Emanuela Del Gado

Emanuela Del Gado


Director of the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology 

426 Regents Hall
Telephone: (202) 687-1489
E-mail: ed610@georgetown.edu
Website: http://delgadolab.georgetown.domains/

Emanuela Del Gado received her undergraduate degree (Laurea in Physics, cum laude) at the University of Naples “Federico II” in Italy, where she also obtained a PhD in Physics in 2001. She was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Montpellier in France and a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and held visiting positions at ESPCI Paris and MIT. Before joining Georgetown University as Associate Professor with tenure in 2014, Emanuela was a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich. In 2016 and 2018 she was awarded a Chair Joliot and a Paris Science Chair at ESPCI Paris. In 2017 she became Georgetown University Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor and was MIT – CEE C.C. MEI Distinguished Speaker. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2018 and was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2020.

Current Research

Statistical mechanics and computational physics; structure, cooperative dynamics and nonlinear mechanics of amorphous solids, gels and glasses; nanoscale structure and mechanics of cement gels; self-assembly of nanoparticles and fibrils at liquid interfaces; biomimetic coatings and mechanics of tissues.

Selected Publications