B.S./M. S. (Physics)
Saarland University (Germany), 1995
Ph.D. (Materials Science)
ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 2000
Marco Dressler has a double affiliation with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (where he pursues his research program) and Northeastern University (where he teaches classes in the undergraduate and graduate Chemical Engineering curriculum). His interdisciplinary research combines methods of physical modeling, applied mathematics, materials science, and process engineering to improve our understanding of the flow behavior and processing of complex materials. His current research interests include modeling, simulation, and experimental characterization of complex materials (e.g. emulsions, suspensions, or particulates), and this is directed towards the improvement of their processing characteristics through the investigation of micro-structural properties and anomalous flow behavior. Complex materials, flows, and processes he is currently interested in include nano-emulsions and suspensions, micro- and nano-fluidics, polymer blends and liquid crystals, and spinning of advanced fibers. At Northeastern University he aims to integrate research topics and research work habits into graduate teaching and to foster the use of computers in Chemical Engineering education, and for this purpose he brings to Northeastern various years of academic research and teaching experience at international universities.