Dozens of industries, from high-tech electronics to food to pharmaceutics, are seeking innovations in soft materials—matter with properties that land somewhere in between those of strict liquids and solids. Our researchers operate at the forefront of the field, finding new ways to manipulate polymers’ mechanical, structural, thermal and electrical properties to design complex fluids that create new products that solve industrial problems.
Institutes, centers and labs related to Complex Fluids and Soft Matter
Faculty who conduct research in Complex Fluids and Soft Matter
Explores polymer material nanostructure to discover new phenomena and functionality
Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials
Develops advanced benzoxazine resins, thermosetting resins based on natural renewable materials and green flame retarding systems
Develops multi-scale, complex polymer-based materials, using both experimental and computational-based tools
Engineering new materials and technologies for industrial applications
Develops advanced polymers for packaging, biomaterial applications and more.