Professor Greenberg's research interests include polymer science, the mechanical behavior of materials and biomaterials, and the formation, characterization and performance of membranes. His research group has pioneered the development of a number of innovative techniques for non-destructive measurement of material performance. To date such techniques include ultrasonic reflectometry for characterization of membrane phenomena such as fouling, pendant-drop mechanical analysis for the study of degradation mechanisms in interfacially polymerized films, techniques for the simultaneous real-time measurement of mechanical and transport behavior of polymeric thin films and membranes under high-pressure, high-temperature conditions, and a technique termed evapoporometry that determines the pore-size distribution based on evaporative mass loss. The development of these techniques has generated international collaborations, research publications and presentations as well as patents.
membrane science and engineering, membrane formation, characterization, and behavior, materials science, polymers, and metallurgy, mechanical behavior of materials, mechanical behavior of biological materials