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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


August 23, 2021

Welcome to the group Ramón! Ramón Castrejón Miranda joins our research team as an Accelerated Master's student. Welcome Ramón!



June 7, 2021

"Little Droplets With a Big Punch: Using Liquid Sensors to Test Water Safety." Our ARO funding was highlighted by UA College of Engineering! (Link. Story: Emily Dieckman.)  

May 14, 2021

Congratulations to Cameron and Vivian on their graduations today! Cameron received his B.S. in chemical engineering and will continue as a Ph.D. student in the lab after his summer internship at Freeport-McMoRan. Vivian received her M.S. in chemical engineering and was also voted Outstanding TA at the Student Interface by the graduating class of 2021! Congrats to both! 

Vivian Cameron grad 2021

May 14, 2021

Suchol won an award for Outstanding Faculty at the Student Interface! The award is voted by the graduating class of 2021 for the faculty member who the students feel have gone above and beyond in helping them succeed. 

May 7, 2021

Vivian successfully defended her M.S. thesis! Congratulations to Vivian on finishing her accelerated M.S. degree and securing a position with NXP Semiconductors in Austin, Texas!

May 3, 2021

Cameron received the Richard A. Harvill Fellowship and the Triffet Award! After completing his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering this Spring, Cameron will continue at the University of Arizona as a Ph.D. student. The Harvill Fellowship will provide $12,000 stipend and the graduate tuition, and the Triffet Award provides $4,000 additional support for Cameron's first year as a graduate student. 

March 21, 2021

Suchol received an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (ARO YIP) award! The fund will support the development of all-liquid sensors to detect and classify environmental contaminants. (Link. Story: Emily Dieckman.) 



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