Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
1004 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Ph: (608) 262-1086
Fax: (608) 262-5434
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Our research focuses broadly on (i) the design and synthesis of soft materials and (ii) the fabrication and physical characterization of macromolecular assemblies, nanostructured materials, and interfaces, with particular interests in the design of polymers and surfactants, reactive and non-wetting surfaces, and materials that address problems of biotechnological and biomedical importance. Our work is conducted in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative training environment that provides opportunities for students with backgrounds and interests in chemistry, engineering, biology, materials science, medicine, and the pharmaceutical sciences. Brief summaries and more extended descriptions of ongoing research efforts are described in more detail in links provided on our laboratory web site.