Nina Shapley

Nina Shapley

Associate Professor

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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  • Postdoc., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA, 1999-2002
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, MIT, USA, 2000
  • A.B., Physics, Harvard University, USA, 1993


  • James D. Watson Investigator Award, NYSTAR, 2004-2006
  • Sigma Xi Research Society, 1995-2001

Professional Affiliations

  • 2008-Present,  Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
  • 2002-2008,  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • 1999-2002 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, CA.
    Advisors: Robert L. Powell, Ronald J. Phillips, and Stephanie R. Dungan
  • 1993-1999 Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
    Ph.D. thesis title: Laser Doppler velocimetry measurements of particle velocity fluctuations in a concentrated suspension.
    Advisors: Robert C. Armstrong and Robert A. Brown

Research Interests

Multiphase fluid mechanics and rheology, imaging (nuclear magnetic resonance imaging), micro and nanoencapsulation, biopolymer colloids, health, and environmental applications.