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Erik Jewell

Erik Jewell

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  • Chemistry Graduate Student (Mallouk)
221 South Frear Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-9791

Research Interests

I am interested in the development and understanding of synthetic nano-/micromotors and pumps. This applies at the individual particle level as well as in larger systems where interesting collective behavior develops.


Thomas Mallouk


Research Summary

E. Jewell et al., Soft Matter 2016, 12 (9), 2501–2504
I. Ortiz-Rivera et al., Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26 (13), 2135–2142.

My research is focused on the fundamental interactions of chemically propelled bimetallic inorganic nano-/micromotors created by electrodeposition. I also collaborate with graduate students in the Sen lab working on designing and fabricating an enzyme micropump array with potential applications in cargo transport. This project uses various lithographic techniques and chemistries.

Selected Publications

  • E. L. Jewell, W. Wang, T. E. Mallouk, “Catalytically driven assembly of trisegmented metallic nanorods and polystyrene tracer particles,” Soft Matter 2016, 12 (9), 2501–2504.