Zauscher Lab

The Zauscher lab research lies at the intersection of surface and colloid science, polymer materials engineering, and biointerface science. These broad inquiries deal with fundamental behaviors of soft-wet materials on surfaces and interfaces.

Current projects include:

(1) fabrication, manipulation, and characterization of stimulus-responsive biomolecular and bio-inspired polymeric nanostructures on surfaces;
(2) nanomechanics of soft-wet materials and hybrid biological/non-biological microdevices;
(3) interaction of proteins with lipid membranes in the context of HIV-1;
(4) the role of glycoproteins in boundary lubrication of cartilage.

Recent Publications:

Malmsten, M., and S. Zauscher. “Innovations in colloid and interface science: Revolutionizing antimicrobial therapeutics.” Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 70 (April 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cocis.2024.101793.

Zauscher, Stefan, Y. I. C. H. E. N. G. ZHAO, Zehra Parlak, Wenjun Yu, Daniel French, and Wilkins Aquino. “Microfluidic QCM enables ultrahigh Q-factor: a new paradigm for in-liquid gravimetric sensing.” Research Square Platform LLC, January 5, 2024. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3773425/v1.

Deshpande, Sonal, Yunqi Yang, Stefan Zauscher, and Ashutosh Chilkoti. “Enzymatic Synthesis of Aptamer-Polynucleotide Nanoparticles with High Anticancer Drug Loading for Targeted Delivery.” Biomacromolecules 25, no. 1 (January 2024): 155–64. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.3c00888.