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The Muir Lab

@ UD ChemE

I am absolutely delighted to join University of Delaware Chemical Engineering as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Fall 2024! My lab will engineer hydrogels and soft granular materials for in vitro cell culture models, bioprinting, and tissue repair. Of particular interest - musculoskeletal tissues and microbial communities!


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about me

Hello! I'm Victoria Grace Muir, an incoming Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, starting Fall 2024. Currently, I am a Princeton University Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Datta Lab. I obtained my PhD in 2022 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Burdick Lab (now at CU Boulder). I received my B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2018. My expertise is in engineering microporous and granular hydrogel biomaterial platforms for biomedical applications, spanning musculoskeletal tissue repair, spheroid in vitro models, and microbiology investigations. 

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Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania

Department of Bioengineering, 2018 - 2022

Advisor: Prof. Jason A. Burdick

Thesis: Designing Hyaluronic Acid Granular Hydrogels for Biomaterials Applications

B.S.ChE. - University of Delaware

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2014 - 2018

Advisors: Prof. Thomas H. Epps, III and Prof. Millie O. Sullivan

Honors Thesis: Photoresponsive polymer nanoparticles for siRNA delivery

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selected honors & awards

fellowships and scholarships

2022 - 2024: Princeton Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Princeton University

2019 - 2022: National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

2019 - 2020: Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

2016 - 2018: Barry Goldwater Scholarship

2016: David Buck Memorial Award, University of Delaware

2014 - 2018: Eugene D. duPont Full Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Delaware

2012 - 2013: ACS Project SEED Scholar

teaching and service

2023 - 2025: AIChE Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC) Member

2021 - 2022: Penn Bioengineering DEI Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

2020 - 2023: AIChE Young Professionals Committee (YPC) Chair (3-year term)

2020: Penn Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Pennsylvania

2019: Poddar Award for Rising Star in Chemical Engineering, AIChE

2018: Warner Award for Outstanding Female in c/o 2018 - Finalist, University of Delaware

2018: University of Delaware Group Exercise Instructor of the Year

research and presentation

2023: Solomon R. Pollack Award for Excellence in Graduate Bioengineering Research, University of Pennsylvania

2022: STAR Award, Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

2021: First Place - Penn Bioengineering Graduate Research Symposium Presentation Competition

2020, 2021: Women in Chemical Engineering (WIC) Travel Award, AIChE

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