As the new year rolls around, the Composto group would like to celebrate highlights of our group’s fall 2023: PhD Candidate Weiwei Kong Completes a Summer Internship at META We are happy to highlight the completion of a summer internship at META by PhD candidate Weiwei Kong. Weiwei is researching polymer kinetics within confined spaces […]
Russell Composto is the associate dean of undergraduate education at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Kristin L. Field is the director of education and program coordinator for the Penn-based SoftAE Program, a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program. In their recent article for the Perry World House’s Global Shifts […]
As the spring 2023 semester draws to a close at the University of Pennsylvania, the Composto group would like to highlight some of our group’s spring highlights! Soft AE Kickoff & Aria Zhang’s Participation in the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) We are happy to announce a successful kick-off of Soft AE– Exploring Research […]
Composto group article “Zwitterionic surface chemistry enhances detachment of bacteria under shear” featured in the Soft Matter highlights of 2022 collection
This past week, the Composto group’s Soft Matter article “Zwitterionic surface chemistry enhances detachment of bacteria under shear” has been featured in an online themed collection to highlight some of the most popular articles published in the journal during the past year. Most excitingly, the papers in this collection are free to access until 31st May 2023 […]
Dr. Michael Boyle successfully defended his thesis titled “Methods for Investigating Nanoparticle and Ion Transport at Polyelectrolyte Interfaces” on 09.09.22. Congratulations to Mike!
Penn Engineering Today has featured an article about the Research Community Dr. Composto is co-leading in the 2022-2023 academic year titled “Adapting to Extreme Heat in Philadelphia to Increase Human Vitality.” This initiative is in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability (OOS) in order to address the issues of increased precipitation/flooding, increased […]
Last week, Dr. Russell Composto attended the 2022 Polymer Physics Gordan Research Conference at Mount Holyoke College, MA where he met up with former students Sarah Seeger and Shawn Maguire. It is always great to see past students!
Dr. Katie A. Rose successfully defended her thesis titled “Effect of probe characteristics and hydrogel structure on single nanoparticle dynamics” on 06.13.22. Congratulations to Katie!
Dr. Shawn Maguire defended his thesis on 10.04.21. Congratulations to Shawn!
Aria C. Zhang, the third year Ph.D student, presented her research work on the 12th annual Graduate Students Symposium of Department of Chemical and biomolecular Engineering. Congratulations Aria!