Contact Information

Professor Robert Tilton
Director, Center for Complex Fluids Engineering

Dr. Annette Jacobson
Director, Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) Educational Program

Laura Shaheen
CPS and CFE Administrative Assistant
(412) 268-6344
E-mail:lr23 [at]



The CPS Program actively participates in outreach programs for youth in grades K-12. We provide age-appropriate experimental exercises relating to colloids and polymers with the purpose of promoting awareness about science and engineering, as well as to encourage talented young people to consider these fields for their future careers. Currently, CPS provides annual lab sessions for programs including: