Prof James Gilchrist

Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dr. James Gilchrist is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University.  Gilchrist directs the Laboratory for Particle Mixing and Self-Organization with research interests spanning various particle technologies including nanoparticle self-assembly, suspension rheology and transport, coatings, microfluidics, chaotic mixing, and granular dynamics.  He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the faculty of Lehigh University in 2004, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois working with Professor Jennifer A. Lewis (currently at Harvard University). He held Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship from 2007-2010 and the Class of 1961 Associate Professorship from 2013-2015, received the North American Mixing Forum Young Faculty Award in 2007, was a visiting professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology for the 2011-2012 academic year, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at University of New South Wales in 2016.  He is a member of EPI, the International Polymer Colloids Group, and the chair-elect of the AIChE Particle Technology Forum.