Doug Scott

Graduate Students in the Spotlight

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Allentown, PA


Chemical Engineering
University of Delaware

My Research in Technical Terms

Typically, the more complex and smaller you make a particle, the costlier it gets to make.  As a result, there’s a significant gap between research developing innovative structured nanoparticles as well as promising nanoencapsulation schemes and actual adoption into real-life products.  My research sits in this gap, improving upon proven scalable production methods for nanoparticles with the nuances of charged polymers to bring these desired encapsulations and functional colloids to real-world applications.

And in Plain English

I became interested in fundamental research early on in undergraduate but an insightful summer internship in industry confirmed my interest in pursuing graduate education in order to realize the career in research and development that I wanted.  When choosing between graduate schools, a Princeton CBE graduate alumnus convinced me not only of the department’s academic standing but of the multidisciplinary and enriching culture associated with Princeton and its student community.  Having been here for a short while, I can truly say that he was right!

What I Do to Clear My Head

Go for a run through the Institute Woods or see a movie at the Garden Theater.


Always take your work seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously.

Favorite Movie

A Beautiful Mind

What I Like Most About Life at Princeton

Everyone is not only here to do great research but also have fun while doing so.  I think this sets up an even work-life balance which isn't typically associated with graduate studies.

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