Eric M Furst

Eric Furst
  • Department Chair
  • Professor

237A CLB
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
302-831-1048 (fax)

  • Post-Doctorate - 2001 Institut Curie, Paris, France
  • Doctorate - 2000 Stanford University
  • Masters - 1996 Stanford University
  • Bachelors - 1995 Carnegie Mellon University

"Research in the Furst Group focuses on the physics and chemistry underlying the behavior of colloidal, polymeric, biomolecular, and other "soft" materials. Our efforts concentrate on investigations of structure, interactions and material response through the development of novel experimental techniques. These include optical tweezers, confocal microscopy, and passive and active microrheology. Applications of interest include nanomaterials for energy conversion, complex fluids engineering, and biotechnology. Many of the interesting problems we currently work on stem from close partnerships with industry and national laboratories."

XSelected Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.
  1. E. M. Furst and T. M. Squires, "Microrheology", (2017)
  2. H. Kim,Y. Cang, E. Kang, B. Graczykowski, M. Secchi, M. Montagna, R. D. Priestley, E. M. Furst, and G. Fytas, "Direct observation of polymer surface mobility via nanoparticle vibrations", Nature Comm (2018)
  3. M. A. Woldeyes, W. Qi, V. Razinkov, E. M. Furst, and C. J. Roberts, "How well do low- and high-concentration protein interactions predict solution viscosities of monodonal antibodies?", J. Pharm. Sci. (2018)
  4. K. Nagy-Smith, P. J. Beltramo, E. Moore, R. Tycko, E. M. Furst, and J. P. Schneider, "Molecular, local, and network-level basis for the enhanced stiffness of hydrogel networks formed from co-assembled racemic peptides: Predictions from Pauling and Corey", ACS Central Science 3, 586, (2017)
  5. T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, "Fluid networks assembled from endoskeletal droplets", Chem. Mater. 28, 3734, (2016)
  6. P. J. Beltramo, D. Schneider, G. Fytas and E. M. Furst, "Anisotropic hypersonic phonon propaga- tion in films of aligned ellipsoids", Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 205503, (2014)
  7. J. W. Swan, P. A. Vasquez, P. A. Whitson, E. M. Fincke, K. Wakata, S. H. Magnus, F. De Winne, M. R. Barratt, J. H. Agui, R. D. Green, N. R. Hall, D. Y. Bohman, C. T. Bunnell, A. P. Gast and E. M. Furst, "Multi-scale kinetics of a field-directed colloidal phase transition", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109, 16023, (2012)
  8. J. D. Forster, J. G. Park, M. Mittal, H. Noh, C. F. Schreck, C. S. O'Hern, H. Cao, E. M. Furst and E. R. Dufresne, "Assembly of optical scale dumbbells into dense photonic crystals", ACS Nano 5, 6695, (2011)
  9. M. Grzelczak, J. Vermant, E. M. Furst and L. M. Liz-Marzan, "Directed self-assembly of nanoparticles", ACS Nano 4, 3591, (2010)
  10. T. H. Larsen and E. M. Furst, "Microrheology of the liquid-solid transition during gelation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 146001, (2008)


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XSelected Awards

For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.
  1. Chaire Joliot, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI), Paris: 2014
  2. Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (NASA: 2014)
  3. Fellow (American Chemical Society: 2014)
  4. Top Application from the International Space Station (American Astronautical Society: 2013)
  5. Distinguished Lindsay Lecture (Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University: 2013)
  6. Soft Matter Lectureship Award: 2013
  7. Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring Award (University of Delaware: 2013)
  8. Senior Thesis Mentor Award (University of Delaware: 2013)
  9. Chaire Joliot Visiting Professor, Laboratoire PMMH, ESPCI, Paris: 2010
  10. Invited Participant (National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering: 2009)

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