Biomaterials to Recreate the Body
We focus on developing innovative ways to assemble functional advanced materials by harnessing biomolecules and supramolecular phenomena found in nature.
Our approach integrates supramolecular events such as multi-component self-assembly, protein order-disorder synergies, and diffusion-reaction processes with engineering principles to develop materials and devices with high programmability, structural hierarchy, and capacity to recapitulate the functionality of living systems.
Our work is focused on developing technologies to solve major healthcare challenges such as improving the regeneration of tissues and organs, enhancing the way drugs and therapies are developed, and advancing our understanding of diseases.
Biomaterials to Regenerate the Body
We are developing surfaces and 3D structures with micro and nanotopographies designed to enhance or minimize specific biological responses. The topographical patterned surfaces can be fabricated in a number of inert or bioactive materials and hydrogels.