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We are interested in applying the principles of soft materials science, device engineering, and applied chemistry (molecular engineering) to probe chemical and physical interactions at complex interfaces. Our group members focus on engineering responsive soft materials–polymers and emulsions–with bio-inspired functions for a wide range of applications in biomimicry, chemical and biosensors, and environmental monitoring.

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Research summary


April 20, 2022

Vivian and Cameron are co-first authors on a manuscript published in ACS SensorsThis work leveraged the behaviors of environmental contaminants (PFAS) at the interface of complex droplets to develop rapid sensing platforms. Tyler and Aakanksha are also co-authors. (Link to the paper.)

Paper 46 - TOC

April 4, 2022

Cameron was selected for the 2022 NSF GRF! The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) provides three years of full financial support during Cameron's Ph.D. Congrats Cameron! (Link: UA News)



November 18, 2021

Tyler and Baishali's Mini-Review was published in ACS OmegaOur Mini-Review discusses the detection of septic biomarkers from a perspective of materials engineers and sensor developers, with the emphasis on fast analysis time and a clinically relevant limit of detection. (Link to the paper.)

November 7, 2021

SRL at the 2021 AIChE National Meeting. Baishali, Suchol, and Tyler attended the conference in Boston this year to represent our lab!

October 15, 2021

Baishali and Tyler received travel grants from the Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC)! The travel grants will support their trips to the AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston this November to present their research. 

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