Surface and colloid science technology
Professor Radke's research focuses on combining principles of surface and colloid science towards engineering technologies where phase boundaries dictate system behavior. He employs modern spectroscopic tools along with molecular theory and simulation, and continuum transport and reaction engineering to provide quantitative description of interfacial behavior important to technology development. Specific areas of interest include: protein/polymer/surfactant adsorption from solution, two-phase enzymatic catalysis, interfacial surfactant transport, wetting and spreading, colloid stability, dynamics and stability of thin films, chromatography, multiphase and disperse phase flow in porous media, wettability of and chemical transport and reaction in porous media, electrokinetics, pore-level fluid mechanics, tear films, and contact-lens coating and physical design.
Professor. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1971). DuPont Young Faculty Grant; College of Chemistry Teaching Award, University of California, Berkeley (1993); The Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of California, Berkeley (1993); Most Appreciated Faculty Member, AIChE Student Chapter, University of California, Berkeley (1993); 1993-94 AIChE Award for Chemical Engineering Excellence in Academic Teaching, Northern California Section; Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Berkeley (1994); Department of Chemical Engineering Teaching Award, University of California Berkeley (1998);Collaboratus Lecturer, Rutgers University (2000); 2002 Outstanding Faculty Award, Student Chapter of AIChE, University of California, Berkeley; 2002; American Chemical Society National Award in Colloid Chemistry, 2003.