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Nicholas L. Abbott

Tisch University Professor

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Olin Hall, Room 214
nla34@cornell.edu
607-2553601

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, Harvard University
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BE, University of Adelaide, Australia

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Overview

Research in the Abbott Lab interests revolve around colloidal and interfacial phenomena. They span fundamental issues related to the origins of colloidal interactions through to the application of chemically tailored interfaces in chemical and biological sensors, biomedical devices and separations processes. His research group has designed and synthesized a range of surfactants that incorporate molecular triggers (redox-active and light-sensitive groups) that permit reversible control of surfactant-based properties of aqueous systems. They are exploring their use in separations processes, solar energy harvesting devices, and for the delivery of biomolecules to cells.

Affiliations

  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering