Recent News

Biomacromolecules Paper Accepted!

December 3, 2017

Functional Modification of Silica through Enhanced Adsorption of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Block Copolymers
Li, Linying; Li, Nan; Tu, Qing; Im, Owen; Mo, Chia-Kuei; Han, Wei; Fuss, William; Carroll, Nick J.; Chilkoti, Ashutosh; Yingling, Yaroslava; Zauscher, Stefan; Lopez, Gabriel P [...]

Congratulations Dr. Marusak!

November 10, 2017

Congratulations to Kate Marusak for her successful defense of her dissertation! Well done Kate!

Congrats to Luis Navarro!

October 25, 2017

Luis just passed his preliminary exam "Bioinspired Lubricants for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis". Well done!

Nature Biotech Paper Published!

October 25, 2017

Our collaborative paper entitled "Programmable assembly of pressure sensors using pattern-forming bacteria" was published in Nature Biotech.
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Pushing Science and Engineering to Create New Soft Materials

September 7, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Zauscher and Prof. Chilkoti for winning a four-year, $1.4 [...]

Startup Aims to “Qatch” Blood Coagulation Data

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Zehra for winning an NSF STTR and read the story about her startup company Qatch! What a Qatch!

Read the Qatch! story


Oddball Enzyme Provides Easy Path to Synthetic Biomaterials

August 1, 2017

Lei’s paper on TdT catalyzed enzymatic polymerization (TcEP) of single stranded DNA has recently been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie and highlighted in several other press [...]

Highly Cited Paper in Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science

July 17, 2017

Model cell membranes: Techniques to form complex biomimetic supported lipid bilayers via vesicle fusion, published in 2013 is one of the most highly cited papers in Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Lei Tang for a Successful PhD Defense!

July 1, 2016

Lei Tang defended her PhD dissertation entitled: “Enzymatic Polymerization of High Molecular Weight DNA” with flying colors. Congratulations!

Rob Ferris (former Zauscherlab Grad Student) places 5th in Solo RAAM!

June 25, 2016

Congratulations Rob! Truly an amazing achievement!

Rob Ferris

RT-MRSEC and Zauscher Win Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education!

June 7, 2016

The Graduate School created the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education to acknowledge extraordinary achievements by departments and programs that help create an environment of inclusive excellence in graduate education. Read more on the [...]