Alexander Epstein

Alexander Epstein

Graduate Student

My thesis research is in the fabrication and characterization of bio-inspired, dynamic, structured surfaces for microbial attachment control. This involves an interdisciplinary effort of materials engineering, mechanical design, and microbiology. I am also interested in other functional surface applications, such as superhydrophobicity for self-cleaning, and slippery surfaces that prevent the adhesion of tenacious micro- and macroscale organisms.

When not in the laboratory, I enjoy travel, bicycle advocacy, cooking, and social dance.

Awards and honors

Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship

Microscopy Society of America Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

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