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.