Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

Our mission is to discover and develop bio-inspired systems that reveal new connections between energy and matter.


Research from the labs of CBES collaborators Samuel Stupp and George Schatz featured in Science Read More
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Research Highlight

Enzymatic Reactions Convectively Aggregate Microcapsules Modeling Self-assembly of Protocells

Simulated convective aggregation of capsules (blue) driven by enzymatic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Convective vortexes (arrows) assemble capsules above enzyme-coated patch (green).

Research performed in the Balasz group provided a simple model of how protocells could spontaneously self-assemble into colonies Read More