Leadership & Faculty

Thomas H. Epps, III

ALLAN & MYRA FERGUSON DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF CHEMICAL & BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

CBE | MSE

    • Biobased polymers from waste feedstocks
    • Ion-conducting, battery membranes
    • Stimuli-responsive polymer for drug delivery and gene therapy
    • Nanostructured thin films and coatings
    • Polymer/MOF composites

thepps@udel.edu | Epps Research Group

LaShanda T.J. Korley

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING

MSE | CBE

    • Hierarchical peptide polymer hybrids
    • New fiber manufacturing strategies for functional materials development
    • Responsive composites

 

 

 

lkorley@udel.edu | Korley Research Group

Antony N. Beris

ARTHUR B. METZNER PROFESSOR

CBE

    • Analytical & numerical modeling of complex fluids
    • Simulation of polymer solutions & melts, turbulent flow, and free-surface flows with surfactants

 

 

beris@udel.edu |
Beris Research Group

David Burris

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

ME

    • Interface Mechanics
    • Indentation & Characterization of Biphasic Materials
    • Surface & Interfacial Properties of Polymer Films & Coatings
    • Multiscale Friction & Adhesion
    • Ultra Low Wear Materials & Interfaces

dlburris@udel.edu |
Burris Research Group

Sambeeta Das

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

ME

    • Active Colloids and Self Assembly
    • Soft Matter Physics
    • Micro/NanoRobots
    • Tissue Engineering

 

 

 

samdas@udel.edu

Emily Day

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

BME

    • Nanomedicine
    • Gene Regulation
    • Photothermal Therapy
    • Biomimetic Drug Delivery Vehicles
    • Translational Cancer Research

 

 

Linktree

emilyday@udel.eduDay Research Group

Charles Dhong

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

MSE | BME

    • Designing Tactile and Haptic Sensations
    • Dry and Wet Adhesion
    • Mechanical Forces at Polymer Interfaces and Thin Films
    • Devices for Measuring Mechanical Forces at the Mesoscale

 

 

cdhong@udel.edu | Dhong Research Group

Catherine A. Fromen

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

CBE

    • Pulmonary Drug Delivery & Immune Engineering
    • Biomaterials
    • 3D Printing

 

 

 

 

 

cfromen@udel.edu | Fromen Research Group

Eric M. Furst

PROFESSOR & DEPARTMENT CHAIR

CBE

        • Physics and chemistry underlying the behavior of colloidal, polymeric, biomolecular, and other “soft” materials
        • Development of novel experimental techniques, including optical tweezers, confocal microscopy, and passive and active microrheology

 

ORCID
furst@udel.edu | Furst Research Group

Arthi Jayaraman

CENTENNIAL TERM PROFESSOR

CBE| MSE

    • Molecular Modeling
    • Theory and Simulation
    • Polymers
    • Colloids
    • Biomaterials

 

 

 

NRT-MIDAS
arthij@udel.edu | Jayaraman Research Group

Xinqiao Jia

PROFESSOR

MSE

    • Polymeric Biomaterials
    • Bioorthogonal Chemistry
    • Drug Delivery
    • Tissue Engineering

 

 

 

xjia@udel.edu | Jia Research Group

Laure Kayser

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

MSE | CHEM

    • Organic Electronics
    • Stimuli-responsive Polymers
    • Plastic Upcycling
    • Bioelectronics

 

 

 

 

 

lkayser@udel.edu | Kayser Research Group

Kristi Kiick

BLUE & GOLD DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

MSE

    • Biopolymer Design and Assembly
    • Bio-inspired Drug Delivery
    • Microstructured and Responsive Hydrogels
    • Biomaterials for Wound Healing, Musculoskeletal, and Cardiovascular Therapies

