Ameya’s Paper published in Biomacromolecules

November 10, 2017
Ameya’s paper entitled “Effect of Ionic Functional Groups on the Oxidation State and Interfacial Binding Property of Catechol-Based Adhesive” was accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules. (Link to news report)

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Gao’s paper published in Biomedical Materials

November 6, 2017
Gao’s paper entitled “Effect of Incorporating Clustered Silica Nanoparticles on the Performance and Biocompatibility of Catechol-Containing PEG-Based Bioadhesive” was accepted for publication in Biomedical Materials.

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Our invited peer-reviewed book chapter on ROS generation from catechol is published

October 27, 2017
Peer-reviewed book chapter entitled “Catechol Redox Reaction: Reactive Oxygen Species Generation, Regulation, and Biomedical Applications” authored by Pegah, Drs. Meng and Lee was published in Vol. 1252 of the ACS Symposium Series, called “Advances in Bioinspired and Biomedical Materials Volume 1″.

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Students presented at Upper Midwest Biomaterials Day 2017; Rattapol wins award

October 6, 2017
Pegah, Ameyan and Rattapol traveled to Ann Arbor, MI to give presentation at the “University of Michigan Upper Midwest Biomaterials Day 2017″. Pegah gave an oral presentation entitled “Biomimetic Recyclable Microgels for on Demand Generation of Hydrogen Peroxide and Antimicrobial Applications”. Ameya gave a poster presentation entitled “Effect of Ionic Functional Groups on the Oxidation […]

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Dr. Lee is promoted to Associate Professor

August 21, 2017
Dr. Lee is promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Dr. Lee gave invited talk

June 23, 2017
Dr. Lee traveled to the 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies in Singapore from June 18-23 to give an invited talk entitled “Stimuli Responsive Biomaterials Utilizing Mussel Adhesive Chemistry”. Additionally, Dr. Lee also chaired one session in the “Stimuli Sensitive and Responsive Polymer Biomaterials” symposium in the conference.

Ameya and Rattapol win awards for poster presentation

March 25, 2017
Ameya and Rattapol each presented a poster at the 2017 Upper Peninsula American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium. Ameya received First Place for his poster entitled “Effect of addition of acrylic acid (AAc) on the wet adhesion properties of mussel-inspired hydrogels at multiple pH values”. Rattapol received Second Place for his poster entitled “Effect of […]

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Yuan’s paper is accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

March 15, 2017
Yuan’s paper entitled “A Moldable Nanocomposite Hydrogel Composed of a Mussel-Inspired Polymer and a Nanosilicate as a Fit-to-Shape Tissue Sealant” was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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Our research on mussel-mimetic smart adhesive is highlight in multiple news outlets

November 16, 2016
Our lab’s research on underwater smart adhesive received media coverage in CHIPS,, Maritime Executive, Ocean News and Technology,, Seapower Magazine,, Deccan Chronicle, World of Chemicals, ScienMag and Business Standard.

Yuan was awarded Outstanding Scholarship Award

November 4, 2016
Congratulations to Yuan, who was nominated as the recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award in the Department of Biomedical Engineering for the Fall semester of 2016.