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Steven P. Wrenn

Steven Wrenn
Office: CAT 480
Phone: 215-895-6694
Fax: 215-895-5837
Website: Research Group Website
Faculty Video: "Introducing our CBE Faculty: Prof. Steven Wrenn"


PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1999; MChE, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1996; BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1991

Selected Awards

Cooperative Education Faculty of the Year, 2012
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, 2006
NSF CAREER Award, 2004
Pfizer, Inc. Atorvastatin Research Award, 2003
Pfizer, Inc. Atorvastatin Research Award, 2002
Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant, 2001
Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1997
Teaching Fellow, University of Delaware, 1997
Robert L. Pigford Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1997
David Wallis Memorial Scholarship, Virginia Tech, 1990-1991
Omega Chi Epsilon, inducted 1990

Research Interests

Biological Colloids
Membrane/Ultrasound Interactions
Theranostic Applications of Microbubbles

Selected Publications

Wallace, N.; Wrenn, S. Ultrasound-triggered drug delivery with lioposomal nested microbubbles. Ultrasonics 2015, 63, 31-38.

Wallace, N.; Dicker, S.; Lewin, P.; Wrenn, S. Inertial cavitation threshold of nested microbubbles. Ultrasonics 2015, 58, 67-74.

Nguyen, A.; Wrenn, S. Acoustically active liposome-nanobubble complexes for enhanced ultrasonic imaging and ultrasound-triggered drug delivery. WIRES Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology 2014, 6, 316 – 325.

Dicker, S.; Mleczko, M.; Siepmann, M.; Wallace, N.; Sunny, Y.; Bawiec, C.; Schmitz, G.; Lewin, P.; Wrenn, S. Influence of shell composition on the resonance frequency of microbubble contrast agents. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2013, 39(7), 1292 – 1302.

Wrenn, S.; Dicker, S.; Small, E.; Dan, N.; Mleczko, M.; Schmitz, G.; Lewin, P. Bursting bubbles and bilayers. Theranostics 2012, 2(12), 1140 - 1159.