the helgeson lab:

   soft matter design and processing

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Principal Investigator


Prof. Matthew E. Helgeson


Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University


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Postdoctoral scholars


Dr. Tamas Prileszky


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

Office: 3309 Engineering II

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Research interests: Structured emulsions and colloidal particles


Graduate students


Tuan Nguyen


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California

Office: 3309 Engineering II

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Research topic: Templating porous materials using self-assembling nanoemulsions


Patrick Corona


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Office: 3235 Engineering II

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Research topic: Structuring complex fluids in complex deformation fields


Michael Burroughs


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Office: 3235 Engineering II

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Research topic: Shear banding and flow-concentration coupling in entangled polymers


Jiamin Zhang


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Office: 3235 Engineering II

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Research topic: Non-equilibrium microstructure of wormlike micelles


Scott Fenton


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Office: 3235 Engineering II

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Research topic: Structured materials form controlled viscoelastic phase separation


Serena Seshadri


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry

B.S., Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Office: 3309 Engineering II

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Research topic: Photoresponsive nanoemulsions


Tanvi Sheth


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Office: 3309 Engineering II

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Research topic: Colloidal synthesis in complex nanoemulsions


Joshua Straub


Ph.D. Candidate, Physics

B.S., Physics,

Office: 6234 Broida

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Research topic: Formation and stability of calcium phosphate nanoclusters in solution


Chelsea Edwards


Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering

B.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT

Office: 3309 Engineering II

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Research topic: Controlling formation and microstructure of polyelectrolyte coacervates


Undergraduate researchers


Charlotte Dai
ChE, Class of 2020



Group alumni