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Kevin Chiou, Materials Science and Engineering, Receives NSF Fellowship

Hierarchical Approach to Artificial Muscle

This project seeks to achieve mechanical actuation using self-assembling molecules.The research focuses on materials with biomimetic functions related to inter-conversion between chemical and mechanical energy forms, under Thrust 1 of the CBES program.

CBES Mentors: Monica Olvera de la Cruz and Samuel Stupp
Sponsor: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Project period: September 2015 – September 2018

Jack Edelbrock, Materials Science and Engineering, Receives NSF Fellowship

Artificial Organelles – Self-Regulating Reaction Networks

This project seeks to emulate the function of biological organelles by creating reaction compartments that isolate chemical reactions while allowing inter-compartmental communication and feedback. The research focuses on emulating the fundamental properties of cells, extracellular matrices, and tissues in the context of energy use and transduction, under Thrust 1 of the CBES program.

CBES Mentors: Monica Olvera de la Cruz and Samuel Stupp 
Sponsor: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Project period: August 2014 - August 2017

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