School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Professor Gareth McKinley, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms along one of the driest regions on earth.
A team of researchers including Professor Gareth McKinley have found how to produce uniformly spaced bubbles in liquid. The findings could have implications for the development of microfluidic devices.
A method developed by Professor Gareth McKinley utilizes an echolocation-technique to quickly characterize any soft, rapidly changing substance, such as clotting blood or drying cement.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)Ph.D.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Downing CollegeM.Eng.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Downing CollegeB.A.
Superhydrophobic, Superoleophobic and Ice-phobic Surfaces
Jets and Sprays
Food and biofluid rheology
Viscoelastic Flow Instabilities
Optical instrumentation (PIV, Birefringence, tomography) for complex fluids
Microfluidic devices for complex fluids
Flow Assurance in the presence of waxes, hydrates and asphaltenes
Hydrogels and Fractal Gels
Time-Dependent and Time-Evolving Materials
Orchid ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8323-2779
Google Scholar: Gareth McKinley
SES G.I. Taylor Medal Recipient, 2022
Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 2019
National Academy of Engineering, 2019
Honorary Chair, Swansea University, June 2018
Gold Medal of the British Society of Rheology, Dec. 2014
The Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology, Oct. 2013
Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Jan. 2010
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2007
Society of Rheology Publication Award, 2007
Frenkiel Award, APS-DFD, 2002
National Academy of Engineering, Member
Society of Rheology, President (2015-2017)
US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, USNC/TAM, President (2016-2018)
APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Fellow
British Society of Rheology, Honorary Lifetime Member
Editorial Board, J. Rheology
Editorial Board, Rheol. Acta
Editorial Board, J. Non-Newt. Fluid Mechanics
Editorial Board, Applied Rheol.
Associate Editor, J. Fluid Mechanics 2007-2009
Executive Editor, JNNFM 1999-2009
Chair, Institute Committee on Nominations, 2014
Interim Department Head, July 2013.
Associate Department Head, 2008-2013
Engineering Council, 2008-2013
Head, MechE Area 1 (MMEC; Mechanics, Modeling, Experiment and Computation), 2005-2008
Director, Program in Polymer Science and Technology, 2004-2009.
Faculty Quality of Life Committee, Co-Chair, 2002
Advanced Fluid Mechanics (graduate level); ME 2.25 http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-25-advanced-fluid-mechanics-fall-2013/
Selected publications (from 275+ overall); see http://nnf.mit.edu/publications for papers since 2012. (For older papers see http://web.mit.edu/nnf/publications)
Pahlavan, A., Cueto-Felgueroso L. Hosoi, A. E., McKinley, G.H., Juanes, R., Thin Films in Partial Wetting, J. Fluid. Mech., (2018), 845, 642-681. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.255
Panchanathan, D., Kwon, G., Qahtan T. F., Gondal, M.A., Varanasi, K.K., McKinley, G.H., Kineticsof Photoinduced Wettability Switching on Nanoporous Titania Surfaces under Oil, Adv. Mat. Interfaces.(2017), 4(21) 1700462. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201700462
Ewoldt, R.H., McKinley G.H., Mapping Thixo-Elasto-Visco-Plastic Behavior†, Rheol. Acta (2017); 56(3), 195-210. DOI 10.1007/s00397-017-1001-8
Jamali, S., McKinley, G.H., Armstrong, R.C., Microstructural Rearrangements and Their Rheological Implications in a Model Thixotropic Elasto-Visco-Plastic Fluid, Phys. Rev. Lett., (2017), 118, 048003.
Barbati, A.J., Desroches, J., Robisson, A., McKinley, G.H. Complex Fluids and Hydraulic Fracturing, Ann. Rev. Chem and Biochem Eng.(2016), 7, pp. 415-453. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-chembioeng-080615-033630.
Keshavarz, B., Houze, E.C., Moore, J. R., Koerner, M. R., McKinley, G.H. Ligament-Mediated Fragmentation of Viscoelastic Liquids, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2016),117154502. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.154502.
Ma, L., Wang, J.J., Marconnet, A.M., Barbati,A.C., McKinley, G.H., Chen, G., Viscosity and Thermal Conductivity of Stable Graphite Suspensions near Percolation, Nanolet (2015), 15, 127-133.
Wei TS, Fan FY, Helal A, Smith KC, McKinley GH, Chiang YM, et al. Biphasic Electrode Suspensions for Li-Ion Semi-solid Flow Cells with High Energy Density, Fast Charge Transport, and Low-Dissipation Flow. Advanced Energy Materials. (2015), 5(15): 7.
Keshavarz B, Sharma V, Houze E.C., Koerner M.R., Moore J.R., Cotts P.M., Threlfall-Holmes, P., McKinley, G.H. Studying the Effects of Elongational Properties on Atomization of Weakly Viscoelastic Solutions using Rayleigh Ohnesorge Jetting Extensional Rheometry (ROJER). J. Non-Newt Fluid Mech. (2015), 222, 171-189. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnnfm.2014.11.004
Sharma, V., S.J Haward, J. Serdy, B. Keshavarz, A. Söderland, P. Threlfall-Holmes and G.H. McKinley, The Rheology of Aqueous Solutions of Ethyl Hydoxy-Ethyl Cellulose (EHEC) and its Hydrophobically-Modified Analogue (hmEHEC): Extensional Flow Response in Capillary Breakup, Jetting (ROJER) and in a Cross-Slot Extensional Rheometer. Soft Matter, (2015), 11, 3251 – 3270; DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01661K
Srinivasan, S., Kleingartner, J., Milne, A.J.B.M, Cohen, R.E., McKinley, G.H., Sustainable Drag Reduction in Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flows by Depositing Sprayable Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Phys. Rev. Lett., (2015), 114, 014501
Gondal, M.A., Sadullah, M.S., Panchanathan, D., McKinley, G.H., Varanasi, K.K., Study of Factors Governing Oil-Water Separation Process using TiO2 Films Prepared by Spray-Deposition of Nanoparticle Dispersions, ACS Appl. Mat & Int. 6(16), (2014). 13422-13429.
