Dr. Matthew Liberatore

Department of Chemical Engineering

Education and Research

My goal is to educate students to become creative, industrious engineers in the areas of rheology and chemical engineering.

Engineering new materials by understanding their changes under flow serves as the central research theme of the rheology laboratory. Specifically, the group performs complicated rheology measurements in parallel with other techniques (high pressure, light scattering, high shear, controlled humidity) on a range of polymer, colloid, and surfactant systems.

My classroom and educational research employs active and self-directed learning tools, including student-created problems that reverse engineering of YouTube videos and interactive textbooks for Material and Energy Balances as well as Spreadsheets.