Velegol Lab

The Velegol Lab combines experiments, numerics, and theory to reveal how bulk behavior can be controlled using molecular techniques. The laboratory focuses on colloidal devices and their possibilities in drug delivery, energy collection, micro-robotics, and environmental remediation. They work to fabricate devices for these applications from the “bottom up.” In addition to the engineering applications, they also study colloidal forces at a fundamental level.

Current research focuses in the lab include:

  • Colloidal fabrication
  • Nanoscale charge nonuniformity on individual particles
  • Colloidal and nanocolloidal forces and dispersion

Contact Information



The Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering, established in 1948, is recognized as one of the largest and most influential chemical engineering departments in the nation.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry.

Department of Chemical Engineering

121 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2574