Christopher Balzer

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Chemical Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Zhen-Gang Wang
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    M.Phil. Advanced Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2018; B.S. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2017


Christopher J. Balzer, Mitchell Armstrong, Bohan Shan, Yingjie Huang, Jichang Liu, and Bin Mu. Modeling Nanoparticle Dispersion in Electrospun Nanofibers. Langmuir. 2018. 34 (4), pp 1340-1346

Mitchell Armstrong. Christopher J. Balzer, Bohan Shan and Bin Mu. Influence of particle size and loading on particle accessibility in electrospun poly(ethylene oxide) and ZIF-8 composite fibers: experiments and theory. Langmuir. 2017, 33 (36), pp 9066-9072

Christopher J. Balzer, Mitchell R. Armstrong, Bohan Shan and Bin Mu. Composite MOF Mixture as Volatile Organic Compound Sensor - A New Approach to LMOF Sensors. Mater Lett. 2017, 190, pp 33-36

Mitchell R. Armstrong, Sethuraman Senthilnathan, Christopher J. Balzer, Bohan Shan and Bin Mu. Particle size studies to reveal crystallization mechanisms of the metal organic framework HKUST-1 during sonochemical synthesis. Ultrason Sonochem., 2017, 34, pp 365-370

Mitchell R. Armstrong, Korinthia Y. Yuriar Arredondo, Chao-Yuan Liu, Joshua E. Stevens, Alexandre Mayhob, Bohan Shan, Sethuraman Senthilnathan, Christopher J. Balzer, and Bin Mu. UiO-66 MOF and Poly(Vinyl Cinnamate) Nanofiber Composite Membranes Synthesized By A Facile 3 Stage Process. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2015, 54 (49), pp 12386-12392


Jacobs Translational Medicine Fellowship, 2018

Churchill Scholarship, 2017

NSF GFRP Honorable Mention, 2017

Goldwater Scholarship, 2016

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scholar, 2016