Ryan Van Horn, associate professor, chemical and biomolecular engineering
Research areas: Van Horn’s research has focused on the physical characterization and structure-property relationships of polymeric materials, and the thermodynamics of materials: phase behavior in tertiary, binary, and single-component systems. In 2020, Van Horn was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his research project titled “RUI: Metastability of Crystals in Double Crystalline PEO-b-PCL Films and Their Role in Transport Properties.” His published works may be viewed through Google Scholar.
His Lafayette journey: Van Horn joined Lafayette’s faculty in 2018, but actually earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Lafayette in 2004. He was a postdoctoral research associate at University of Akron, where he earned his Ph.D., and taught at Allegheny College for eight years prior to returning to his alma mater.
What he’ll be teaching in the fall: ES232 Biomaterials Science; FYS150 A Plastic World