Eric M Furst

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Phone: (302) 831-0102


Office: 237 Colburn Lab

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  • Research focuses on the physics and chemistry of "soft" materials, including colloids, polymers and biomolecular materials.
  • Works to create engineering applications for these materials in the areas of energy conversion, nanotechnology, biotechnology, structured and complex fluids.
  • Has partnered with Procter and Gamble, DuPont, Syngenta, International Flavors and Fragrances, the National Science Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories, NASA, the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health and the Army Research Laboratory.
  • Recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the DuPont Young Investigator Award and was named an European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholar.

Curriculum Vitae:

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Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics

In The News:
What happens when I poke it? (Chemistry World)

UDaily Articles:
NSF grant to support research on colloidal materials
UD research group's paper wins national rheology award
Delaware experiment under way aboard ISS
Chemical engineering professor awarded two grants to investigate directed self-assembly

nano, mechanics, soft materials, engineering, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, fluids, polymers