Keith A. Brown


Assistant Professor (ME, MSE, Physics)

Assistant Professor (ME, MSE, Physics)

  • Primary Appointment Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Education Ph.D. Harvard University
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
    Physics Department
  • Honors and Awards 2016 Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professor
    2016 MSE Innovation Award
  • Classes Taught ENG ME 303 Fluid Mechanics
    ENG ME 306 Introduction to Materials
  • Areas of Interest Top-down patterning and bottom-up assembly
    Mesoscale soft materials
    Scanning probe techniques
    Soft matter-electric field interactions
  • Research Areas The Brown group is an interdisciplinary research program at the intersection of nanotechnology and soft materials with three goals: (1) Learn how to make novel materials by merging the strengths of top-down patterning and bottom-up assembly. (2) Investigate how mesoscopic order affects the behavior of soft materials such as polymers and proteins. (3) Apply these lessons to make new materials and devices that leverage hierarchical structure.


Affiliation: Primary Faculty (ME), Primary Faculty (MSE)