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John L. Anderson Ph.D.

John L. Anderson
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Former IIT President


Perlstein Hall, Room 127







Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Urbana (Chemical Engineering, 1971)
M.S. from University of Illinois, Urbana (Chemical Engineering, 1969)
B.S. from University of Delaware, Newark (Chemical Engineering, 1967)


  • Electrokinetic phenomena
  • Electrophoresis of complex particles
  • Transport in porous media and gels
  • Membrane separations
  • Fluid dynamics at low Reynolds numbers
  • Bioengineering


“Electrokinetic- and Thermocapillary-Flow-Driven Aggregation of Particles and Bubbles on Surfaces,” in Transport Processes in Bubbles, Drops, and Particles, D. De Kee and R. P. Chhabra, editor, Taylor & Francis, p. 55–78, (2002) (with P. J. Sides, H. Kasumi, S. A. Guelcher, and Y. E. Solomentsev).

“Electrophoresis of Complex and Interacting Particles,” in Interfacial Electrokinetics and Electrophoresis, A. V. Delgado, editor, Marcel Dekker, p. 147–172, (2001) (with D. Velegol and Y. Solomentsev).

“Electrophoresis of Nonuniformly Charged Chains,” in Macro-ion Characterization: From Dilute Solutions to Complex Fluids, K. S. Schmitz, editor, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., (1994) (with Y. Solomentsev).


“Diffusion of Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Ribonuclease Through Fibrin Gels,” Biophysical Journal, 92, 4444–4450 (2007) (with J. V. Nauman, P. G. Campbell, and F. Lanni).

“Solvent Effects on the Permeability of Membrane Supported Gels,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 41, 464–472 (2002) (with K. Buehler).

“Two-Particle Dynamics on an Electrode in ac Electric Fields,” Advances in Colloid & Interface Science, 96, 131–142 (2002) (with J. Kim, S. Guelcher, and S. Garoff).

“Effects of Zeta Potential and Electrolyte on Particle Interactions on an Electrode Under ac Polarization,” Langmuir, 18, 5387–5391 (2002) (with J. Kim, S. Garoff, and P. J. Sides).

“Two-Particle Dynamics On Electrodes,” Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications, Proceedings Volume 2002–21, 191–197, (2002) (with J. Kim, S. Garoff, and P. J. Sides).

“Aggregation of Pairs of Particles on Electrodes During Electrophoretic Deposition,”Powder Technology, 110, 90–97, (2000) (with S. Guelcher and Y. Solomentsev).

“Measuring Colloidal Forces Using Differential Electrophoresis,” Langmuir, 16, 7, 3372–3384 (2000) (with D. Velegol and S. Garoff).

“Aggregation Dynamics for Two Particles During Electrophoretic Deposition at Steady Fields,” Langmuir, 16, 9208–9216 (2000) (with Y. Solomentsev, S. A. Guelcher, and M. Bevan).

“Thermocapillary Flow and Aggregation of Bubbles on a Solid Wall,” J. Colloid and Interface Science, 232, 111–120 (2000) (with H. Kasumi, Y. E. Solomentsev, S. A. Guelcher, and P. J. Sides).

“Tangential Forces Between Non-Touching Colloidal Particles,” Physical Review Letters, 83, 1243–1246 (1999) (with D. Velegol, S. Catana, and S. Garoff).