Chris O'Bryan

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    Chris O’Bryan received his B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida in 2012. After graduating, Chris spent 3 years working as a contractor for the FAA developing enterprise architecture and system requirements for new air traffic control systems in the terminal airspace. He returned to school in 2015 to pursue a graduate degree in mechanical engineering focusing on soft matter engineering; developing new methods for soft matter manufacturing and investigating cell mechanics in 3D.





    Oral Presentation

    • Role of Multivalent Ion-Polyelectrolyte Interactions on Microgel Rheology
      Society of Rheology; October 2017
    • Viability of Corneal Epithelial Cells at the Air-Gel Interface
      Tribology and Lubrication Engineering Society; May 2017
    • Immiscibility Driven Instabilities in Soft Matter 3D Printing
      Society of Experimental Mechanics; Apr 2017
    • Cells on Gels: Cell behavior at the Air-Gel Interface
      American Physical Society; Mar 2017
    • Silicone 3D Printing in Micro-Organogels
      UF Soft Matter Applied Research and Technologies Symposium; Jan 2017
    • Tribology in 3D Printing with Liquid-Like Solids and Complex Fluids
      Tribology and Lubrication Engineering Society; May 2016
    • The Sheet Trapped in a Plumber's Nightmare
      American Physical Society; Mar 2016


    • Multivalent Ion - Polyelectrolyte Interactions in Jammed Granular Microgels
      UF Soft Matter Symposium; Oct 2017
    • Jammed Micro-Organogels for 3D Printing with Oily Soft Matter
      Society of Rheology; Feb 2017
    • Self-Assembled Micro-Organogels for Silicone 3D Printing
      UF Soft Matter Symposium; Oct 2016


  • MAE Graduate Student Research Award - University of Florida (2017)