Chris Browne

Chris Browne

Stow, OH


Chemical Engineering
Purdue University

My Research in Technical Terms

Unstable Polymer Solution Flow in Porous Media

And in Plain English

I use polymers to aid the removal of contaminants from groundwater aquifers and the recovery of oil from reservoirs.

How I Got to Princeton

I fell in love with research during my first summer at Purdue, and explored as much as I could in five different labs. I came to Princeton because it is a great community of people who genuinely love the research process.

Interesting Fact about Me

My favorite thing to do is try to guess the physics or chemistry behind things I notice in daily life (Why to coffee grounds in an aeropress tend to sediment in a dome? Why does a cooling pie get one big crack in the center, and how do I stop it?). It's a fun way to exercise your hypothesis muscles.

What I Do to Clear My Head

Rock climbing

Favorite Book

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Favorite Movie

The Grand Budapest Hotel

What I Like Most about Life in Princeton
Great community of students and faculty who support each other.


Chris Browne
Stow, Ohio
Joanna Schneider
Queens, New York
Michael A. Palmer
Darien, Connecticut
Trevor Jones
Cincinnati, Ohio
Maria Nicola Barbosa Muniz
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Doug Scott
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Jenna Anne Ott
Fremont, California