Christopher L Wirth (Chris), PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
 Office: FH 438
 Phone: 216-687-9225
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 438, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Particle Stability and Deposition, Interfacial Phenomena, Complex Fluids Engineering, Particles in Electric Fields, Colloidal Physics, Coatings, Chemical Product Design, Total Internal Reflection Microscopy, Fabrication of Anisotropic & Janus Particles.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, KU Leuven
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY, 2007
Brief Bio:
Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Christopher Wirth was a postdoctoral scholar in the Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology Lab (SMaRT) at KU Leuven, Belgium, where he worked on the hierarchical assembly of nanoparticles onto chemically modified substrates. He also spent time as a research chemist at PPG Industries in conjunction with the Center for Complex Fluids at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Dr. Wirth earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from CMU while working with Paul Sides and Dennis Prieve on the directed assembly of colloidal particles in an electric field. He has published multiple articles in highly regarded scientific journals, including Langmuir, Physical Review E, and the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Dr. Wirth was the recipient of the Ken Meyer Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, a Bertucci Graduate Fellowship at CMU, and an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholarship.
Teaching Areas:
Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena
Transport Phenomena