Graduate Research Assistant
Research Advisor: Prof. Christopher W. Macosko
- Studied the microstructure evolution of cocontinuous polymer blends using laser scanning confocal microscopy and 3D-imaging.
- Synthesized and characterized fluorescently labeled polymers via free radical polymerization.
- Performed differential geometry on 3D images to obtain the geometry and topology of blend interfaces.
- Correlated the dynamics of the surface evolution with the viscoelastic response of the blends during coarsening.
- Served as Teaching Assistant in
- Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. Instructors: Professors Edward Cussler and Effie Kokkoli (09/2006-12/2006)
- Principles and Applications of Rheology. Instructor: Professor Christopher Macosko (02/2007-05/2007 and 06/2008-08/2008)
- Taught the class: “Introduction to Vectors and Tensors” and the laboratory session: “Shear Rheometry” during the Rheological Measurements Short Course. Director: Professor Christopher Macosko (06/2007 and 06/2008)