Michael A. Bevan

Michael A. Bevan

Principal Investigator


Dr. Bevan received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999, and a B.S. in both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Lehigh University in 1994. He was named an American Chemical Society Fellow in 2016.


  • ACS Fellow, 2016
  • PECASE, National Science Foundation, 2005
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2004
  • Beckman Fellowship, Beckman Foundation, 2001
  • Henkel Fellowship, ACS Colloids & Surfaces Division, 1998

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoc, Mat. Sci. & Physics, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-2002
  • Postdoc, Chemistry & Math, Univ. of Melbourne, 1999-2001
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engr., Carnegie Mellon Univ., 1999
  • B.S. Chemical Engr., Lehigh Univ., 1994
  • B.S. Chemistry, Lehigh Univ., 1994

Current Ph.D. Students

EllingsonMikael EllingsonZwitterionic Copolymer Interactions and Transport in Mucus
Jumai’anJenny Jumai’anZwitterionic Polymers, Protein Coronas & Biomaterial InteractionsLinkedIn
NeibloomNikki NeibloomDrop Mediated Colloidal AssemblyLinkedIn
PejavarJahnavi PejavarDiffusing Colloidal Probes of Blood Protein CoronasLinkedIn
SteinRachel SteinMorphogenesis Inspired Hierarchical Colloidal AssemblyLinkedIn
YehAlex YehColloidal Assembly on Drops
ZhangLuke ZhangColloidal Deposition vs. Shear and Polymer-Surfactant CompositionLinkedIn

Former Ph.D. Students

AnekalSamartha AnekalStokesian Dynamics of Interfacial and Confined Colloids (2006) (Triple Ring)
BahukudumbiPradip BahukudumbiImpedance Properties of Colloidal Microfluidic Circuits (2007) (Coats)LinkedIn
BeckhamRichard BeckhamMultidimensional Interfacial Colloidal Crystallization (2008) (ExxonMobil)LinkedIn
BeltranDaniel BeltranColloidal Assembly on Energy and Diffusivity Landscapes (2012) (Johnson & Johnson)LinkedIn
BitterJulie BitterAnisotropic Colloidal Interactions and Transport in Porous Media (2014) (NIST)
CoughlanAnna CoughlanField Mediated Non-Equilibrium Assembly (2018) (Evidera)LinkedIn
DuncanGregg DuncanDiffusing Colloidal Probes of Biological Interfaces (2014) (Univ. of Maryland)LinkedIn
EdwardsTara EdwardsIntegrated Depletion and Electric Field Mediated Colloidal Assembly (2013) (Army Research Lab)LinkedIn
EichmannShannon EichmannDiffusing Probe Measurements of Nanoparticle and Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions (2010) (Saudi Aramco)LinkedIn
EverettNeil EverettDiffusing Colloidal Probes of Biomolecular Interactions (2007) (Cleanenergylabs)LinkedIn
FernandesGregory FernandesColloidal Assembly via Tunable Depletion Potentials (2008) (Texas Tech Univ)LinkedIn
HuaXiaoqing HuaColloidal Interactions and Assembly at Fluid Interfaces (2017) (Merck)LinkedIn
JuarezJaime JuarezElectric Field Mediated Feedback Controlled Colloidal Assembly (2011) (Iowa State Univ.)LinkedIn
LuMingqing LuDensity Functional Theory of Interfacial Colloidal Microstructures (2007) (Capitol One)LinkedIn
PetroffMatthew PetroffDiffusing Colloidal Probes of Biomacromolecules and Cells (2018) (Spark Therapeutics)LinkedIn
RuppBradley RuppReconfigurable Colloidal Antennas (2016) (Xerox)LinkedIn
SwavolaJulia SwavolaColloid-Mucus Interactions and Transport (2014) (Inscripta)LinkedIn
WuHung-Jen WuMapping Energy Landscapes with Diffusing Colloidal Probes (2006) (Texas A&M Univ.)LinkedIn
YangYuguang YangColloids Navigating Mazes & Organizing into Machines (2017) (Amazon)LinkedIn
ZhangJianli ZhangMachine Learning based Control of Colloidal Assembly (2020) (Quanterix)LinkedIn