Tilton receives NSF grant for study of colloidal forces in complex fluid mixtures-Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tilton receives NSF grant for study of colloidal forces in complex fluid mixtures

Bob Tilton (Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Center for Complex Fluids Engineering) has received a 3-year, $365,000 NSF grant for the project "Synergistic or Antagonistic Effects of Polymer/Surfactant Supramolecular Assembly on the Colloidal Depletion Force". This research will determine how forces associated with the creation of self-assembled complexes of electrically charged polymers and surfactants can be manipulated to engineer performance characteristics of a wide variety of industrial complex fluids, including machining liquids, coatings and pharmaceutical dispersions.