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Faculty

Julie AlbertJulie N.L. Albert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Robert and Gayle Longmire Early Career Professor in Chemical Engineering

Email: jalbert6@tulane.edu
Phone: 504-862-3260

322 Lindy Boggs Building
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5674

Research Interests

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:

 

  • Surface chemistry
  • Combinatorial methods
  • Confined crystallization
  • Biocompatible and functionalized surfaces and scaffolds for cell culture
  • Solar energy

Ternary Homopolymer-Block Copolymer Blends

300 Lindy Boggs Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, T: 504-865-5772, F: 504-865-6744 chemeng@tulane.edu