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Congratulations to Katerina and Peyman on their paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

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Congratulations to Katerina and Peyman on their paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! This work describes an approach to improve the mechanical properties of the mussel adhesive protein inspired nanocoating material polydopamine (pDA). pDA offers a simple and versatile approach to surface modification and has been widely adopted for use in energy harvest and …

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The lab welcomes new postdocs Jisoo Shin and Joakim Engstrom!

We are pleased to welcome our newest group members Jisoo Shin and Joakim Engstrom. Jisoo has received her PhD in biotechnology from Yonsei University in South Korea in 2018 and Joakim has recently completed his PhD at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Welcome Jisoo and Joakim!  

Congratulations to Brylee D. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan and Max Ney on the publication of their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces!

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Congratulations to Brylee D. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan, and Max Ney on the publication of their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces! In this work, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) were synthesized by copolymerization of dopamine methacrylamide (DMA) with common PSA monomers, with careful attention paid to the effects of catechol on adhesive and cohesive properties. A combination …

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Congratulations to Cody on his paper published in Angewandte Chemie!

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Congratulations to postdoc Cody Higginson on his paper published in Angewandte Chemie! This paper describes a family of bioinspired small‐molecule resins and main‐chain polybenzoxazines derived from biologically available catechols, which upon thermal curing yielded favorable mechanical properties compared to a commercial benzoxazine resin. These results highlight the utility of bioinspired design and the use of …

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Congratulations to Jing on her paper published in ACS Nano!

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Congratulations to former postdoc Jing Cheng on her paper published in ACS Nano! Check it out to see how we use supramolecular polymers for tissue regeneration. Supramolecular Polymers for Drug-Induced Tissue Regeneration ACS Nano, 2019, Accepted Manuscript https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.9b00281

Congratulations to Devang for completing his MD/PhD!

Congratulations to former graduate student Devang Amin who will complete the Northwestern University MD/PhD program on May 19! Devang will soon start a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado. Best of luck, Devang!

Congratulations to Sally on the publication of her review “Biomaterials in Fetal Surgery”!

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Congratulations to Sally Winkler on her review published in Biomaterials Science! Check it out to learn more about how biomaterials are used in fetal surgery, and future needs. Biomaterials Science, 2019, 7, 3092 – 3109 https://doi.org/10.1039/C9BM00177H

Congratulations to Peyman for Winning March Materials Madness!

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Congratulations to Peyman Delparastan for winning the lab’s March Materials Madness competition! See the bracket below. Peyman captured 51pts out of a possible 64pts, winning by a narrow one point margin! Congrats, Peyman!

Congratulations to Dirk and Sally on their review published in European Polymer Journal!

Congratulations to Dirk Balkenende and Sally Winkler on their review published in European Polymer Journal! Check it out to learn more about mussel, sandcastle worm, and cephalopod inspired materials and their use as tissue adhesives. “Marine-inspired polymers in medical adhesion”, European Polymer Journal 2019, 116, 134-143.

Welcome, Miriam Zintl – visiting student researcher!

Our lab is delighted to welcome Miriam Zintl, a visiting student researcher from TU Vienna in Vienna, Austria. Miriam is pursuing her masters degree in Chemistry and Technology of Materials and has a BS in Technical Chemistry from TU Vienna. In our lab, she is working to develop novel polymer tissue adhesives. Welcome Miriam!!  

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