Eric A. Grulke, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Research Areas: Advanced Carbon Materials and Nanotechnology, Diffusion in Polymers, Polymerization

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering - CME
359 RGAN
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859-257-6097
Fax: 859-323-4922

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University
M.S., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University


2003 – present Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Director, Electron Microscope Center, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky

2000 – 2003 Director, Advanced Carbon Materials Center, NSF MRSEC, University of Kentucky

1993 – present Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky

1993 – 2001 Chairman, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky. Director, Materials Characterization Center, Associate Director, Carbon Materials Group. CAER

1987 – 1990 Acting Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Michigan State University

1981 – 1982 Congressional Engineering Fellow with Senator Carl Levin, Michigan.

1978 – 1993 Professor, Associate Professor (81-87), Assistant Professor (78-81) Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University. Adjunct; Food Science, Agricultural Engineering

1975 – 1978 Senior R&D Engineer, B.F. Goodrich Chemical Division, Brecksville, Ohio

  1. Wang, B., P. Wu, A. Yokel Robert, and A. Grulke Eric, Influence of surface charge on lysozyme
    adsoprtion to ceria nanoparticles. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2012. 258: p. 5332-5341.
  2. Kanniah, V., B. Wang, Y. Yang, and E.A. Grulke, Graphite functionalization for dispersion in a
    two-phase lubricant oligomer mixture. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2012: p. Ahead of Print.
  3. Dan, M., P. Wu, E.A. Grulke, U.M. Graham, J.M. Unrine, and R.A. Yokel, Ceria-engineered
    nanomaterial distribution in, and clearance from, blood: size matters. Nanomedicine (Lond),
    2012. 7: p. 95-110.
  4. Kanniah, V., T.R. Forbus, S. Parker, and E.A. Grulke, Partition coefficients for a mixture of two
    lubricant oligomers. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2011. 122: p. 2915-2925.
  5. Mandzy, N.S., E.A. Grulke, and T.L. Druffel, Methods of making and using metal oxide
    nanoparticles. 2008, (Q2100, Inc., USA). Application: WO. p. 20pp.
  6. Harrison, C., E. Burgett, N. Hertel, and E. Grulke, Polyethylene/boron containing composites for
    radiation shielding applications. Ceram. Eng. Sci. Proc., 2009. 29(8, Nanostructured Materials
    and Nanotechnology II): p. 77-84.
  7. Grulke Eric, A. Characterization of engineered nanomaterials for health studies. in 3rd NNI
    workshop on nanoEHS research needs. 2009. Arlington, VA.
  8. El-Azzami, L.A. and E.A. Grulke, Carbon dioxide separation from hydrogen and nitrogen. J.
    Membr. Sci., 2009. 328(1-2): p. 15-22.
  9. Geng, K., F. Yang, and E.A. Grulke, Nanoindentation of submicron polymeric coating systems.
    Mater. Sci. Eng., A, 2008. A479(1-2): p. 157-163.
  10. Druffel, T., N. Mandzy, M. Sunkara, and E. Grulke, Polymer nanocomposite thin film mirror for
    the infrared region. Small, 2008. 4(4): p. 459-461.
Synergistic Activities
  • Senior U.S. editor, Polymer Handbook, John Wiley.
  • ABET evaluator, 2000- 2009, Chemical Engineering
  • Member, ISO/TC229, ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC229, developing ISO standards for the emerging nanotechnology industry, 2010