Ben O’Shaughnessy is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He earned his PhD in polymer physics with Professor Sir Sam Edwards at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, England. Before joining Columbia he studied non-linear dynamics and chaos theory as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Itamar Procaccia at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He received a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Physics at Bristol University, England.