Alex Schrader

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact Phone

(805) 893-5268

Office Location

Jointly advised by Jacob Israelachvili (Chem E)
1300 Building 570


Alex's research focuses on hydration on a molecular level. The question he is most concerned with is how and why are hydrophilic surfaces hydrated in both biological systems as well as non-biological or inorganic systems? He is working on solving this mystery by performing DNP measurements and surface force measurements. Apart from this, he works on the correlattion of measurements of water diffusivity with surface forces specifically for hydrated hydrophilic surfaces.