Ph.D., Caltech, 1973
Research Interests: Materials Processing, Supercritical Fluids, and Polymer Nanocomposites
Professor Gulari was named Dean of the College of Engineering and Science in July 2006, after serving as professor and chair of the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department at Wayne State University. From 2000 to 2004, she served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where she was the director of the Chemical and Transport Systems Division as well as the acting assistant director for the Engineering Directorate from September 2001 to April 2003.
Dean Gulari's research interests include thermodynamics and transport properties of polymer solutions and melts, materials processing with supercritical fluids, nano-scale fillers for composites, pharmaceutical applications of nanoclays, and light scattering and optical methods for probing microstructure of complex fluids.
C.W. Manke and E. Gulari, "Rheological Properties of Polymers Modified with CO2," ACS Green Chemistry Series, Using Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, editors, J. DeSimone and W. Tumas, Oxford Press, 174-189 (2003).
H. Tang, E. Gulari, and E.W. Rothe, "Determination of Concentrations of Solutes in Gaseous, Liquid, and Supercritical CO2 by Means of UV Raman Spectroscopy," Chemical Engineering Communications, 192, 1-16 (2005).
Z. Ergungor, J. M. Smolinski, C. W. Manke, and E. Gulari, "Effect of Polymer- Surfactant Interactions on Elongational Viscosity and Atomization of PEO Solutions," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 138, 1-6 (2006).
C. Dilek, C.W. Manke, and E. Gulari, "Phase Behavior of B-D Galactose Pentaacetate-Carbon Dioxide Binary System," Fluid Phase Equilibria, 239, 172-177 (2006)
G. K. Serhatkulu, C. Dilek, and E. Gulari, "Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Intercalation of Layered Silicates," Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 39, 264-270 (2006)
Z. Ergongor, J.M. Smolinski, C.W. Manke and E. Gulari, "Effect of Polymer-Surfactant Interactions on Elongational Viscosity and Atomization of PEO Solutions," Journal of Non-Newtonian Mechanics, 138, 1-6 (2006).
S. E. Horsch, G. Serhatkulu, R. Kannan, and E. Gulari, "Supercritical CO2 Dispersion of Nano-Clays and Clay-Polymer Nanocomposites," Polymer, 47, 7485-7486 (2007).
C. Dilek, C.W. Manke, and E. Gulari, "Phase Behavior of 1,3,5-tri-tert-butylbenzene-carbon dioxide Binary System," Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 43,421-429 (2008).
M. Manitiu, R. Blair, S. Horsch, E. Gulari and R.M. Kannan, "Supercritical CO2-processed Dispersed Polystyrene-clay Nanocomposites," Macromolecules, 41, 8038-8046 (2008).