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Aquatic robot inspired by sea creatures walks, rolls, transports cargo

Northwestern University, News Center

by Amanda Morris
Dec 29, 2020

Soft material is powered by light and rotating magnetic fields.

Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind life-like material that acts as a soft robot. It can walk at human speed, pick up and transport cargo to a new location, climb up hills and even break-dance to release a particle.

Nearly 90% water by weight, the centimeter-sized robot moves without complex hardware, hydraulics or electricity. Instead, it is activated by light and walks in the direction of an external rotating magnetic field. More

Northwestern Scientists Publish Guiding Principles for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

McCormick School of Engineering, News & Events
by Daniel Allar
July 21, 2020

Four takeaways from research could help scientists working to develop safe and effective vaccine.

A team from Northwestern including Northwestern Engineering’s Michael Jewett and Samuel Stupp has created guidelines to assist in developing a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19.

Published July 21 in ACS Central Science, the principles were gleaned from early research on COVID-19 and data from the 2003 SARS outbreak, caused by SARS-CoV, a very similar virus to SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. More

Northwestern, MIT Researchers Develop Novel Materials for Energy and Sensing

McCormick School of Engineering, News & Events
by Daniel Allar
July 6, 2020

Strategically varying composition of organic layers can "tune" color of light absorbed by perovskites.

A team of researchers from Northwestern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has demonstrated the ability to fine-tune the electronic properties of hybrid perovskite materials, which have drawn enormous interest as potential next-generation optoelectronic materials for devices such as solar cells and light sources.
 
The materials are classified as “hybrid” because they contain inorganic components like metals as well as organic molecules with elements like carbon and nitrogen, organized into nanoscale layers. In the paper “Tunable exciton binding energy in 2D hybrid layered perovskites through donor–acceptor interactions within the organic layer,” published July 6 in the journal Nature Chemistry, the researchers showed that by strategically varying the composition of the organic layers, they could tune the color of light absorbed by the perovskite and also the wavelength at which the material emitted light. Importantly, they accomplished this without substantially changing the inorganic component. More

 

 

 

“Tunable Exciton Binding Energy in Two-Dimensional Hybrid Layered Perovskites Through Organic-Layer Donor–Acceptor Interactions”

Courtesy of Nature Chemistry

Nature Chemistry 12, (2020) 672-682.
Passarelli et al.

“Oriented Multiwalled Organic-Co(OH)2 Nanotubes for Energy Storage”

Courtesy of Advanced Functional Materials

Advanced Functional Materials 28(3), (2018) e1702320. 
Lau et al.

"Supramolecular Assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles"

Courtesy of Accounts of Chemical Research

Accounts of Chemical Research 50(10), (2017) 2440-2448.
Hendricks et al.

“Sulfated Glycopeptide Nanostructures for Multipotent Protein Activation”

Courtesy of Nature Nanotechnology

Nature Nanotechnology 12, (2017) 821-829.
Lee et al.

"Simultaneous Covalent and Non-Covalent Hybrid Polymerizations"

Courtesy of Science

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

“Energy Landscapes and Function of Supramolecular Systems”

Courtesy of Nature Materials

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

“Supramolecular Packing Controls H2 Photocatalysis in Chromophore Amphiphile Hydrogels”
ACS EDITORS’ CHOICE ARTICLE 

Courtesy of JACS

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

 



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Recently Published

“A Donor–Acceptor [2]Catenane for Visible Light Photocatalysis”
Jiao, Y.; Dordevic, L.; Mao, H.; Young, R. M.; Jaynes, T.; Chen, H.; Qiu, Y.; Cai, K.; Zhang, L.; Chen, X-Y.; Feng, Y.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stupp, S. I.; Stoddart, J. F. J. Am. Chem. Soc 143(21), (2021) 8000–8010.

“Selective Photodimerization in a Cyclodextrin Metal-Organic Framework” 
Chen, X-Y.; Chen, H; Dordevic, L.; Guo, Q-H.; Wu, H.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, L.; Jiao, Y.; Cai, K.; Chen, H.; Stern, C. L.; Stupp, S. I.; Snurr, R. Q.; Shen, D.; Stoddart, J. F. J. Am. Chem. Soc (2021) In Press DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c03277

“Development of Novel Nanofibers Targeted to Smoke-Injured Lungs”
Mercel, A. I.; Marulanda, K.; Gillis, D. C.; Sun, K.; Clemons, T. D.; Willcox, S.; Griffith, J.; Peters, E. B.; Karver, M. R.; Tsihlis, N. D.; Maile, R.;.; Stupp, S. I.; Kibbe, M. R. Biomaterials 274, (2021), 120862.

“Intravenous Delivery of Lung-Targeted Nanofibers for Pulmonary Hypertension in Mice”
Marulanda, K.; Mercel, A.; Gillis, D. C.; Sun, K.; Gambarian, M.; Roark, J.; Weiss, J.; Tsihlis, N. D.; Karver, M. R.; Centeno, S. R.; Peters, E. B.; Clemons, T. D.; Stupp, S. I.; McLean, S. E.; Kibbe, M. R. Advanced Healthcare Materials (2021) 2100302. In Press DOI: 10.1002/adhm.202100302

”Growth of Extra-Large Chromophore Supramolecular Polymers for Enhanced Hydrogen Production” Dannenhoffer, A. J.; Sai, H.; Harutyunyan, B.; Narayanan, A.; Powers-Riggs, N. E.; Edelbrock, A. N.; Passarelli, J. V.; Weigand, S. J.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Palmer, L. C.; Stupp, S. I. Nano Letters 21(9), (2021) 3745−3752.

Evaluation of a Targeted Drug-Eluting Intravascular Nanotherapy to Prevent Neointimal Hyperplasia in an Atherosclerotic Rat Model
Newton, E. R.; Gillis, D. C.; Sun, K.; Dandurand, B. R.; Siletzky, R.; Biswas, S.; Karver, M. R.; Tsihlis, N. D.; Stupp, S. I.; Kibbe, M. R. Advanced NanoBiomed Research (2021) In Press DOI: 10.1002/anbr.202000093

 

 

 

 

 

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