Emily Crabb

  • Program Year: 2
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Condensed Matter Theory
  • Academic Advisor: Leonid Levitov
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Computer Engineering, and B.S. Physics, University of Pittsburgh, 2016


“Outlook for Theoretical Neutron Interaction Cross Section Calculations.” Emily Crabb. Summer 2015. Naval Reactors white paper, not released to public

Xin Yong, Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, Isaac Salib, Gerald T. McFarlin IV, Olga Kuksenok, and Anna C. Balazs, in Self-Assembly: From Surfactants to Nanoparticles, “Harnessing Self-healing Vesicles to Pick up, Transport and Drop off Janus Particles”, Ramanathan Nagarajan, Ed., Wiley, 2015

“Self-Healing Vesicles Deposit Lipid-Coated Janus Particles into Nanoscopic Trenches.” Xin Yong, Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, and Anna C. Balazs. Langmuir 2013 29 (52), 16066-16074

“Using Lipid Vesicles to Achieve Selective Removal or Deposition of Janus Particles on Rough Surfaces.” Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, Xin Yong, Isaac Salib, and Anna C. Balazs. Poster presented at the APS Match Meeting 2013, Baltimore, MD

“Harnessing Fluid-Driven Vesicles To Pick Up and Drop Off Janus Particles.” Isaac Salib, Xin Yong, Emily J. Crabb, Nicholas M. Moellers, Gerald T. McFarlin, IV, Olga Kuksenok, and Anna C. Balazs. ACS Nano 2013 7 (2), 1224-1238


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship -declined, 2016
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship -declined, 2016
Emma Locke Award - University of Pittsburgh scholarship/leadership award for graduating seniors, 2016
Goldwater Scholar, 2014-2016
Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) Undergraduate Scholarship, 2015-2016
Thomas Lain Fund Scholarship - A physics essay contest, 2013
Full tuition scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh, 2011-2016
National Merit Corporate Scholarship – Arkema Inc. Foundation, 2011-2015
Russel Vohr and Hazel Ley Beckett Scholarship in Computer Engineering from the Engineering Alumni Fund, 2011-2016
Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics honor society, 2015
Inducted into Tau Beta Pi - Engineering honor society, 2014