Anson W. K. Ma

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering


  • Postdoctoral training (J. Evans Attwell-Welch fellowship), Rice University, 2009-2011
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2009-2011
  • B.Eng. and M.Phil., The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2000-2005

Research Focus

  • Structure, rheology, and processing of complex fluids
  • Inkjet and 3D printing


  • Excellence in Research and Creativity: Early Career Award, American Association of University Professors (AAUP)-UConn Chapter, 2017
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, 3M Corporation, 2016
  • Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award, Society of Rheology, 2015
  • NSF CAREER award, 2013
  • 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


A. Shen, X. Peng, C. P. Bailey, S. Dardona, A. W. K. Ma. 3D printing of polymer bonded magnets from highly concentrated, plate like particle suspensions, Materials & Design, 183, 108133 (2019).

S.-Y. Chang, A. W. K. Ma, H.-M. Lai. New Insight into the Preparation of Starch-Based Spherical Microgels with Tunable Volume. Starch – Stärke, 71: 1800288, In press.

Y. Guo, H. Patanwala, B. H. Bognet, A. W. K. Ma. The physics of inkjet and inkjet-based 3D printing. Rapid Prototyping, 23(3), 562-576 (2017).

E. J. Carboni, B. H. Bognet, G. M. Bouchillon, A. L. Kadilak, L. M. Shor, M. D. Ward, A. W. K. Ma. Direct tracking of particles and quantification of margination in blood flow. Biophysical Journal, 111(7), 1487-1495 (2016).

J. Chen, X. Ma, Q. Dong, D. Song, D. Hargrove, S. Vora, A. W. K. Ma, X. Lu, Y. Lei. Self-healing of thermal-induced, biocompatible and biodegradable protein hydrogel. RSC Advances, 6, 56183-56192 (2016).

D. E. Tsentalovich, A. W. K. Ma, J. A. Lee, N. Behabtu, E. A. Bengio, A. Choi, J. Hao, Y. Luo, R. J. Headrick, M. J. Green, Y. Talmon, M. Pasquali. Relationship of extensional viscosity and liquid crystalline transition to length distribution in carbon nanotube solutions. Macromolecules, 49(2), 681-689 (2016).

B. Bognet, Y. Guo, A. W. K. Ma. Controlling system components with a sound card: A versatile inkjet fluid testing platform. Rev. Sci. Int., 87, 015101 (2016).

S. R. Vora, B. Bognet, H. S. Patanwala, F. Chinesta, A. W. K. Ma. Surface pressure and microstructure of carbon nanotubes at an air–water interface. Langmuir, 31(16), 4663 – 4672 (2015)

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Anson Ma
Contact Information
Mailing Address25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationScience 1 - MZ212