Jacinta Conrad


Research Interest

Broadly interested in the interaction between complex fluids (polymers, colloids, nanoparticles, bacteria, protozoa, cells) and the surfaces that confine or support them. These interactions appear ubiquitously in applications in petroleum engineering (drilling media, microbial corrosion), environmental engineering (biofouling, bioremediation), materials engineering (rapid prototyping, direct-write assembly), and biodefense (diagnostics, biodetection). Moreover, this broad class of problems is scientifically fascinating: both the chemical and mechanical properties of surfaces can influence the adhesion, diffusion, motility, and phase behavior of complex fluids. Our current research thrusts include:

Endowed Professorship
Jacinta Conrad is the Frank M. Tiller Endowed Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston.
Technologies and Platforms
Office Location
Engineering Building 1, Room S228