 

kiick@udel.edu | Kiick Research Group

April M. Kloxin

CENTENNIAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

CBE | MSE

    • Biomaterials with Multi Scale Properties
    • Stimuli-responsive Materials
    • Controlled Multi-dimensional Cell Culture
    • Models of Disease and Regeneration
    • Therapeutic Delivery Strategies

akloxin@udel.edu | Kloxin Research Group

Christopher J. Kloxin

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

MSE | CBE

    • Monomer & Polymer Synthesis
    • Covalent Adaptable Networks
    • Self-healing Materials
    • Stimuli-responsive Polymers
    • Polymer Photochemistry

 

 

 

 

cjk@udel.edu | Kloxin Research Group

 

Edward R. Lyman

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

PHYS | CHEM

    • Membrane Biophysics
    • Cell to Cell Signaling
    • Computational Spectroscopy
    • Biomolecular Simulation
    • Integrative Scattering for Soft Matter

 

 

 

elyman@udel.edu | Lyman Research Group

Michael E. Mackay

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

MSE | CBE

    • Nanotechnology
    • Coating & Surface Behavior
    • Rheology & Processing of Polymer Solutions, Melt & Suspensions
    • Polymer Crystallization
    • Self-assembly & Solar Cells
    • Additive Manufacture

 

 

mem@udel.edu | Mackay Research Group

David C. Martin

KARL W. & RENATE BÖER CHAIRED PROFESSOR

MSE

    • Conjugated Polymers
    • Electron Microscopy
    • Biomedical Devices
    • Electrochemistry

milty@udel.edu | Martin Research Group

Darrin Pochan

PROFESSOR & DEPARTMENT CHAIR

MSE

    • Soft Matter
    • Self-assembly
    • Nanotechnology
    • Peptide Materials
    • Biomaterials

pochan@udel.edu | Pochan Research Group

Ajay K. Prasad

ENGINEERING ALUMNI DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR & DEPARTMENT CHAIR

ME

    • Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for hydrogen fuel cells, electrochemical compression, and desalination
    • Self-healing functionality for PEMs
    • Enhanced durability for PEMs with inorganic additives

prasad@udel.edu | Prasad Research Group

Joel Rosenthal

PROFESSOR & ASSOCIATE CHAIR OF GRADUATE STUDIES & RESEARCH

CHEM

    • Electrosynthesis of Porous Materials and 3D Networks
    • Electochemical/photochemical Polymer Synthesis and Modification
    • Interfacial Properties of Films and Coatings at Electrified Surfaces
    • Modified Membranes for Electrochemical Devices
    • Assemblies for Delivery of Phototherapeutic Agents                       joelr@udel.edu |                               Rosenthal Research Group

John H. Slater

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

BME

    • Cell & Tissue Engineering
    • Microphysiological Systems
    • Biofabrication
    • Microenvironmental Engineering
    • Cancer Metastasis
    • Mechanotransduction Events in Physiological & Pathological Processes

jhslater@udel.edu | Slater Research Group

Millicent O. Sullivan

PROFESSOR & ASSOCIATE CHAIR

CBE

    • Intracellular Biologics Delivery
    • Polymer and Peptide Nanostructures
    • Regenerative Therapies
    • Targeted Drug Delivery

msulliva@udel.edu | Sullivan Research Group

Norman J. Wagner

UNIDEL ROBERT L. PIGFORD CHAIR

CBE | PHYS | BIOMS

    • Rheology
    • Neutron Scattering
    • Human Exploration of Space
    • Nanoscience

wagnernj@udel.edu | Wagner Research Group

Mary P. Watson

PROFESSOR

CHEM

    • Homogeneous catalysis
    • New reagents for synthesis
    • Activation of strong bonds

mpwatson@udel.edu | M. Watson Research Group

Yushan Yan

HENRY B. DUPONT CHAIR

CBE

    • Ionically conducting polymer membranes
    • New monomers and polymers
    • Electrochemical energy devices including fuel cells and electrolyzers

 

 

 

 

yanys@udel.edu | Yan Research Group