JANUSZ GREBOWICZ, PhD
Hello. I’m an experimental physicist specializing in applied thermodynamics for material science. I teach thermophysical properties of materials and conduct research in a world-class lab that I set up. US-based, Europe raised and educated worldwide, so international education is my huge passion.
My newest book has just hit the market. This is THE HANDBOOK OF DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY: the very first encyclopedic summary of this kind of the most important thermal analysis technique used today and the most common thermal analysis instrument found in chemical characterization laboratories.
I made some breakthrough contributions to material physics. For example, kinetics of CAPILLARY BREAK-UP in polymer liquid systems (high viscosity), first ever schematic DIAGRAM OF ALL PHASES AND MESOPHASES, RIGID AMORPHOUS PHASE, CONDIS CRYSTALS (I invented the concept and named it). My work resulted in well over 2000 citations, which allowed my colleagues from the field to recognize me as one of the world's top thermal analysts. My research is focused on the characterization of morphology, phase structure and transitions, chemical transformation of various materials exposed to temperature change. The temperature range within which I perform experiments is broad: -170ºC (liquid N2) to 1450ºC (the mouth of volcano). This capability exists today in my research lab at the University of Houston-Downtown, where I pass my experience on to students in the COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING.