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Monica Olvera de la Cruz

Lawyer Taylor Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry; Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering (by courtesy); Professor, Physics and Astronomy (by courtesy)

Ph.D. in Physics, Cambridge University, 1985; B.A. in Physics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), 1981

Research Interests

The Olvera de la Cruz research group investigates physical phenomena related to electrostatics in soft-matter physics, both analytically and computationally in collaboration with various experimental groups at Northwestern. Recent topics include studying electrostatic-driven co-assembly, DNA adsorption in situ, electrostatic spontaneous symmetry-breaking of ionic fibers and membranes, interfacial adsorption and phase-segregation dynamics of complex fluids such as multicomponent blends and molecular electrolytes, as well as analyzing the roles of dielectric heterogeneities and of water in the solubility of charged nano-particles in electrolyte solutions.

Selected Publications

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