322 Lindy Boggs Building
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
New Orleans, LA 70118-5674
The Albert group is interested in developing nano- and micro- structured polymeric materials for applications in bioengineering and alternative energy technologies. Specifically, we take advantage of the phase separation processes responsible for self-assembly in block copolymers (~nm) and polymer blends (~μm) to produce materials exhibiting a desired morphology. The majority of our work is conducted in thin film geometries in which surface interactions significantly impact the final nano- or micro- structure. Through the natural relationships between material properties, surface interactions, and morphology design, our work with polymeric materials encompasses research in the following areas as well:
B.S., University of Florida, 2005
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2012
Julie received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2005 and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2011. Subsequently, she pursued postdoctoral research studies at North Carolina State University. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on developing gradient methods for exploring the effects of surface interactions on block copolymer thin film self-assembly and tailoring the chemical and mechanical properties of silicone elastomer networks for cell mobility studies and peptide assembly. At Tulane, Julie’s primary research interests are centered on the use of combinatorial methods to engineer nano- and micro-structured polymeric materials applications in bioengineering and alternative energy technologies.
Julie has authored several scientific articles, including two topical reviews, in peer-reviewed journals such as ACS Nano, NanoLetters, Materials Today, and Chemical Society Reviews. She has presented her research at a number of national meetings, including two award symposia (Padden Award Symposium, 2011 APS March Meeting; Akzo Nobel Student Award Symposium, 2010 ACS National Meeting) and an invited talk at the 2012 AIChE National Meeting. During her doctoral studies, Julie was the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Teaching Fellowship, and during her postdoctoral studies, she received the AIChE Women’s Initiative Committee Travel Award in 2012. In addition to her research-related activities at Tulane, Julie also serves as the faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers undergraduate student organization on campus.
300 Lindy Boggs Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, T: 504-865-5772, F: 504-865-6744 email@example.com