Park, K.-C., S. Srinivasan, S.S. Chhatre, R.E. Cohen, and G.H. McKinley, Fog Harvesting Mesh Surfaces. Langmuir, (2013), 29(43), 13269-13277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la402409f
Haward, S.J., M.S.N. Oliveira, M.A. Alves, and G.H. McKinley, An Optimized Cross-Slot Geometry for Microfluidic Extensional Rheometry. Phys. Rev. Lett., (2012), 109, 128301(1-5).
Park, K.-C., H. Choi, C.-H. Chang, R.E. Cohen, G.H. McKinley, and G. Barbastathis, Nanotextured Silica Surfaces with Robust Superhydrophobicity and Omnidirectional Broadband Supertransmissivity. ACS Nano, (2012) 6(5), 3789-3799.
Srinivasan, S., Chhatre, S.S., Mabry, J.M., Cohen, R.E., McKinley G.H., Solution Spraying of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) Blends to Fabricate Micro-Textured, Superoleophobic Surfaces, Polymer (2011), 52(14), 3209-3218.
Tuteja, A., Choi, W., Mabry, J.M., Cohen, R.E. and McKinley, G.H., Robust Omniphobic Surfaces, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 105(47), (2008), 18200-18205
Ewoldt, R.H., McKinley, G.H. and Hosoi, A.E., New Measures for Characterizing Nonlinear Viscoelasticity in Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear, J. Rheol., 52(6), (2008), 1427-1458.Tuteja, A., Choi, W., Ma, M., Mabry, J.M., Mazzella, S.A., Rutledge, G.C., Cohen, R.E. and McKinley, G.H., Designing Superoleophobic Surfaces, Science, 318 (2007), 1618-1622.
Liff, S.M., Kumar, N. and McKinley, G.H., High Performance Elastomeric Nanocomposites via Solvent Exchange Processing, Nature Materials, (2007), 6(1), 76-84.
Lau, K.S.K., Bico, J., Teo, K.B.K., Chhowalla, M., Amaratunga, G.A.J., Milne, W., McKinley, G.H., Gleason, K. K., Superhydrophobic Carbon Nanotube Forests†, Nanoletters, 3(12), (2003), 1701-1705.
US Patent # 5,588,509 Splined Vibration Device Using ER Fluids (w/ Bridgestone Corp.)
US Patent # 6,711,941 Braithwaite G, McKinley G.H., Spiegelberg S.H., Apparatus and Methods for Measuring Extensional Rheological Properties of a Material (w/ Cambridge Polymer Group).
U.S. Patent #6,852,772 Muratoglu, Orhun; Spiegelberg Stephen H.; McKinley, Gareth H.; A High Modulus Crosslinked Polyethylene with Reduced Residual Free Radical Concentration Prepared Below the Melt; (w/ Cambridge Polymer Group); continued by U.S. Patent #7,166,650.
U.S. Patent # 7,896,019, S. Deshmukh, G. Bettin, G.H.McKinley, "Active Controlled Energy Absorber Using Responsive Fluids".
U.S. Patent #7,304,097 B2 (continuation); Dec 4, 2007; continued by US #7,505,774; Muratoglu, Orhun; Spiegelberg Stephen H.; McKinley, Gareth H.; High Modulus Crosslinked Polyethylene with Reduced Residual Free Radical Concentration Prepared Below the Melt.
US Patent 9,120,669; Issued 9/1/15: C. Chang, H. Choi, K. Park, G.H. McKinley, R.E. Cohen,G. Barbastathis; “Process for Fabricating High Aspect Ratio Tapered nanocone Structures”.
US Patent #9,289,302; March 22, 2016 Thomas, B., Charlebois, S.J., Yakimicki, D., Mason, J., Spiegelberg, S.H., Braithwaite, G., McKinley, G., Muratoglu, O. Mosaicplasty Constructs, US Patent. Filed 7/20/99; (issued 3/22/16).
US Patent #9,469,083. Issued 10/18/16. H. Choi, J.-G. Kim,, K.-C. Park, R.E. Cohen, G. Barbastathis, G.H. McKinley; “Inverted Nanocone Structures for Multifunctional Surfaces and their Fabrication Process”; U.S. Patent Filed 13/932.066.
US Patent #9,352,258. Issued 2/11/2016. K.-C. Park, S. Chhatre, R.E. Cohen, G.H. McKinley,Liquid-Collecting Permeable Structure(MIT Disclosure #15712 filed January 18, 2013;). US Patent Application 61/751,039.
US Patent #9,650,518. Issued 5/16/2017. A.J. Meuler, J. M. Mabry, R.E. Cohen, G.H. McKinley Liquid Repellent Surfaces, Submitted 1/4/13; MIT case 14679; USPTO 13/734,446.
US Patent 10,034,958. Issued 7/31/18. A. Gaharwar, R.K. Avery, G. H. McKinley, A. Khademhosseini, B. D. Olsen; “Injectable and Self-Healing Nanocomposite Hydrogels for the Treatment of Hemorrhagic Shock", USPTO US61/836,761.
US Patent 10,202,711; Issued 2/12/19. A. Tuteja, W. Choi, J. Mabry, G. H. McKinley, R. E. Cohen, “Tunable Surfaces”,
An additional 10 disclosures are in various stages of preparation with MIT TLO.