Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Moran, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University

Jeffrey Moran’s research interests lie in understanding and using micro-scale thermal-fluid transport phenomena to enable new solutions to fundamental challenges facing humanity, including sustainable energy, environmental remediation, and cancer treatment. His doctoral work helped explain the physical mechanism for the self-propulsion of “catalytic micromotors,” which are micrometer-size metallic rods (50 times smaller than the width of a human hair) that can “swim” and carry cargo through liquids. These rods are one subclass of “active colloids,” microscopic self-propelled particles, which show promise for such applications as enhanced oil recovery, manufacturing of micro- and nanometer-scale structures, and even targeted drug delivery in the human body.

Ph.D. Students

Shrishti Singh

Ph.D. Student, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University

Sajad Kargar

Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, George Mason University