Collaborated Professors








Yulin Deng

Professor of Chemical Engineering 
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Yulin.deng[@] | Personal website
Office: IPST 375
Phone: (+1) 404 8945759

Yulin received hid PhD (1992) in Chemical Engineering from the Manchester University, United Kingdom. Then began his carrier in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Deng's research interests are nanomaterial synthesis and self-assembling, biofuel and biomass materials, colloid and interface science and engineering, polymer synthesis, and papermaking and paper recycling. He has also been focused on the polymer adsorption kinetics, polymer configuration, flocculation, emulsion and micellization. The new polymer additives and novel fillers that may be used as flocculants, papermaking agents, adhesives and drug delivery polymeris are being designed and investigated. Pulp and paper science and engineering have been a long research area in Dr. Deng's research career. Dr. Deng is a fellow of th International Academy of Wood Science, a member of ACS, AICHE and TAPPI. He is also an editorial board member for three journals.











Nader Taheri Qazvini

Assistant Professor of Polymer Engineering 
Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. 

ntaheri[@] | Personal website
Phone: (+1) 

Nader received his Ph.D. (2006) in Polymer Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran where he worked on the glass transition behavior of glassy polymer networks. Then, he began his career as an Assistant Professor in the College of Science at the University of Tehran by focusing on the dynamics of confined polymer chains. In 2011, he was awarded a sabbatical leave from University of Tehran to collaborate with the Laboratory of Food and Soft Materials (Mezzenga group) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zurich (ETHZ) on self-healing soft materials based on electrostatic interactions. In October 2012, he joined the Fredberg Lab at Harvard University. During his stay at Harvard, working with an interdisciplinary team, he tried to expand the physics of soft glassy materials into the collective motion of cells within well-characterized endothelial and epithelial cell monolayer systems. In Sep. 2014, he moved to Chicago to join Professor Juan de Pablo's and Professor Matthew Tirrell's groups at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at The University of Chicago. Now, he works at Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, the University of South Carolina from January 2019. His current work focuses on functional biohybrid soft materials, microfabrication, and 3D bioprinting.


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