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David Venerus

Contact Info

Title: Professor, Director Mat. Eng. Program
Office: 204 York
Phone: 973-596-3158
Dept: Chem & Mat Eng



  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 1989
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1986
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1984

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, NJIT 2018-present
  • Director of Materials Engineering Program, NJIT 2018-present
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT 2002-2018
  • Director, Center of Excellence in Polymer Science & Engineering, IIT 1999-2003, 2007-2015
  • Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, IIT 2003-2007
  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT 1995-2002
  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT 1989-1995
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering, U. Chicago, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Materials, ETH Zuerich, Fall 1997, Spring 2002, Spring 2011



Areas of Interest

Transport Phenomena in Soft Matter, Rheology of Complex Fluids, Interfacial Transport Phenomena, Forced Rayleigh Scattering, Polymer Science and Engineering


Recent Publications

“Squeeze flows in liquid films bound by porous disks," D.C. Venerus, accepted J. Fluid Mech. (2018).

“Linear viscoelastic behavior of bidisperse polystyrene blends: experiments and slip-link predictions," M. Katzarova, T. Kashyap, J. D. Schieber, D. C. Venerus, Rheol. Acta 57, 327-338 (2018).

“Evidence for defomation-dependent heat capacity in an elastomer subjected to uniaxial elongation," D. Nieto Simavilla, J. D. Schieber, D. C. Venerus, Macromol. 51, 589-597 (2018).

“A novel method for performing creep experiments on polymer melts in equibiaxial elongational flow," R.M. Mick and D.C. Venerus, Rheol. Acta 56, 91-96 (2017).

“Challenging Tube and Slip-Link Models: Predicting the Linear Rheology of Blends of Well-Characterized Star and Linear 1,4-Polybutadienes," P. S. Desai, B.-G. Kang, M. Katzarova R. Hall, Q. Huang, S. Lee, T. Chang, D. C. Venerus, J. Mays, J. D. Schieber and R. G. Larson, Macromol. 49, 4964-4977 (2016).

“Tears of wine: new insights on an old phenomenon," D.C. Venerus and D. Nieto Simavilla, Sci. Rep. (Nature) 5, 16162 (2015).

“Diffusion-induced bubble growth and collapse in yield-stress fluids," D.C. Venerus, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 215, 53-59 (2015).

“Rheological behavior of commercial polymer melts in equibiaxial elongational flow," R.M. Mick, T.-Y. Shiu and D.C. Venerus, Poly. Eng. Sci. 55, 1012-1017 (2015).

“An infrared thermal imaging technique to investigate anisotropic thermal transport in a polymers," D. Nieto Simavilla and D.C Venerus, ASME J. Heat Trans. 36, 111303 (2014).

“Thermodynamic approach to interfacial transport phenomena: single-component systems," H.C. Oettinger and D.C. Venerus, AIChE J. 60, 1424-1433 (2014).

“Flow Field Visualization of Entangled Polybutadiene Solutions under Nonlinear Viscoelastic Flow Conditions," Y. Li, M. Hu, G.B. McKenna, C.J. Dimitriou, G.H. McKinley, R.M. Mick, D.C. Venerus and L.A. Archer, J. Rheol. 57, 1411-1428 (2013).

“Anisotropic thermal conduction in polymer melts in uniaxial elongation flows," S. Gupta, J.D. Schieber and D.C. Venerus, J. Rheol. 57, 427-439 (2013).

“On the molecular origins of anisotropy in thermal conductivity in deformed polymer melts," J.D. Schieber, D.C. Venerus and S. Gupta, Soft Matter, 8, 11781-11785 (2012).

“Anisotropic thermal transport in a cross-linked polyisoprene rubber subjected to uniaxial elongation," D. Nieto-Simavilla, J.D. Schieber and D.C Venerus, J. Poly. Sci.: Part B 50, 1638-1644 (2012).

“Investigation of Thermal Transport in Colloidal Silica Dispersions," D.C. Venerus and Y. Jiang, J. Nanoparticle Res. 13, 3075-3083 (2011).

“Role of Thermo-responsiveness and Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Cross-link Density on Protein Release from Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydro-gels," P.W. Drapala, E.M. Brey, W.F. Mieler, D.C. Venerus, J.J. Kang Derwent and V.H. Prez-Luna, J. Biomat. Sci. 22, 59-75 (2011).

“Continuous lubricated squeezing flow: a novel technique for equibiaxial elongational viscosity measurements on polymer melts," D.C. Venerus, T.-Y. Shiu, T. Kashyap and J. Hosttetler, J. Rheol. 54, 1083-1095 (2010).