Ludwig C. Nitsche

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering Building (CEB), Room 215
Phone: (312) 996-3469
Fax: (312) 996-0808

NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Cambridge, UK Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) 1989-1990
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical Engineering 1989
B.S. (With High Distinction) University of Minnesota Chemical Engineering 1984
B.S. (With High Distinction) University of Minnesota Mathematics 1984
Honors and Awards
UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014
UIC College of Engineering Harold A. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012
UIC College of Engineering Faculty Teaching Award 2008
UIC CETL Teaching Recognition Program Award 2007
UIC College of Engineering Faculty Teaching Award 2006
USIA Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, Award #9498 (Austria, Research) 1999
NSF Young Investigator Award 1994
NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship 1989
Service and Administration
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
College of Engineerng
Interim Head
Department of Chemical Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Chemical Engineering
US patent awarded to Professors Ludwig C. Nitsche and Ying Liu
The patent, entitled "Self-assembled toroidal-spiral particles and manufacture and uses thereof," describes a fluid-dynamical method for forming polymeric drug-delivery particles. The process uses sedimentation of miscible drops and involves entrainment and encapsulation of one or more therapeutic agents within internal channels that form spontaneously due to hydrodynamic forces. Benign conditions protect delicate macromoelcules such as peptides and antibodies and preserve their bioavailability. Multiple drugs can be encapsulated and then released on independently tunable schedules to optimize therapeutic effectiveness. Potential biomedical applications include post-resection chemotherapy for primary brain tumors. Details can be found in publications 24, 25 and 27 on the publications page.