Expertise
  • Self-assembly of nanomaterials
  • Rheology
  • Lyotropic Liqud Crystals
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Polymers and Nanocomposites
Past Affiliations

Alumni Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
2014 - Date

Editor, Materials Letters (past)
2015 - 2017

Graduate Program Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
2014 - 2016

Mary and John H. Sanders Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
2010 - 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Smalley Institute (formerly Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology), Rice University (past)
2001 - 2005

Global Marketing Manager , Polyester Resins , Shell Chemical Company / M& G Polymers (past)
1999 - 2001

Technical Service / Engineer R&D, Polyester Resins Business, Shell Chemical Company (past)
1993 - 1999

Technical Support to Operations (Associate Engineer) , Polypropylene Manufacturing , Shell Chemical Company (past)
1990 - 1993

Communities
Chemical Engineering
Degrees
PhD, Rice University, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2005
MS, Tulane University, Chemical Engineering, 1993
BS, Tulane University, Chemical Engineering, 1990
Keywords
chemical engineering rheology polymer science nanotechnology
Honors

Excellence in Faculty Outreach, Auburn University, 2015-1016

Alumni Professorship, Auburn University, 2014

South’s BEST, Jim Westmoreland Memorial Judges Award, 2013

Auburn Women of Distinction Faculty Award, Auburn University, 2012

AIChE , NSEF Young Investigator Award, 2012

Inductee into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2012

2011 Mary and John H. Sanders Professorship, Auburn University, 2011

National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2011

Mark A. Spencer Creative Mentorship Award, 2011

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2010

South Texas Section of AIChE Best Applied Paper Award, 2010

Junior Faculty Alumni Engineering Council Research Award for Excellence, 2009

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2009

Associations
American Chemical Society