Megan A. Creighton

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering


Megan A. Creighton is an assistant professor in the chemical and biological engineering department. Prior to joining Drexel in the winter of 2021, Creighton was jointly appointed as a research scientist in the mechanical engineering department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as an Air Force Science and Technology Fellow in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Creighton also spent several years as a Senior Research Engineer in the 3M Corporate Research Materials Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she served as the company's subject matter expert in carbon materials and worked on technology development in support of all five of the company's business groups.

The central theme of Creighton's research lies in developing fundamental understanding of nanomaterial colloid systems balanced with practical impact on the development of manufacturable materials and devices. This requires building an ecosystem of understanding material sets themselves and safe, efficient processing techniques that enable their desired performance in larger, more complex systems. Her current research interests are in materials, nanotechnology, surface and interfacial science, complex fluids, and green manufacturing.

Professional Preparation

  • Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sept 2019- Dec 2020
  • US Air Force Science and Technology Fellow, July 2018- July 2020
  • Senior Research Engineer, 3M Corporate Research Materials Laboratory, June 2015- July 2018

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Brown University, 2015
  • BS, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2010

Areas of Study