Christopher O'Bryan - Mizzou Engineering

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Christopher O’Bryan

Assistant Professor

E3424 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-882-2408


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Christopher O’Bryan is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD from the University of Florida for his work in developing new methods in soft matter 3D-printing to enable the structuring of hydrogels, polymers, biopolymers, and living cells. His research focuses on exploring the instabilities that arise at the interface between soft materials, leveraging these instabilities to design new biomaterials, and developing new design principles for soft matter manufacturing.


PhD from University of Florida
MS from University of Florida
BS from University of Florida


Technical Focus

Contact mechanics

Interfacial instabilities

Polymer physics

Soft matter manufacturing