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Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of Polymer

Northwestern University, News Center
by Megan Fellman
January 28, 2016

Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles.
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can lift weights, contracting and expanding the way muscles do......more

Light-harvesting materials: Soft support for energy conversion

Nature Chemistry/News and Views
by Ryan M. Stolley & Monte L. Helm
October 2014

To convert solar energy into viable fuels, coupling light-harvesting materials to catalysts is a crucial challenge. Now, the combination of an organic supramolecular hydrogel and a non-precious metal catalyst has been demonstrated to be effective for photocatalytic H2 production.

Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry

Chemical & Engineering News
by Britt E. Erickson
January 21, 2013

A leader in supramolecular self-assembly, Samuel I. Stupp is being honored for his work on developing bioactive materials that could revolutionize therapies in regenerative medicine. Stupp is well-known for creating an extensive platform of self-assembling molecules, especially those based on peptide amphiphiles that form nanofibers, resulting in broadly bioactive synthetic materials......more


“Supramolecular Packing Controls H2 Photocatalysis in Chromophore Amphiphile Hydrogels”

Courtesy of JACS

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137(48), (2015) 15241- 15246.

Weingarten et al.

Bioactive DNA-Peptide Nanotubes Enhance the Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells Into Neurons

Courtesy of Nano Letters

Nano Letters 15(1), (2015) 603-609.

Stephanopoulos et al

“Internal Dynamics of a Supramolecular Nanofiber”

Courtesy of Nature Materials

Nature Materials 13, (2014) 812-816.

Ortony et al.

Room-Temperature Ferroelectricity in Supramolecular Networks of Charge-Transfer Complexes

Courtesy of Nature

Nature 488(7412), (2012) 485-489.

Tayi et al.

Regular Group Meetings

1/23/16 Saturday @ 11am in Cook 2058 - Garrett Lau & Mark McClendon

2/4/16 Thursday @ 5pm in Cook 2058 - Selected Individuals

2/6/16 Saturday @ 11am in Cook 2058 - Armando Hernandez-Garcia

3/7/16 Monday @ 5pm in Searle - Hiroaki Sai

3/9/16 Wednesday @ 5pm in Cook 2058 - Edward Dale

3/22/16 Tuesday @ 5pm in Cook 2058 - Eduard Sleep


Weekly Subgroup Meetings

Subgroup 1 - Energy Materials:
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Nick Sather

Subgroup 2 - Self-Assembly:
Fridays, 10:00 a.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Benjamin Jones

Subgroup 3 - Biomaterials:
Mondays, 3:00 p.m., SQI Conference Rm 11-247, Chicago campus (Lurie) 11th Fl
Contact: Chris Serrano


The Stupp Group 2015

Stupp Group 2015

The Stupp Laboratory
Cook Hall 1127
2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-3108

(847) 491-3002 phone
(847) 491-3010 facsimile

Samuel I. Stupp
Board of Trustees Professor of
Materials Science, Chemistry, Medicine, & Biomedical Engineering
Director, Simpson Querrey Insitute for BioNanotechnology

Laura Fields
Program Assistant
Evanston Campus

Maura Walsh email link
Administrative Assistant
Chicago Campus

Recently Published

“Simultaneous Covalent and Non-Covalent Hybrid Polymerizations” Yu, Z; Tantakitti, F.; Yu, T.; Palmer, L. C.; Schatz, G. C.; Stupp, S. I. Science 351(6272), (2016) 497-502.

"Sonic Hedgehog Delivery from Self-Assembled Nanofiber Hydrogels Reduces the Fibrotic Response in Models of Erectile Dysfunction
Choe, S.; Velicseasa, D.; Bond, C. W.; Harrington, D. A,; Stupp, S. I.; McVary, K. T.; Podlasek, C. A. Acta Biomaterialia (2016) in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.01.014

“Energy Landscapes and Function of Supramolecular Systems”
Tantakitti, F.; Boekhoven, J.; Wang, X.; Kazantsev, R.; Yu, T.; Li, J.; Zhuang, E.; Zandi, R.; Ortony, J. H.; Newcomb, C. J.; Palmer, L. C.; Shekhawat, G. S.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Schatz, G. C.; Stupp, S. I. Nature Materials (2016) in press. DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4538

“Tissue Factor-Targeted Peptide Amphiphile Nanofibers as an Injectable Therapy to Control Hemorrhage”
Morgan, C. E.; Dombrowski, A. W.; Rubert-Perez, C. M.; Bahnson, E. S. M.; Tsihlis, N. D.; Jiang, W.; Jiang, Q.; Vercammen, J. M.; Prakash, V. S.; Pritts, T.; Stupp, S. I.; KIbbe, M. R. ACS Nano 10(1), (2016) 899-909.

“Targeted Nitric Oxide Delivery by Supramolecular Nanofibers for the Prevention of Restenosis after Arterial Injury”
Bahnson, E. S. M.; Kassam, H. A.; Moyer, T. J.; Jiang, W.; Morgan, C. E.; Vercammen, J. M.; Jiang, Q.; Flynn, M. E.; Stupp, S. I.; Kibbe, M. R. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling (2016) in press. DOI: 10.1089/ars.2015.6363

Molecular Design for Growth of Supramolecular Membranes with Hierarchical Structure
Zha, R. H.; Velichko, Y. S.; Bitton, R.; Stupp, S. I. Soft Matter 12, (2016) 1401-1410.

“Biopolymers and Supramolecular Polymers as Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications”
Freeman, R,; Boekhoevn, J.; Dickerson, M. B.; Naik, R. R.; Stupp, S. I. MRS Bulletin 40(12), (2015) 1089-1101.



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