Ilhan A. Aksay
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Ph.D. 1973, University of California at Berkeley
Prof. Aksay's research activities focus on materials processing with complex fluids. Complex fluids such as colloids and/or amphiphilic solutions spontaneously self-assemble to produce ordered nanostructures, an essential step in the design and processing of materials. Many of the activities draw inspiration from biological systems to shape new systems that are multifunctional, "smart" in their ability to detect and respond to changes in environmental conditions, and capable of self-healing.