Michael A. Bevan, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, focuses on measuring and manipulating nanoparticle and biomolecular interactions, dynamics, and structures in interfacial and confined systems. The Bevan Lab’s findings have direct relevance to traditional complex fluid/soft matter applications (e.g. coatings, ceramics, consumer products) and emerging nanotechnologies involving particle-based materials (e.g. metamaterials, drug delivery) and devices (e.g. antennas, diagnostics). Their approach involves the development of an integrated suite of advanced microscopy and computer simulation tools to design, control, and optimize colloidal interactions in advanced material, environmental, and biomedical applications.
Bevan received a BS in both Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Lehigh University in 1994, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon in 1999. He was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2016.