Eva Chi


Phone: (505) 277-2263

Physical Address

Room 2057
Centennial Engineering Center

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Associate Professor

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

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PhD, University of Colorado, Chemical Engineering, 2004

MS, University of Colorado, Chemical Engineering, 2001

BS, University of California, Berkeley, Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology Emphasis, 1999

BS, University of California, Berkeley, Chemistry, 1999


The research in my group focuses on understanding the structure, dynamics, and stability of proteins. Currently, there are three research areas in my group: 1. mechanism of protein misfolding and aggregation in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson's disease, 2. dynamics of proteins at interfaces, both artificial and physiological interfaces, and 3. stabilization of proteins for bioengineering applications, including biopharmaceuticals, biosensors, and biofuel cells. We use a wide range of biophysical tools in our research, including static and dynamic light scattering, numerous spectroscopic methods, chromatography, surface characterization techniques, and X-ray and neutron scattering. We apply the fundamentals in thermodynamics, kinetics, transport, and intermolecular and surface interactions to study our systems.