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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

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Outstanding Translational Research Award

Selected Publications

  • R.M. Erb, J.J. Martin, R. Soheilian, C. Pan, J.R. Barber, Actuating Soft Matter with Magnetic Torque, Advanced Functional Materials, 26(22), 2016, 3859-3880
  • J.S. Sander, R.M. Erb, L. Li, A. Gurijala, Y.-M. Chiang, High-Performance Battery Electrodes via Magnetic Templating, Nature Energy, 1, 2016, 16099
  • J.J. Martin, B.E. Fiore, R.M. Erb, Designing Bioinspired Composite Reinforcement Architectures via 3D Magnetic Printing, Nature Communications, 6, 2015, 8641
  • 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
  • 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.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

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October 16, 2018

The startups Boston Materials and Mobile Pixels, both started by members of the COE community, both won the MassChallenge Boston, which is a global business accelerator program for companies in the early stages of development.

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE...

November 3, 2016

3DFortify founded by MIE Assistant Professor Randall Erb & PhD student Josh Martin selected as a $50K Gold prize winner and QSM Diagnostics founded by ChE Associate Professor Edgar Goluch awarded silver prize winner in the MassChallenge.

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