Research Scientist and Educator in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Applied Mechanics of Tumors,
Polymer and Sol-Gel Science, Membrane Technology, Mathematical Modeling, Cryo-SEM, and Experimental Optics

Former research and teaching faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering; industrial staff scientist

Current Research Objectives

 Current objectives are to lead and manage research teams in medicine, water and energy. Specific areas of interest currently are:

  • Physics of Soft Matter, Cancer: Applied mechanics of tumor microenvironments. Collaboration with Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Water Purification and Energy: Fundamentals of nano-to-microstructure evolution in anti-fouling membranes for ultrafiltration, desalination prepared by phase separation, and interfacial polymerization routes using cryo-HRSEM, other tools (HR: high resolution). Memes are applicable to gas separation too. Interaction with JHU Global Water Program.
  • Medicine: Fundamentals of polymeric and colloidal biomaterial formation (e.g., hydrogels) in ocular drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Interaction with Wilmer Eye Institute, JHU School of Medicine.
  • Better membrane technology through science to meet 21st century global needs; better targeted drug delivery in medicine from the physical sciences perspective.
  • Theoretical modeling of transport through porous media, phase separation, stress development, particle mechanics
  • Interfacing academic and industrial research; education; scientific writing and journal editing; green technologies


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