Principal Investigator


Laura Bradley

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2011
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2015


Graduate Students


Robert Enright

​A.B. Chemistry, Ripon College, 2017

Joined group: Fall 2017


Research: mechanics and wrinkling of thin films; initiated chemical vapor deposition


Heather S.C. Hamilton

B.S. Chemistry 2017, B.S. Social Work 2007, University of West Florida

Joined group: Fall 2017


Research: heterogeneous polymerization for multiphasic polymer particles; process-morphology relationships in multiphasic particle fabrication


Myounguk Kim

B.S. Chemistry, Yonsei University, 2015 (South Korea)

M.S. Biomaterials Engineering, Seoul National University, 2017 (South Korea)

Joined group: Fall 2020



Research: iCVD of functional polymer coatings


Alex McGlasson

​B.S., M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2019

Joined group: Fall 2019


Research: synthesis, fabrication, and application of active colloids; engineering applications of colloids


Nolan Miller

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 2020

Joined group: Fall 2020


Research: Functional mesoscale building blocks (co-advised with Al Crosby)


Eva Morgenthaler

B.S. Biomedical Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 2019

Joined group: Fall 2019


Research: synthesis of biodegradable and biocompatible anisotropic particles; biomedical applications of anisotropic particles; colloid-based polymer therapeutics (co-advised with Todd Emrick)


Xiaoshuang (June) Wei

​B.S. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2016

Joined group: Fall 2017


Research: chemical vapor deposition; polymer self-assembly at anisotropic fluid interfaces

Undergraduate Students


Sam Marsden

Chemical Engineering, Class of 2021

Joined group: Spring 2018


Research: synthesis of active colloids; computational modeling of particle phase interactions


Nicholas Sbalbi

Chemical Engineering, Class of 2022

Joined group: Spring 2019


Research: synthesis and application of anisotropic particles; self-assembly of colloids

Group Alumni

Cornelia Meissner, visiting student from the University of Mainz, winter 2019; currently a PSE student working with Crosby and Emrick

Teresa Wang, UMass Amherst Undergraduate, Chemical Engineering, 2019

Ochuwa Oyageshio, UMass Amherst Undergraduate, Chemical Engineering, 2019