Research in the Materials subgroup focuses on developing Functional Materials for biological applications through sustainable and bio-compatible approaches. We utilize biopolymers such as carbohydrates and proteins, that are abundant in nature and have unique properties to develop materials for biomedical applications such as antimicrobial strategies, wound-healing, sensing, and controlled drug release. We use additive-free approaches that preserve the unique properties of biopolymers while enabling the fabrication of mechanically robust, biodegradable, and biocompatible materials.


Antimicrobial Peptide-Loaded Pectolite Nanorods for Enhancing Wound-Healing and Biocidal Activity of Titanium. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2021, 13, 24, 28764–28773


Hypersound-Assisted Size Sorting of Microparticles on Inkjet-Patterned Protein Films. Langmuir. 2021, 37, 8, 2826–2832


Fabrication of Collagen Films with Enhanced Mechanical and Enzymatic Stability through Thermal Treatment in Fluorous Media. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2020, 12, 5, 6590–6597


Selected References:

1) Mater. Horiz.. 2018,5, 268-274.
2) Advanced Sustainable Systems. 2020, 5, 1.
3) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2021, 13, 24, 28764–28773.
4) Langmuir. 2021, 37, 8, 2826–2832.
5) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2020, 12, 5, 6590–6597.