Nicholas L. Abbott
Colloid and interface science; soft matter; colloidal and intermolecular interactions; structured liquids
Current Research Interest
Hydrophobic interactions encoded by chemically heterogeneous systems; nanoscale engineering for direct chemo-mechanical transduction; management of mechanical strain in biomolecular systems; identification and capture of microplastics in marine environments; actuation of soft materials using heterogeneous catalysis; amplification of interfacial interactions using liquid crystals
National Academy of Engineering Member
American Chemical Society Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry
AIChE Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Office of Naval Research Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Ma, C. Derek, Chenxuan Wang, Claribel Acevedo-Vélez, Samuel H. Gellman, and Nicholas L. Abbott. “Modulation of Hydrophobic Interactions by Proximally Immobilized Ions.” Nature 517 (2015): 347–350.
Kim, Young-Ki, Xiaoguang Wang, Pranati Mondkar, Emre Bukusoglu, and Nicholas L. Abbott. “Self-Reporting and Self-Regulating Liquid Crystals.” Nature 557 (2018): 539–544.