Xiang Cheng

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Engineering Novel Soft Materials with Controllable Flow Properties

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Soft materials are a broad class of condensed matter, which has important technological applications and forms the basis of most biological systems. Xiang Cheng studies the physics of soft materials in experiments, with a special emphasis on the flow behaviors of particle suspensions and polymeric fluids. Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques including confocal microscopy, high-speed photography and holography, he investigates the structural origin of soft material flows and aims to design complex fluids with controllable fluid properties.