Pierre-Thomas Brun

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Website: https://www.princeton.edu/cbe/people/faculty/brun/

Office: E-Quad, A313

Phone: 609-258-2620

Research interests: Fluid mechanics and elasticity; interfacial phenomenon and capillary effects; desktop experiments and minimal models; instability in soft matter; soft robotics; shape morphing and morphogenesis.

News

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  • Portrait of researcher

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  • soft robot grabs a ball

    Tiny bubbles help create soft robotics

  • Matrix of fluorescent particles with pores that open and close

    Artificial leaves, floating breakwaters and musical memories are among recipients of 2021 innovation grants

Research

  • Bioengineering and Health

  • Applied Math

  • Applied Physics

  • Materials Science and Engineering

  • Robotics

Affiliations

  • Professor and student work together in lab setting.

    Chemical and Biological Engineering