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Shields, Charles Wyatt, IV Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Our group works at the intersection of chemistry, soft matter physics and bioengineering to rationally design colloidal and super-colloidal particles for a range of applications. We have three guiding objectives: (i) to understand how particles interact in and out of equilibrium and, in turn, how to tailor their nanoscale and microscale properties (e.g., size, shape, composition) to control their behaviors; (ii) to apply insights from (i) to create collections of complex colloids that interface with biology and perform complex tasks (e.g., actuate and release encapsulated payloads); and (iii) to integrate our pipeline of new materials into microfluidic and other devices to enable the development of new diagnostic technologies and therapeutic strategies.

keywords

  • colloid and interface science, biosensing, drug delivery

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CHEN 4836 - Nanomaterials
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Presents fundamental chemical and physical concepts that give rise to the unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties of nanoscale materials. Introduces important synthetic routes for producing nanomaterials, and interparticle forces governing colloidal behavior and self-assembly. Discusses current and potential applications in catalysis, biomedicine, renewable energy, and other fields. Same as CHEN 5836.
  • CHEN 5836 - Nanomaterials
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Presents fundamental chemical and physical concepts that give rise to the unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties of nanoscale materials. Introduces important synthetic routes for producing nanomaterials, and interparticle forces governing colloidal behavior and self-assembly. Discusses current and potential applications in catalysis, biomedicine, renewable energy, and other fields. Same as CHEN 4836.
  • CHEN 5919 - Special Topics in CHBE
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours.

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International Activities

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