ‘atoms and the void’
-Democritus ca. 400 BC (trans. Karl Popper)