Our 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. the role of glycoproteins in boundary lubrication of cartilage.