(Bio)Materials Design Lab

The (Bio)Materials Design Lab is a research/teaching hybrid.  It is designed to immerse students into meaningful research students and teach them all aspects of conducting research.  It leads to national lab visitations, publications, research grants, IP disclosures, and conference participation.

A detailed description can be found in an 2015 JCE article.

A recent publication from the Experimental Biological Chemistry course was published in 2013 sci technol adv mater.

The experience is part of the undergraduate curriculum and is also available to our MS students.

CHEM-471/CHEM-671 Experimental Biological Chemistry I – Intro to techniques and project

Current Project: Protein Mediated Metal Nanoparticle Synthesis

CHEM-472/CHEM-672 Experimental Biological Chemistry II – Student designed research project

This is the most important course in the sequence, as students take command of their own project.

CHEM-481/CHEM-681 Experimental Chemistry I – Intro to techniques and project

Current Project: Clay – Hydrogel Bead Synthesis

CHEM-482/CHEM-682 Experimental Chemistry II – Student designed research project

This is the most important course in the sequence, as students take command of their own project.