Assistant Professor Andrew Goodwin's research focuses on designing “smart” colloids and materials – such as polymeric architectures, organic/inorganic hybrids, and multiphase composites – that can sense their surroundings and change their physical properties accordingly. He is also interested in how interfaces organize themselves when sensing chemical stimuli, and also how they respond to external forces. Prior to CU, he was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego, and before that was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Stanford University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University in New York. When not teaching or working in lab, Andrew likes to hang out with his wife and dog, hike, and cook, and so he is very excited to be in Boulder!