Interdisciplinary research at the interface of Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, and Biology.
Synthesis of stimuli-responsive moieties and macromonomers for sensing and response to endogenous signals in disease and injury.
Structurally Dynamic Materials
Control of shape-changing peptides and polymers at the molecular, macromolecular, and/or higher order level. Introduction of 4D behavior into previously inert materials.
Fabrication of soft, flexible platforms that provide quantitative feedback for disease surveillance and treatment.
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Subgroups in Our Lab
Primary Areas of Interest
This subgroup studies the chemical synthesis of new stimuli-responsive moieties, macromonomers, and their polymers.
This subgroup investigates material properties at the molecular, macromolecular, and higher order levels. We characterize the chemical behavior and mechanics of our structurally dynamic systems.
This subgroup designs and fabricates bio-integrated devices for biomedical disease surveillance and/or treatment. Key efforts include encapsulation of electronics and labile chemistries, surface labeling with responsive polymers, and quantitative analog and/or digital readouts.
This subgroup investigates translational aspects of biomaterials and assembled devices through in vitro tissue culture and in vivo animal studies. Additional efforts involve application of our materials to 3D bioprinted tissue/organ mimics.
Carlini Lab prior to renovations ca. Spring 2022
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