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Anson W. K. Ma

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Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136,
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-210
Phone: (860) 486-4630
Email:  Web:


  • J. Evans Attwell-Welch fellowship, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University (USA), 2009-2011
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2009


Research Focus

  • Structure, rheology, and processing of complex fluids
  • Nanoparticle suspensions, foams, and emulsions
  • Nanocomposites, metamaterials, enhanced oil recovery, and drug delivery



  • NSF CAREER award, 2013
  • NSF EAGER award, 2012
  • Distinguished Young Rheologist, TA Instruments, 2012
  • J. Evans Attwell-Welch fellowship, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University (USA), 2009
  • Messel Travel Bursary, The Society of Chemical Industry (UK), 2007
  • Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society (UK), 2006
  • Croucher Foundation Scholarship (Hong Kong), 2005
  • Honorary Scholar, Cambridge Overseas Trust (UK), 2005
  • Fellow, Cambridge Overseas Society (UK), 2005
  • Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) Scholarship (UK), 2005


Current Publications

M. K. Hudait, Y. Zhu, D. Maurya, S. Priya, P. K. Patra, A. W. K. Ma, A. Aphale, I. Macwan. Structural and band alignment properties of Al2O3 on epitaxial Ge grown on (100), (110), and (111)A GaAs substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. J. Appl. Phys., 113, 134311 (2013).

Behabtu N., C. C. Young, D. E. Tsentalovich, O. Kleinerman, X. Wang, A. W. K. Ma, E. A. Bengio, R. F. ter Waarbeek, J. J. de Jong, R. E. Hoogerwerf, S. B. Fairchild, J. B. Ferguson, B. Maruyama, J. Kono, Y. Talmon, Y. Cohen, M. J. Otto, M. Pasquali. Strong, light, multi-functional fibers of carbon nanotubes with ultrahigh conductivity. Science, 339 (6116), 182-186. DOI: 10.1126/science.1228061(2013).

Mirri F., A. W. K. Ma, T. T. Hsu, N. Behabtu, S. L. Eichmann, C. C. Young, D. E. Tsentalovich, M. Pasquali. High-performance carbon nanotube transparent conductive films by scalable dip coating. ACS Nano, 6, 9737 – 9744 (2012).

Dan B., A. W. K. Ma, E. H. Haroz, J. Kono, M. Pasquali. Nematic-Like Alignment in SWNT Thin Films from Aqueous Colloidal Suspensions. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 51, 10232 – 10237 (2012).

Book Chapter: Ma, A. W. K., F. Chinesta, Chapter 8 – Carbon nanotube composite reinforcements, in P. Boisse (ed.) Composite reinforcements for optimum performance: fundamentals, properties and modelling, Woodhead publishing, Cambridge, UK (2011). ISBN 1 84569 965 3; ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 965 9.

Ma A. W. K., K. M. Yearsley, F. Chinesta, M. R. Mackley. A review of the microstructure and rheology of carbon nanotube suspensions. Proc. ImechE Part N: J. Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, 222, 71-94 (2009).