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Congratulations to Dirk, Sally and Yiran on publication of their paper in ACS Macro Letters!

Congratulations to Diederik Balkenende, Sally Winkler, and Yiran Li on publication of their paper in ACS Macro Letters! Here we introduce a tissue-adhesive patch with orthogonal cohesive and adhesive chemistries; supramolecular ureido-4-pyrimidinone (UPy) cross-links provide cohesive strength, and catechols provide mussel-inspired tissue adhesion. We found that using orthogonal motifs to independently control adhesives’ cohesive and …

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Congratulations to Kyueui, Katerina, Jisoo, Sally, and Yuting on publication of their paper in Nature Communications!

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Congratulations to Kyueui Lee, Katerina Malollari, Jisoo Shin, Sally Winkler, Yuting Zheng on publication of their paper “Laser-induced graphitization of polydopamine leads to enhanced mechanical performance while preserving multifunctionality” in Nature Communications! In this work, blue diode laser-annealing is introduced to enhance mechanical stability of polydopamine through partial graphitization while preserving its multifunctionality. Moreover, surface roughness of …

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Congratulations to Kelsey DeFrates for passing her qualifying exam!

Congratulations to Sally for successfully completing her PhD!

Congratulations to Sally Winkler, PhD, who successfully presenting her PhD thesis. Many congratulations to Sally, and best wishes in her future endeavors! We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to Katerina for being elected as Materials Horizons Community Board Member!

Congratulations to Katerina for being elected as Materials Horizons Community Board Member!

Congratulations to Katerina for receiving UC Berkeley Graduate Division Grant & Dissertation Year Fellowship!

Congratulations to Katerina for receiving UC Berkeley Graduate Division Grant for Summer 2020 as well as  Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2020-2021 Academic year! Congrats Katerina!

Congratulations to Yiran, Jing, Peyman, and Haoqi on publication of their paper in Nature Communications!

Congratulations to Yiran Li, Jing Cheng, Peyman Delparastan, and Haoqi Wang on publication of their paper “Molecular Design Principles of Lysine-Dopa Wet Adhesion” in Nature Communications! The mussel byssus has long been a source of inspiration for the adhesion community. Recently, adhesive synergy between flanking lysine (Lys, K) and 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA, Y) residues in the mussel …

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Congratulations to Brylee, Peyman, and Max for publication of their article as a Very Important Paper (VIP) in Angewandte Chemie!

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Congratulations to Brylee Tiu, Peyman Delparastan, and Max Ney for publication of their article in Angewandte Chemie! The manuscript has also been labeled as a Very Important Paper (VIP) based on the evaluation of referees–only a small number of accepted manuscripts receive such a positive evaluation! The presence of the catehcolic amino acid Dopa in …

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Congratulations to Patrick, Katerina, and Diederik on their paper published in ACS Nano!

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Congratulations to Patrick, Katerina, and Diederik on their paper published in ACS Nano! Promoting microbial adhesion to surfaces? Materials are mostly designed to prevent attachment and growth of microbes. We propose the opposite; to create materials that encourage microorganisms to attach and thrive on. In this work we guide and adhere cellulose-producing bacteria into attachment …

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Congratulations to Katerina for winning UC Berkeley Graduate Division Grant!

Congratulations to Katerina for receiving UC Berkeley Graduate Division Block Grant for Spring 2020 semester!

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