John L. Anderson

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
  • Former Illinois Institute of Technology President


Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Urbana (Chemical Engineering, 1971)
M.S. from University of Illinois, Urbana (Chemical Engineering, 1969)
B.S. from University of Delaware, Newark (Chemical Engineering, 1967)

Research Interests

  • Electrokinetic phenomena
  • Electrophoresis of complex particles
  • Transport in porous media and gels
  • Membrane separations
  • Fluid dynamics at low Reynolds numbers
  • Bioengineering


“Diffusion of Insulin-like Growth Factor-I and Ribonuclease Through Fibrin Gels,” Biophysical Journal, 92, 4444–4450 (2007) (with J. V. Nauman, P. G. Campbell, and F. Lanni).

“Solvent Effects on the Permeability of Membrane Supported Gels,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 41, 464–472 (2002) (with K. Buehler).

“Two-Particle Dynamics on an Electrode in ac Electric Fields,” Advances in Colloid & Interface Science, 96, 131–142 (2002) (with J. Kim, S. Guelcher, and S. Garoff).

“Effects of Zeta Potential and Electrolyte on Particle Interactions on an Electrode Under ac Polarization,” Langmuir, 18, 5387–5391 (2002) (with J. Kim, S. Garoff, and P. J. Sides).

“Two-Particle Dynamics On Electrodes,” Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications, Proceedings Volume 2002–21, 191–197, (2002) (with J. Kim, S. Garoff, and P. J. Sides).

“Aggregation of Pairs of Particles on Electrodes During Electrophoretic Deposition,”Powder Technology, 110, 90–97, (2000) (with S. Guelcher and Y. Solomentsev).

“Measuring Colloidal Forces Using Differential Electrophoresis,” Langmuir, 16, 7, 3372–3384 (2000) (with D. Velegol and S. Garoff).

“Aggregation Dynamics for Two Particles During Electrophoretic Deposition at Steady Fields,” Langmuir, 16, 9208–9216 (2000) (with Y. Solomentsev, S. A. Guelcher, and M. Bevan).

“Thermocapillary Flow and Aggregation of Bubbles on a Solid Wall,” J. Colloid and Interface Science, 232, 111–120 (2000) (with H. Kasumi, Y. E. Solomentsev, S. A. Guelcher, and P. J. Sides).

“Tangential Forces Between Non-Touching Colloidal Particles,” Physical Review Letters, 83, 1243–1246 (1999) (with D. Velegol, S. Catana, and S. Garoff).


“Electrokinetic- and Thermocapillary-Flow-Driven Aggregation of Particles and Bubbles on Surfaces,” in Transport Processes in Bubbles, Drops, and Particles, D. De Kee and R. P. Chhabra, editor, Taylor & Francis, p. 55–78, (2002) (with P. J. Sides, H. Kasumi, S. A. Guelcher, and Y. E. Solomentsev).

“Electrophoresis of Complex and Interacting Particles,” in Interfacial Electrokinetics and Electrophoresis, A. V. Delgado, editor, Marcel Dekker, p. 147–172, (2001) (with D. Velegol and Y. Solomentsev).

“Electrophoresis of Nonuniformly Charged Chains,” in Macro-ion Characterization: From Dilute Solutions to Complex Fluids, K. S. Schmitz, editor, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., (1994) (with Y. Solomentsev).