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Materials Synthesis, Processing, Structure and Properties

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The engineering of materials is simultaneously as old as human history (Bronze Age, Iron Age, Silicon Age), and an area which today is exploding with recent developments, as we gain control of structure at the nanoscale, or move into areas where synthetic and biological materials interface. At Princeton, materials research is a broad-based effort extending across many science and engineering departments, and the interdepartmental Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). Within Chemical Engineering, particular areas of strength and interest include organic materials (both polymers and small molecules), colloidal dispersions and nanoparticles, ceramics and glasses, and biomaterials. Applications for our inventions range from large-area electronics, to lightweight structural materials, to fluids with tailored flow behavior, to novel pharmaceutical delivery vehicles.

Faculty Research Area
Aksay, Ilhan

Ilhan A. Aksay
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

A326 Engineering Quad
609-258-4393
iaksay@princeton.edu

Ceramics and Glasses; Colloidal Dispersions; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Brangwynne, Clifford

Clifford P. Brangwynne
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering

301 Hoyt Laboratory
609-258-4528
cbrangwy@princeton.edu

Patterning in Developing Embryos; Physical Properties and Function of RNA/Protein Bodies; Architecture and Dynamics of the Cytoskeleton


Koel, Bruce

Bruce E. Koel
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

A311 Engineering Quad
609-258-4524
bkoel@princeton.edu

Surface Science; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Photocatalysis; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Plasma-Materials Interactions


Loo, Yueh-Lin (Lynn)

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo
Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Associate Director for External Partnerships, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

A323 Engineering Quad
609-258-9091
lloo@princeton.edu

Organic and Polymer Transistors and Solar Cells; Organic Semiconductors and Conducting Polymers; Self-Assembled Monolayers; Soft Lithography; Block Copolymers


Nelson, Celeste

Celeste M. Nelson
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

303 Hoyt Laboratory
609-258-8851
celesten@princeton.edu

Mammalian Tissue Morphogenesis/Morphodynamics; Microfabrication/bioMEMS for Tissue Engineering; Cell Adhesion and Mechanics


Panagiotopoulos, Athanassios

Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies

A317 Engineering Quad
609-258-4591
azp@princeton.edu

Molecular simulation of fluids, materials and biological systems; Thermodynamic analysis of processes; Ionic liquids and their applications; Computational Material Science


Priestley, Rodney

Rodney D. Priestley
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

A417 Engineering Quad
609-258-5721
rpriestl@princeton.edu

Polymer Science and Engineering, Nanoscale Materials Characterization, Supramolecular Polymers, Healing and Responsive Materials, Polymeric Membranes


Prud'homme, Robert

Robert K. Prud'homme
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Director, Program in Engineering Biology

A301 Engineering Quad
609-258-4577
prudhomm@princeton.edu

Flow in Porous Media; Micro and Nanofluidic Phenomena; Rheology; Colloidal Dispersions; Polymer Engineering


Register, Richard

Richard A. Register
Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

A217 Engineering Quad
609-258-4691
register@princeton.edu

Polymer Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Rheology


Russel, William

William B. Russel
Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dean of the Graduate School

A225 Engineering Quad
609-258-4590
wbrussel@princeton.edu

Nanoscience and nanotechnology; colloidal dispersions: gelation, crystallization, rheology modifiers, architectural, paper, and tape coatings, film formation and cracking, fillers for polymer melts; thin polymer films: instabilities, micron and submicron patterning, effects of electric or stress fields, coarsening, cracking


Scherer, George

George W. Scherer
William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

E319 Engineering Quad
609-258-5680
scherer@princeton.edu

Biopreservations; Art and Monument Conservation; Flow in Porous Media; Ceramics and Glasses