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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

New Geometries: Researchers Create New Shapes of Artificial Microcompartments

Northwestern University, McCormick News
by Sarah Ostman
December 11, 2012

In nature, biological functions are often carried out in tiny protective shells known as microcompartments, structures that provide home to enzymes that convert carbon dioxide into energy in plant cells and to viruses that replicate once they enter the cell.......more

New Computer Memory Material Goes Easy on the Juice

Science Magazine, News
by Robert F. Service
August 24, 2012

Multitasking has a price: Your computer is sucking up a lot of electricity keeping track of work you haven't yet saved to the hard drive. Americans spend $6 billion a year on electricity to keep that data stored in a computer's memory during operation. But that figure could drop sharply, scientists report this week, thanks to a new type of material than can permanently store such data—without needing a continuous trickle of electricity to do it.......more

Toward Better Ferroelectrics

Chemical & Engineering News,Science & Technology
by Lauren K. Wolf
August 23, 2012

New organic ferroelectric materials that operate at room temperature made their debut at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia this week. Scientists have in the past synthesized ferroelectrics of this type—mixed stacks of electron-donating and electron-accepting small molecules. But the materials had only been able to function at cryogenic temperatures, which are impractical for real-world use.

Ferroelectrics, found in ultrasound imaging equipment and computer memory, are prized for their ability to flip polarization when exposed to an external electric field. Because the materials are currently made of inorganic compounds such as barium titanate, researchers have been seeking alternatives that are cheaper, lighter, and easier to fabricate.......more

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

Courtesy of Nature

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

A. S. Tayi
A. K. Shveyd
C-H. Sue
J. M. Szarko
B. S. Rolczynski
D. Cao
T. J. Kennedy
A. A. Sarjeant
C. L. Stern
W. F. Paxton
W. Wu
S. K. Dey
A. C. Fahrenbach
J. R. Guest
H. Mohseni
L. X. Chen
K. L. Wang
J. F. Stoddart
S. I. Stupp

“Functional Supramolecular Polymers”

Cover Image Courtesy of Science Mag

Science 335(6070), (2012) 813-817.

T. Aida
E. W. Meijer
S. I. Stupp

“Supramolecular Nanostructures that Mimic VEGF as a strategy for Ischemic Tissue Repair”

Courtesy of PNAS

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108(33), (2011) 13438-13443.

M. J. Webber
J. Tongers
C. J. Newcomb
K-T. Marquardt
J. Bauersachs
D. W. Losordo
S. I. Stupp



Regular Group Meetings

04/11/14 Friday @ 5:00pm - Searle - Special Group Meeting

04/26/14 Saturday @ 11:00am - Cook 2058-
Adam Weingarten and Leonel Barreda

05/03/14 Saturday @ 11:00am - Cook 2058-
Liam Palmer and Job Boekhoven

05/19/14 Monday @ 5:00pm - Ryan 4003-
Mark McClendon and Andrew Koltonow

06/02/14 Monday @ 5:00pm - Searle- Selected Individuals and Undergrads

06/12/14 Thursday @ 5:00pm - Searle-
Julia Ortony and Martin Conda-Sheridan


Weekly Subgroup Meetings

Subgroup 1 - Solar (Photovoltaics):
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Adam Weingarten

Subgroup 2 - Self-Assembly:
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Mark McClendon

Subgroup 3 - Biomaterials:
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m., IBNAM Conference Rm, Chicago campus, Lurie Bldg. 11th Fl

Contact: Charles Rubert


The Stupp Group 2013

Stupp Group 2013

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
Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine
Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine


Sharon Jacknow
Research Administrator

Jill Johnson
Program Manager
Chicago Campus

Laura Fields
Assistant to Professor Stupp
Evanston Campus

Recently Published

Post-Assembly Functionalization of Supramolecular Nanostructures with Bioactive Peptides and Fluorescent Proteins by Native Chemical Ligation"
Khan, S,; Sur, S.; Dankers, P.Y.W.; da Silva, R. M. P.; Boekhoven, J.; Poor, T. A.; Stupp, S. I. Bioconjugate Chemistry (2014), In Press. DOI: 10.1021/bc400507v 

Redox Switchable Daisy Chain Rotaxanes Driven by Radical-Radical Interactions
Bruns, C. J.; Frasconi, M.; Iehl, J.; Hertlieb, K. J.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Cheng, C.; Stupp, S. I.; Stoddart, J. F.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136(12), (2014) 4714-4723.

Cell Death Versus Cell Survival Instructed by Supramolecular Cohesion of Nanostructures
Newcomb, C. J.; Sur, S.; Ortony, J. H.; Lee, O-S.; Matson, J. B.; Boekhoven, J.; Yu, J-M.; Schatz, G. C.; Stupp, S. I. Nature Communications (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4321

“Synergistic Regulation of Cerebellar Purkinje Neuron Development by Laminin Epitopes and Collagen on an Artificial Hybrid Matrix Construct”
Sur, S.; Guler, M. O.; Webber, M. J.; Pashuck, E. T.; Ito, M.; Stupp, S. I.; Launey, T. Biomaterials Science (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60228A 

“Supramolecular Materials for Regenerative Medicine”
Boekhoven, J.; Stupp, S. I. Advanced Materials 26(11), (2014) 1642-1659.

“Self-Assembly of Biomolecular Soft Matter”
Stupp, S. I.; Zha, R. H.; Palmer, L. C.; Cui, H.; Bitton, R. Farday Discussions 166(1), (2013) 9-30.

“Aligned Neurite Outgrowth and Directed Cell Migration in Self-Assembled Monodomain Gels”
Berns, E. J.; Sur, S.; Pan, L.; Goldberger, J. E.; Suresh, S.; Zhang, S.; Kessler, J. A.; Stupp, S. I. Biomaterials 35(1), (2014) 185-195.

“Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly in Organic Materials Design”
Stupp, S. I.; Palmer, L. C. Chemistry of Materials 16(1), (2014) 507-518.  





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