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Randall Erb

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, Duke University, 2009

Research & Scholarship Interests

Structure/property relationships in composites and ceramics, magnetic manipulation, colloidal physics
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

  • J.J. Martin, M.S. Riederer, M.D. Krebs, R.M. Erb, Understanding and Overcoming Shear Alignment of Fibers During Extrusion, Soft Matter, 11, 2015, 400-405
  • R. Soheilian, Y. Choi, A.E. David, H. Abdi, C.E. Maloney, R.M. Erb, Toward Accumulation of Magnetic Nanoparticles into Tissues of Small Porosity, Langmuir, 31(30), 2015, 8267-8274
  • A.R. Studart, R.M. Erb, Bioinspired Materials That Self-Shape Through Programmed Microstructures, Soft Matter, 10(9), 2014, 1284-1294
  • R.M. Erb, J. Sander, R. Grisch, A.R. Studart, Self-shaping Composites with Programmable Bioinspired Microstructures, Nature Communications, 4(1712), 2013, 1-8
  • R. M. Erb, R. L. Libanori, N. Rothfuchs, A.R. Studart, Composites Reinforced in Three Dimensions by Using Low Magnetic Fields, Science, 335, 2012, 199-204
  • R. Libanori, R.M. Erb, A. Reiser, H. Le Ferrand, M. Süess, R. Spolenak, A.R. Studart, Soft, Hard and Stretchable Heterogeneous Composites, Nature Communications, 3(1265), 2012
  • R.M. Erb, H.S. Son, B. Samanta, V.M. Rotello, B.B. Yellen, Magnetic Assembly of Colloidal Superstructures with Multipole Symmetry, Nature, 457, 2009, 999-1002

Related News

September 6, 2016

MIE Assistant Professor Randy Erb's work on Lithium Ion Batteries and his recent Nature Energy publication were featured in Physics Today . Randy, the head of the DAPS Lab, and his graduate...

July 12, 2016

MIE Assistant Professor Randy Erb, head of the DAPS Lab, and his graduate student Anvesh Gurijala, along with researchers from MIT, published their work in Nature Energy this week on "High-...

April 7, 2016

MIE Assistant Professor Randall Erb and DAPS Lab have published a Feature Article in Advanced Functional Materials entitled "Actuating Soft Matter with Magnetic Torque".