Whiting School of Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering



Michael Bevan

Associate Professor
Director, Graduate Program

Phone: 410-516-7907
Office: MD 123
Email: mabevan@jhu.edu
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
  • B.S., Lehigh University, Chemical Engineering, 1994
  • B.S., Lehigh University, Chemistry, 1994

Research Intersts

Our research focuses on measuring and manipulating nanoparticle and biomolecular interactions, dynamics, and structures in interfacial and confined systems. Our findings have direct relevance to traditional complex fluid applications (e.g. coatings, ceramics) and emerging nanotechnologies related to the operation of devices (e.g. diagnostics, microfluidics) and fabrication of materials (e.g. photonic, biomimetic). Our approach involves the development of an integrated suite of advanced microscopy and simulation tools to design, control, and optimize particle based materials and devices.

Selected Publications

  •  Interfacial Colloidal Sedimentation Equilibrium. I. Intensity Based Confocal Microscopy, Beckham, R.E; Bevan, M.A. J. Chem. Phys. Vol. 127, 164708, 2007.
  • Imaging Energy Landscapes with Concentrated Diffusing Colloidal Probes, Bahukudumbi, P.; Bevan, M.A. J. Chem. Phys. Vol. 126, 244702, 2007.
  • Colloidal Microstructures, Transport, and Impedance Properties within Interfacial Microelectrodes, Bahukudumbi, P.; Everett, W.N.; Beskok, A.; Huff, G.H.; Ounaies, Z.; Lagoudas, D.; Bevan, M.A. Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 90, 224102, 2007.
  • Diffusing Colloidal Probes of Protein and Synthetic Macromolecule Interactions, Everett, W.N.; Wu, H.; Anekal, S.G.; Sue, H.; Bevan, M.A. Biophys. J. Vol. 92, 1005-1013, 2007.
  • Dynamic Signature for the Equilibrium Percolation Threshold of Attractive Colloidal Fluids, Anekal, S.G.; Bahukudumbi, P.; Bevan, M.A. Phys. Rev. E Vol. 73, 020403, 2006.