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Shields, Charles Wyatt, IV Assistant Professor


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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.


  • colloid and interface science, biosensing, drug delivery


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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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