Chris O'Bryan

  • email: csobryan@ufl.edu
  • phone: (772)-321-9102
  • office: 122 MAE-C
 

About

 

    Christopher S. O’Bryan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his BS degree in aerospace engineering 2012 and his MS in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Florida. Chris is currently working with Dr. Thomas Angelini at the University of Florida Soft Matter Engineering Center to develop new microgels and demonstrate their application as a support material for soft matter manufacturing. In 2017, he received the Student Research Award from the University of Florida for his work in developing a new micro-organogel for silicone 3D printing applications. Chris’s research focuses on continued development of new microgel systems and their application as sacrificial support materials for 3D bioprinting.

Publications

 

Presentations

 

    Oral Presentation

    • Polyelectrolyte-Multivalent Ion Interactions in Jammed Granular Microgels
      American Physical Society; Mar 2018
    • The Effects of Multivalent Ions on Microgel Rheology
      UF Soft Matter Applied Research and Technologies Symposium; Jan 2018
    • Role of Multivalent Ion-Polyelectrolyte Interactions on Microgel Rheology
      Society of Rheology; Oct 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

    Invited Talks

    • Structuring Fluids in 3D Space with Soft Matter 3D Printing
      Institute for Learning in Retirement, Gainesville, FL ; July 2018

    Posters

    • Polyelectrolyte-Ion Interactions in Jammed Microgels for 3D Cell Culture
      UF Soft Matter Symposium; Oct 2018
    • 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

Awards

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

Involvement

 
  • Multidisciplinary Research Exerpeinces for Teachers (MRET) Mentor (2018)
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Mentor (2017)
  • Student Science Training Program (SSTP) Mentor (2016, 2017)