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29th June 2022

David Weitz - New droplet-templated materials made with microfluidics

Prof David Weitz received his PhD in physics from Harvard University and then joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company, where he worked for nearly 18 years. He then became a professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to Harvard at the end of the last millennium as professor of physics and applied physics. He leads a group studying soft matter science with a focus on materials science, biophysics, microfluidics and flow in porous media. Several startup companies have come from his lab to commercialize research concepts.

This presentation is on New droplet-templated materials made with microfluidics’. Drop-based microfluidics provides an ideal means of creating new classes of materials which are formulated using the drops as templates. The microfluidics provides a means of achieving a very high degree of control of the formulation of the new structures. This talk will review some of these materials and will describe some of the interesting properties that can be achieved.