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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, NavalToday.com, Maritime Executive, Ocean News and Technology, phys.org, Seapower Magazine, defense-aerospace.com, 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.

Our research on biomimetic smart adhesive is highlighted by the NAVY

November 4, 2016
Our research on biomimetic smart adhesive is highlight by NAVY. Dr. Lee was named a 2016 winner within the Office of Naval Researchs Young Investigator Program.

Link to NAVY website

Our invited book chapter was published in collaboration with Prof. Phillip Messersmith

October 23, 2016
Our book chapter entitled “Biomimetic adhesives and coatings based on mussel adhesive proteins” was published in the second edition of Biological Adhesive. This book chapter was published in collaboration with Prof. Phillip B. Messersmith of University of California, Berkeley.

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Our book chapter is published in Bio-inspired Polymers

October 14, 2016
Book chapter entitled “Mussel adhesive-inspired polymers” authored by Dr. Lee was published in a book titled “Bio-inspired Polymers”.

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Hao’s paper is accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia

October 11, 2016
Hao’s paper entitled “Model polymer system for investigating the generation of hydrogen peroxide and its biological responses during the crosslinking of mussel adhesive moiety” was accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia.

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Our invited review article is published in Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

October 11, 2016
Our invited review article titled “Recent approaches in designing bioadhesive materials inspired by mussel adhesive protein” is published in Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry.

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