Tamás Prileszky

Chemical engineering
​Ph.D. student


Contact
334 E Main St, Apt L7
​Newark, DE 19711
tamasprileszky at gmail dot com
(719) 641-9640

Education
University of Delaware
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
August 2013–Present
GPA: 4.0/4.0


Colorado School of Mines
B.S., Chemical Engineering
August 2010–May 2013
GPA: 3.954/4.0
summa cum laude


Skills
Laboratory
Microfluidics, optical microscopy, confocal microscopy, rheometry, calorimetry, photolithography, light scattering, particle processing, chromatography


Computer
Programming: C++, Visual Basic, Java, MATLAB

Graphics: Igor Pro, Origin,
Illustrator, Photoshop

Office: Microsoft Office, LaTeX CAD: AutoCAD, Certified Solidworks Associate
Modeling: COMSOL, Aspen


Other
Four years German language

Research experience
Furst research group, University of Delaware
Newark, DE: November 2013–Present
Studying the formation of non-spherical emulsion droplets in microfluidic devices, focusing on the assembly of hierarchical superstructures from individual anisotropic droplet building blocks and modifying emulsions with surface-adsorbed and bulk particles. Research focuses strongly on the behavior of colloidal materials and the behavior of liquid interfaces. Mentored undergraduate students working on this and other projects.

University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia: February 2017–May 2017
Designed and tested new equipment to create non-spherical aerosol droplets in an international collaboration between University of Delaware and University of New South Wales. Fabricated complete setup including heat transfer units and aerosolization device. Mentored an undergraduate student studying the adsorption characteristics of non-spherical emulsions.

Teaching experience
Teaching assistant, University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia: April 2017–May 2017
Developed assignments, exam materials, and tutorial content for "Process Modelling and Analysis" and "Complex Fluid Microstructure and Rheology" courses. Taught tutorial lectures involving demonstrations and review material.

Teaching assistant, University of Delaware
Newark, DE: August 2014–December 2014
Teaching assistant for 92 students in Process Control and Dynamics course. Planned and led weekly lectures in computer lab sections. Graded homework and lab assignments from lecture and computer lab. Held independent office hours.

Gymnastics coach
Gymnastika, Arvada, CO: November 2010–June 2013
The Sundance Studio, Monument, CO: September 2006–May 2010
Coached level 4, 5, and 6 team boys–intermediate, competitive levels–and recreational students in gymnastics and fostered team skills and leadership abilities. Trained students of varying mental and physical ability, including handicapped children.
2009: level 4 boys won 1st in USA Gymnastics (USAG)–the governing body for gymnastics in the United States–state competition; level 5 boys placed 3rd.
2010: level 4 boys won 3rd in USAG state competition.

Honors and affiliations
University of Delaware
  • Langmuir student poster award, 91st ACS CSSS: July 2017
  • Langmuir student poster award, 90th ACS CSSS: June 2016
  • 87th Society of Rheology annual meeting poster competition, 3rd: October 2015
  • Robert L. Pigford Teaching Assistant Award: May 2015
  • American Chemical Society, Colloids Division member: January 2015–Present
  • Society of Rheology member: October 2014–Present
 
Colorado School of Mines
  • Outstanding graduating senior, chemical engineering: May 2013
  • Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society member: October 2011–Present
  • Anton Pegis and President's scholarships: August 2010–May 2013

Publications
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst. “Fluid networks assembled from endoskeletal drop-lets,” Chem. Mater., 28 (11), 3734–3740 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00497
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst. “Crystallization kinetics of partially crystalline emulsion droplets in a microfluidic device,” Langmuir, 32 (20), 5141–5146 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00420
  • T. A. Prileszky, B. A. Ogunnaike, and E. M. Furst. “Statistics of droplet sizes generated by a microfluidic device,” AIChE J., 62 (8), 2923–2928 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/aic.15246

Presentations
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, "Designing functional emulsions with internal structure," 91st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, July 11, 2016, Cambridge, MA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, "Hierarchical emulsion networks from endoskeletal droplets," 90th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, June 18, 2016, Cambridge, MA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Assembling anisotropic interfacial structures from en-doskeletal droplets,” Gordon Research Seminar: Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions, February 6, 2016, Ventura, CA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, "Microfluidic fabrication of endoskeletal droplets," 89th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, June 15, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.

Posters
  • T. A. Prileszky, D. Traini, P. Young, P. T. Spicer, and E.M. Furst, "Non-spherical aerosol droplets with internal structure," 91st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, July 9–12, 2017, New York, NY.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Magnetically functionalized endoskeletal droplets,” 90th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, June 5–8, 2016, Cambridge, MA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Assembling anisotropic interfacial structures from en-doskeletal droplets,” Gordon Research Conference: Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions, February 7–12, 2016, Ventura, CA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Assembling anisotropic interfacial structures from en-doskeletal droplets,” University of Delaware Chemical Engineering Winter Research Review, January 27, 2016.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Endoskeletal droplets: controlling assembly, rheology, and response,” 87th Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, October 11–15, 2015, Baltimore, MD.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Endoskeletal droplets: controlling assembly, rheology, and response,” Chemical Heritage Foundation Innovation Day, October 5–6, 2015, Philadelphia, PA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, “Endoskeletal droplet generation in microfluidic devices,” Start Talking Science, September 29, 2015, Philadelphia, PA.
  • T. A. Prileszky and E. M. Furst, "Endoskeletal droplet generation in microfluidic devices," Tiger-Hen-Hawk Rheology Symposium, May 9, 2015, Bethlehem, PA.

Activities
  • Collaborated with students,researchers, and faculty at University of New South Wales.
  • Participated in educational outreach events while at the University of Delaware
  • Three-year elected Colburn Club representative and vice president, planned and con-ducted department-wide events including graduate recruiting, happy hours, and picnics.
  • Performed service for Tau Beta Pi while attending Colorado School of Mines
  • Performed cheerleading at Colorado School of Mines from 2010–2011 and participated in fundraising and community outreach
  • Performed gymnastics competitively from 2000–2006

Contact
334 E Main St, Apt L7
​Newark, DE 19711
tamasprileszky at gmail dot com
(719) 641-9640