Biswal Lab

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Rice university


Engineering Soft Matter

Colloids, polymers, lipids and foams are all examples of soft matter, the physical properties of which are easily deformed by thermal forces.  These systems are commonly found in nature and have a number of important applications.  By manipulating these systems using microfluidic devices or micromechanical structures, we are able to understand their fundamental properties and engineer materials with new functionalities.