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Ludwig C. Nitsche, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Department of Chemical Engineering


Building & Room:

244 EIB


945 W. Taylor St, MC 110, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3469


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My research program emphasizes theoretical analysis of concrete micro-mechanical models in order to elucidate subcontinuum dynamics and to extract macroscopic transport behavior from the underlying microphysics.

Selected Publications

[27] V. Sharma, M. Köllmer, M. Szymusiak, L. C. Nitsche, R. A. Gemeinhart and Y. Liu, Toroidal-spiral particles for codelivery of anti-VEGFR-2 antibody and irinotecan: A potential implant to hinder recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme, Biomacomolecules, 15 (3), 756-762 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/bm401550r

[26] L. C. Nitsche and P. Parthasarathi, Stokes flow singularity at the junction between impermeable and porous walls. J. Fluid Mech.,713, 183-215 (2012). DOI:10.1017/jfm.2012.454Supplementary Material.

[25] M. Szymusiak M, V. Sharma V, L. C. Nitsche and Y. Liu, Interaction of sedimenting drops in miscible solution – formation of heterogeneous toroidal-spiral particles. Soft Matter, 8, 7556-7559 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/c2sm25928a.

[24] V. Sharma, M. Szymusiak, H. Shen, L. C. Nitsche, and Y. Liu, Formation of polymeric Toroidal-spiral particles, Langmuir, 28, 729-735 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la203338v.

[23] Y. Lei, J. Jelic, L. C. Nitsche, R. Meyer and J. Miller, Effect of particle size and adsorbates on the L3, L2 and L1 X-ray absorption near edge structure of supported Pt nanoparticles. Topics in Catalysis, 54, 334-348 (2011). DOI 10.1007/s11244-011-9662-5.

Notable Honors

2014, Award for Excellence in Teaching, UIC


NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cambridge, UK Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) 1989-1990

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering 1989

B.S. (With High Distinction) University of Minnesota Chemical Engineering 1984

B.S. (With High Distinction) University of Minnesota Mathematics 1984