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Samuel Stupp honored with Royal Society of Chemistry’s Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award

Northwestern University, News Center
by Megan Fellman
May 9, 2016

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Samuel I. Stupp, the director of the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology at Northwestern University, has received the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry -- the largest organization in Europe dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences. The award is given by the Faraday Division of the Royal Society, which provides a forum for physical and biophysical chemistry, molecular and chemical physics, and theoretical chemistry.

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

Hybrid Polymer Blends Covalent And Supramolecular Components

Chemical & Engineering News
by Bethany Halford
February 1, 2016

Polymers: Supramolecular component can be removed and reconstituted on demand to yield soft materials with novel delivery or repair functions

By combining monomers that form a covalently linked polymer with a monomer that assembles noncovalently into a supramolecular polymer, researchers have created a novel soft material that’s distinct from the forms these monomers take on their own. The new hybrid structure, created by Samuel I. Stupp and colleagues at Northwestern University, can be partially disassembled and reassembled on demand, creating a material that could have applications in drug delivery and self-healing materials......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


"Simultaneous Covalent and Non-Covalent Hybrid Polymerizations"

Science 351(6272), (2016) 497-502.
Yu et al.

“Energy Landscapes and Function of Supramolecular Systems”

Nature Materials 15(4), (2016) 469-476.
Tantakitti et al.

“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.

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4/29/17 Saturday @ 11am - Cook 2058 - Charlotte Chen & Garrett Lau

5/12/17 Friday @ 3pm - Cook 2058 - Jacob Lewis & Hiroaki Sai

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Subgroup 1 - Energy Materials:
Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m., Cook 3024
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Fridays, 10:00 a.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Mark Hendricks

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Contact: Alexandra Edelbrock


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Recently Published

“Crystal Phase Transitions and Photocatalysis in Supramolecular Scaffolds”
Kazantsev, R. V.; Dannenhoffer, A. J.; Weingarten, A. S.; Phelan, B. T.; Harutyunyan, B.; Aytun, T.; Narayanan, A.; Fairfield, D. J.; Boekhoven, J.; Sai, H.; Senesi, A.; O'Dogherty, P. I.; Palmer, L. C.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stupp, S. I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2017) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b13156

“Systematic Evaluation of Structure-Property Relationships in Heteroacene - Diketopyrrolopyrrole Molecular Donors for Organic Solar Cells”
Loser, S.; Lou, S. J.; Savoie, B. M.; Bruns, C. J.; Timalsina, A.; Leornardi, M. L.; Smith, J. N.; Harschneck, T.; Turrisi, R.; Zhou, N.; Stern, C. L.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Facchetti, A.; Chang, R. P. H.; Stupp, S. I.; Ratner, M. A.; Chen, L. X.; Marks, T. J. J. of Mater. Chem. A 2017, in press DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02037F

“Ion Condensation onto Self-Assembled Nanofibers”
Deiss-Yehiely, E.; Ortony, J. H.; Qiao, B.; Stupp, S. I.; Olvera de la Cruz, M. J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2017, in press DOI: 10.1002/polb.24353

“Electrostatic Control of polymorphism in Charged Amphiphile Assemblies”
Gao, C; Li, H.; Li, Y.; Kewalramani, S.; Palmer, L. C.; Dravid, P. V.; Stupp, S. I.; de la Cruz, M. O.; Bedzyk, M. J. J. Phys. Chem. Part B 121(7), (2017) 1623-1628.

“Molecular Packing of Amphiphilic Nanosheets Resolved by X-ray Scattering”
Harutyunyan, B.; Dannenhoffer, A.; Kewalramani, S.; Aytun, T.; Fairfield, D. J.; Stupp, S. I.; Bedzyk, M. J. J. Phys. Chem. C, (2017) 121(2), 1047-1054.

Directed Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Toward Placode-Derived Spiral Ganglion-Like Sensory Neurons
Matsuoka, A. J.; Morrissey, Z. D.; Zhang, C.; Homma, K.; Belmadani, A.; Miller, C. A.; Chadly, D. M.; Kobayashi, S.; Edelbrock, A. N.; Tanaka-Matakatsu, M.; Whitlon, D. S.; Lyass, L.; McGuire, T. L.; Stupp, S. I.; Kessler, J. A. Stem Cells Translational Medicine (2017) 6(3), 923-936.

“Asymmetric Peptide Nanoribbons”
Yu, Z.; Tantakitti, F.; Palmer, L.; Stupp, S. I. Nano Letters 16(11) (2016) 6967-6974.

"Peptide Amphiphile Nanofiber Hydrogel Delivery of Sonic Hedgehog Protein to the Cavernous Nerve to Promote Regeneration and Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Choe, S.; Bond, C. W.; Harrington, D. A,; Stupp, S. I.; McVary, K. T.; Podlasek, C. A. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 13(1) (2017) 95-101.




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