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

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

Oral and Poster Presentations

1.  “Tumorigenesis and Greenhouse-Effect System Dynamics: Phenomenally Diverse, but Noumenally Similar?" at the Physics of Cancer session, American Physical Society (APS) March 2016 Meeting at Baltimore, MD.

2.  “From ‘Fracking’ and ‘Macrovoids’ to the Onset of Cancer Metastasis: A Mechano-Metabolomics Model of a Plausible Fluid-Solid Network Instability in Tumors, at the Neuroengineering, Neural Systems/Biophysics and Modelling session of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, International Union of Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) June 2015 at Toronto, ON, Canada.

3.  “Does Tensile Rupture of Tumor Basement Membrane Mark the Onset of Cancer Metastasis? at the Physics of Cancer session, American Physical Society (APS) March 2015 Meeting at San Antonio, TX.

4.  “Biopolymer Phase Separation Hydrogels for Drug Delivery? at School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (March 2012) at Baltimore, MD.

5.  “Cryo-SEM and Modeling for Desalination Membranes Prepared by Interfacial Polymerization? at Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (February 2012) at Gaithersburg, MD.

6.  “Microstructure Evolution in Polymeric Phase Separation Membranes via Cryo-SEM and Hydrodynamic Modeling for Filtration at Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (March 2009) at Baltimore, MD. 

7.  “Network Instability that Causes Macrovoids in Phase Inversion Membranes” at the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras (Dec. 2007) at Chennai (Madras), India; Indian Institute of Science (Dec. 2007) at Bangalore, India; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Feb. 2008), Troy, NY.

8.  “Network Instability that Causes Macrovoids in Phase Inversion Membranes” at the 234th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Aug. 2007) at Boston, MA.

9.  “Time-sectioning Cryo-SEM Evidence of the Mechanism of Macrovoid Formation in Phase Inversion Membranes” at the 14th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society (May 2003) at Jackson Hole, WY.

10. “Microstructure Evolution in Phase Inversion Membranes by Time-Sectioning Cryo-SEM” at American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting (Nov. 2000) at Los Angeles, CA.

11. “The Origins of Microstructure in Phase Inversion Coatings or Membranes: Snapshots of the Transient from Time-Sectioning Cryo-SEM”, Doctoral Thesis Defense (July 2000) at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

12. “Cryo – SEM of Phase Inversion Coatings” at Center for Interfacial Engineering, Annual Review Meeting (May 1999) at Minneapolis, MN — poster.

13. “Evolution of Coating Microstructures during Solidification” at Center for Interfacial Engineering, Annual Review Meeting (Sept. 1996) at Minneapolis, MN  — poster.

14.  “Evolution of Coating Microstructures during Solidification by Time-Sectioning” at Center for Interfacial Engineering, Annual Review Meeting (Sept. 1997)  at Minneapolis, MN — poster.

15.  “Cryo – SEM of Phase Inversion Coatings” at Center for Interfacial Engineering, Annual Review Meeting (May 1999) at Minneapolis, MN.

16.  “Time-Sectioning of Coating Microstructures” at Center for Interfacial Engineering, Annual Review Meeting (Sept. 1998) at Minneapolis, MN.

17. “Microstructural Evolution in Asymmetric Polymer Coatings by Time-Sectioning” at 9th International Society for Coating Science & Technology  Symposium (May 1998) at Newark, DE.

18. “Sol-Gel Film Formation: Novel Experimentation, Concepts and Materials”, Masters’ Thesis Defense (Aug. 1995) at Albuquerque, NM.

19.  “Ambient-Pressure Silica Aerogel Films” at Materials Research Society (Nov. 1994) at Boston, MA.

20.  “Ambient-Pressure Silica Aerogel Films” at International Symposium of Aerogels – 4 (Sept. 1994) at Berkeley, CA.

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