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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.

Group Meetings

5/09/16 Monday @ 5pm in Searle - Kohei Sato

* Summer Schedule TBD *


Weekly Subgroup Meetings

Subgroup 1 - Energy Materials:
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.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


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

Laura Fields
Program Coordinator
Evanston Campus

Maura Walsh email link
Administrative Assistant
Chicago Campus

Recently Published

“Nucleation and Growth of Ordered Arrays of Silver Nanoparticles on Peptide Nanofibers: Hybrid Nanostructures with Antimicrobial Properties”
Pazos, E.; Sleep, E.; Rubert Perez, C. M.; Lee, S. S.; Tantakitti, F.; Stupp, S. I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138(17), (2016) 5507-5510.  

Supramolecular Nanofibers Enhance Growth Factor Signaling by Increasing Lipid Raft Mobility
Newcomb, C. J.; Sur, S.; Lee, S. S.; Yu, J. M.; Zhou, Y.; Snead, M. L.; Stupp, S. I. Nano Letters 16(5), (2016) 3042-3050.

“A Tenascin-C Mimetic Peptide Amphiphile Nanofiber Gel Promotes Neurite Outgrowth and Cell Migration of Neurosphere-Derived Cells
Berns, E. J.; Álvarez, Z.; Goldberger, J. E.; Boekhoven J.; Kessler J. A.; Kuhn, H. G.; Stupp, S. I. Acta Biomaterialia (2016), in press DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2016.04.010

Self-Assembling Tripodal Small-Molecule Donors for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Aytun, T.; Santos, P. J.; Bruns, C. J.; Huang, D.; Koltonow, A. R.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Stupp, S. I. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120(7), (2016) 3602-3611.  

“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 32, (2016) 89-99.

“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 15(4), (2016) 469-476.



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