Ehssan Nazockdast

Assistant Professor
Murray Hall 1115
ehssan@email.unc.edu
919-962-6454 ext 5097

Research Interest:
Complex Fluids

        

Professional Background

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, City College of New York, City University of New York 2012; M.Sc., Polymer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007; B.Sc., Polymer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2004, Tehran, Iran

Research Synopsis

Our group is interested in Complex fluids, in essence fluids that are driven out of their equilibrium state by internally generated or externally imposed forces and stresses. Some examples of complex fluids in living systems include macromolecular entities like DNA and proteins, and larger structures such as the cytoskeleton.

A few synthetic examples include suspensions, emulsions, foams, liquid crystals and polymeric liquids. We use theory and simulation to relate the collective behavior of complex fluids to the microscopic interactions of their building blocks, towards developing predictive theories for living and synthetically engineered complex fluids. Check out the research section to find out more about our work.