Scott Danielsen, Ph.D.

Pronouns: he/him/his

I utilize combined theoretical and experimental techniques to understand the structure and dynamics of non-ideal polymer solutions, colloids, and biological fluids to design new materials and processing conditions of functional materials. I’m a Ph.D. alumnus from Chemical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara and a B.S.E. alumnus from Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. My expertise is in utilizing experimental and theoretical methodologies to understand the characteristic correlation length and time scales in reversibly bonded and electrostatically assembled polymeric fluids.

Postdoctoral Associate, February 2019–
Adviser: Michael Rubinstein
          Soft Matter Center
          Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
          Pratt School of Engineering
          Duke University

          Marsico Lung Institute
          Biochemistry & Biophysics, School of Medicine
          University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, December 2018
University of California, Santa Barbara
Advisers: Rachel A. Segalman & Glenn H. Fredrickson
Dissertation: Electrostatic Interactions in Solutions of Charged Polymers: Conjugated Polyelectrolytes and Block Polyampholytes

B.S.E. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, May 2014
Magna Cum Laude
Adviser: Russell J. Composto
University of Pennsylvania

Office:      Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) 3399
                 Soft Matter Center, Duke University

Mailing:   Hudson Hall, Box 90300
                 Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
                 Duke University
                 Durham, NC 27708-0300