I am a research associate within the Polymers & Microfluidics group headed by Professor João T. Cabral. My research focuses on the spontaneous and stimulated assemblies of soft materials, their thermodynamic and non-equilibrium properties and response to external perturbations (flow, temperature, pH, small molecules). My research spans multiple length scales; probing conformation of polymers or shape of surfactant aggregates and mesophases with small angle neutron scattering (SANS) as well as fabricating micron-scale polymer capsules from droplets with microfluidics and acoustic levitation and tuning the triggered release of encapsulated materials through capsule microstructure design. I aim to not only address open, fundamental questions within the field of soft matter engineering but deliver translatable solutions to industry and society.
et al., 2022, Solution structures of anionic-amphoteric surfactant mixtures near the two-phase region at fixed pH, Langmuir: the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, Vol:38, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:7198-7207
et al., 2022, SANS Study of PPPO in mixed solvents and impact on polymer nanoprecipitation, Macromolecules, Vol:55, ISSN:0024-9297, Pages:1050-1059
et al., 2021, Growth of myelin figures from parent multilamellar vesicles, Langmuir: the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, Vol:37, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:12512-12517
et al., 2021, Precision polymer particles by flash nanoprecipitation and microfluidic droplet extraction, Acs Applied Polymer Materials, Vol:3, ISSN:2637-6105, Pages:4746-4768
et al., 2021, Ionotropic gelation fronts in sodium carboxymethyl cellulose for hydrogel particle formation, Gels, Vol:7, ISSN:2310-2861