Isaac Sanchez


Schematic master curve of polymer solution phase and conformational behavior. The grayed region denotes conditions under which a semi-dilute polymer/solvent mixture will phase separate and in which the dilute phase will consist of polymer globules in dilute solution. The white region denotes conditions under which a polymer/solvent mixture will exist as a single phase that in the dilute limit will consist of single polymer coils in dilute solution. Dashed lines indicate phase boundaries lacking definitive experimental confirmation.

Professor Isaac C. Sanchez holds the William J. Murray Chair in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997 and is a charter member of the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science. He has been a member of the UT Chemical Engineering Department since 1988; he also spent 3 years in industrial laboratories (Xerox and Alcoa) and 10 years at the US National Institute of Science & Technology. He has been very active in US graduate and post-doctoral education issues by serving since 1997 on a NRC/NAS Advisory Panel for all post- and pre-doctoral programs administered by the NRC; this includes Ford Foundation Fellowships that are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Currently, he is the Graduate Student Advisor to 175 UT Chemical Engineering graduate students.


David S. Simmons and Isaac C. Sanchez, “A Model for a Thermally Induced Polymer Coil-to-Globule Transition,” Macromolecules, 41, 5885 (2008).

Xiaochu Wang and Isaac C. Sanchez, “Welding Immiscible Polymers with a Supercritical Fluid,” Langmuir 23, 12192, 2007.

Frank T. Wilmore and Isaac C. Sanchez, J. Chem. Phys. “Gas Diffusion in Glasses via a Probabilistic Molecular Dynamics” 126, 234502, 2007.