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Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Pease’s current interests center around understanding soft complex nanomaterials and nanoscale biological particles, and in their use to fight disease. His team is developing a world-class capability in measuring the size of nanomaterials and correlating the size with the structure and function of the nanomaterials. A technique known as ES-DMA can measure the size of millions of particles per hour (much faster than TEM or AFM!). Dr. Pease’s team has applied this technology to determine the number of DNA strands or proteins on gold particles, quantified the number of quantum dots in a cluster, tracked the aggregation of pharmaceutical agents and fibrillation of misfolded proteins, and confirmed the surface modification of virus-like particles.