Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Weitz, David A.
Location Harvard University
Primary Field Applied Physical Sciences
 Research Interests
I study soft condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on the relationship between structural and mechanical properties. Much of my work focuses on soft materials including colloids, emulsions, foams and gels. In doing these experiments I develop new measurements techniques to probe the properties of the materials. In addition, I study the mechanical properties of biomaterials and apply the knowledge learned to study properties of cells and tissues. I also use microfluidics both to create new soft materials, primarily for delivery applications, and for developing new applications for biotechnology and systems biology. The microfluidics work has focused on the use of multiphase flow to make emulsions using the precision control over fluid flow afforded by the microfluidic devices.

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