Dr.Christopher Macosko is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He has received many academic and professional awards including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000. With his students he has published over 500 journal papers, has 9 patents and has written 2 books, including the popular text: Rheology: Principles, Measurements, and Applications. He is the director of IPrime, the Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Professor Macosko is also known for his faith in Jesus Christ. He has spoken at many campuses both locally and internationally on Origin of Life. He served as Board Chairman for the MacLaurin Institute (now Anselm House), a Christian learning center at the U of M. He is a founder of the Christian Faculty Network at the U of M and is active at Stadium Village Church on the Campus where his wife Kathleen is pastor emeritus. He won the E.B. Nilson Award for Christian Leadership at Secular Universities in 1995 and the Aris Mentoring Award from U of M Christian Faculty in 2005.
He has taught a seminar for credit at the U of M called Life: By Chance or Design? This course was awarded a Science and Religion Course Program grant from the John Templeton Foundation in 2000. He testified in 2006 at the Minnesota House and Senate hearings recommending that the new science standards encourage biology teachers to teach the controversy in Darwinian evolution. He is currently campus advisor for Intervarsity and for Truth in Science and Engineering and leads a Bible study with students. He enjoys weekly Lectio Divina scripture reading and prayer with several other professors at the U.