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Faculty Profile

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Name: Mu-Ping Nieh
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
E-Mail: mu-ping.nieh@ims.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://faculty.ims.uconn.edu/~safn/
Program/Department Website: http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/mu-ping-nieh
Office Telephone: (860) 486-8708

Keywords | Categories: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, dispersion, in vitro cellular test, nano- and micro- emulsion, nanostructural characterization, sensing materials, surfaces/interfaces, targeting drug/diagnostic delivery nanocarriers

Professional Summary

Dr. Nieh’s research mainly focuses on, but not limited to, the self-assemblies of soft materials including polymers, phospholipids, surfactants and proteins. Applications of our research range from designing nanoparticles, structural stability in micro- or nano- emulsion, targeting-delivery carriers, sensing materials, 3-D nano-scaffold, proton exchange membranes, polymeric micelles and alignable biomembranes. Many of these spontaneously forming nanomaterials have well-defined structures and can be manufactured robustly in a large quantity – suitable for the industrial setting. Dr. Nieh is also an expert in nanostructural characterization using scattering (X-ray, neutron and light) and microscopic (electron and optical) techniques. The probing length scale in his research ranges from micron to Å.