Meet Our Faculty

Plastics Engineering

Assistant Professor Bridgette Budhlall
Assistant Professor Budhlall received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from Lehigh University. She studies the chemistry and physics of colloidal systems in which molecular and/or colloidal entities can be assembled and fabricated into more complex supracolloidal structures. She is interested in the synthesis of nanostructured materials. Her technology is of use in a variety of industrial applications ranging from biosensors, chemical sensors and nanofluidic devices, smart coatings and adhesives, drug delivery systems, cellular transport and analysis, and biomedical devices.

Professor and University Professor Stephen McCarthy
Professor McCarthy has taught Polymers in Medicine I and II for several years. His recent research includes improving dialysis for core-shell pullulan-polycaprolactone nanospheres loaded with hydrophobic ciproflaxin. He has also received funding to study nanosphere-antibiotic corneal lenses, skin grafting, and development of tetracycline loaded ethylvinylacetate fiber.