Chuck Rosenblatt

Charles Rosenblatt
Ohio Eminent Scholar & Professor of Physics
Case Western Reserve University

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1974)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1978)

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Charles Rosenblatt is Professor of Physics and Macromolecular Science and holds the Ohio Eminent Scholar endowed chair at Case Western Reserve University.  He has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996, a Fulbright scholar and professeur invité at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Université), a Lady Davis Fellow and visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Weston visiting professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.  Rosenblatt’s research interests center of “soft condensed matter”, with emphasis on liquid crystals, fluid dynamics, symmetry, and interfaces.  He was a recipient of Case Western Reserve’s inaugural Faculty Distinguished Research Award in 2013 and is a co-inventor of the vertically aligned cholesteric liquid crystal display.  Rosenblatt has served on both the executive and regular boards of the International Liquid Crystal Society, serves on the editorial boards of a number of scientific journals and is the Liquid Crystal section editor for the journal Crystals, and consults actively on both scientific and intellectual property matters.  His research funding has come from the National Science Foundation (NSF, with more than 35 years of continuous single-investigator support); the Department of Energy (DoE); the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); the U.S. Department of Education; the Petroleum Research Fund; the State of Ohio; the French Foreign Ministry; and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation.  With his colleague Cheryl Toman (French literature), he teaches a Paris-based humanities/science study abroad course on "Science and Technology in France:  Yesterday and Today" (FRCH 328).

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