Dr. Blaise Tardy
Dr. Blaise Tardy Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas
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Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Blaise Tardy is an Assistant Professor who joined Khalifa University in January 2022.

After graduating from EPFL (2009, Switzerland), Dr. Blaise Tardy obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The University of Melbourne (2015, Australia) and was a research fellow at Aalto University (2016-2022, Finland).

His expertise includes colloidal science, multi-phase systems (emulsions and foams), polymer science, bioengineering, and bio-based materials. This combination of expertise has led to some highly recognized publications. They were featured in international press-releases, published in some of the most prestigious journals for nano- and materials science, and ranked among the most popular studies. He has given more than 25 international conference talks, seminars, and lectures – including at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland), EMPA (Zurich, Switzerland), Wyss Institute (Harvard University, Boston, USA), and BOKU (Tulln, Austria).

To face the ongoing global challenges, he strives to take on new cross-disciplinary challenges, always focusing on innovation and excellence in his scientific endeavors. His main aim is to connect fundamental and applied sciences in order to facilitate the wide-spread implementation of sustainable materials and processes. This includes the processing of natural building blocks as obtained from biotechnological means as well as agriculture and aquaculture practices.

  • PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineeering, The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • MSc, Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL, 2009)
  • BSc, Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL, 2007)
Teaching Areas
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Polymer science and physics
  • Biopolymers in solution
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Cellulose-based fibers
Research Areas

Research Topics:

  • Sustainable materials
  • Biological waste valorization
  • Multiphase systems (emulsions and foams)
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Colloids synthesis and assembly
  • (Bio)polymer sciences (focus on proteins, polysaccharides, and polyphenols)
  • Engineering of interfacial interactions


Research Projects:

  • Valorization of agro-industrial wastes in the context of the land-water-society nexus
  • Development of the regional and global bioeconomy