Faculty

Arruda, Ellen M.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Mechanical behavior of materials including elastomers, polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites, and soft tissue.

Baker, Brendon

Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering

The Baker Lab’s research focuses on how structure and mechanics of the cellular microenvironment influence fundamental cell processes such as migration, proliferation, and extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis.

Banaszak Holl, Mark (Director)

Professor of Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Professor & Director of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

The interaction of polymers with the cell plasma membrane is explored with a variety of techniques including scanning probe microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, flow cytometry, patch clamp, and MM/MD simulations

Chen, Zhan

Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Biological molecules, biomaterial surfaces, vibrational spectroscopy, polymer surfaces.

Corey, Joseph

Associate Professor of Neurology and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Nerve regeneration using novel biomaterials; nanotechnology; development and maturation of neuronal cells and glia, and their differentiation; neuroelectronic interfaces and neural prostheses; and rehabilitation and prognosis after neurologic injury.

Eniola-Adefeso, Omolola

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Research focused on cell adhesion and drug delivery; specifically, the group's overall objective is to use knowledge of the cellular inflammatory response and blood flow hemodynamics to design bio-functionalized particles for targeted drug delivery and imaging.

Glotzer, Sharon C.

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Computational nanoscience, soft matter and complex fluids; self-assembly and materials design.

Goodson III, Theodore

Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Macromolecular structures, fluorescence anisotropy decay measurements.

Guo, L. Jay

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Nanoelectronics research, nanofabrication technology development, nanoimprint lithography.

Kennedy, Robert

Professor & Chair of Chemistry, Professor of Pharmacology

Regulation of the secretion of neurotransmitters and hormones in both central nervous and endocrine systems. We are also developing novel approaches to high-throughput drug screening.

Kim, Jinsang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Biopolymers, molecular biosensors, protein/DNA microarrays, artificial actuators.

Kotov, Nicholas

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Applications of nanostructured materials to biology and medicine, self-organization of nanocolloidal systems.

Ku, Pei-Cheng

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Optics and Photonics, solid-state drives and nanotechnology, energy science and engineering.

Kuroda, Kenichi

Associate Professor of Biologic & Materials Science and Macromolecular Science & Engineering

Polymer design and synthesis towards biomaterials, antimicrobials & polymer-membrane interactions.

Lahann, Joerg

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Designer surfaces, advanced polymers, biomimetic materials, microfluidic devices, engineered microenvironments, nano-scale self-assembly.

Laine, Richard M.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Synthesis and processing of inorganic/organic hybrids, metalloorganic and organometallic polymers, and nano building blocks based on polyfunctional octahedral (octafunctional) and dodecahedral Silsesquioxanes (POSS).

Larson, Ronald G.

George Granger Brown & A.H White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering; Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Biopolymers, complex fluids, liquid crystals.

Lee, Somin Eunice

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering

Use of nanoscale-dependent properties to enable unique spatial and temporal capabilities needed for quantification in bioscience and medicine; Areas of expertise include plasmonics, nanophotonics, bionanotechnologies.

Li, Victor C.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, E. Benjamin Wylie Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Design, processing and characterization of smart fiber reinforced cementitious composites, for protective and sustainable built environments.

Love, Brian J.

Professor of Material Sciences and Engineering

Characterizing the structure and properties of photosensitive acrylates commonly used as photoresists, dental composite restoratives, cell immobilization substrates, and a number of other adhesive and coatings applications.

Ma, Peter X.

Professor of Biologic and Materials Sciences and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Biodegradable polymers, biomaterials, composites, tissue engineering.

Matzger, Adam M.

Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Conjugated polymers, controlling crystal polymorphism, physisorbed monolayers, synthesis.

McCrory, Charles

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science & Engineering

Electrochemical transformation of small molecules; synthesis and characterization of solid-state and molecular electrocatalysts.

McNeil, Anne J.

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Functional supramolecular assemblies, new polymers and synthetic methods.

Mehta, Geeta

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Bio-MEMS and microfluidics, biomaterials, molecular and cellular biomechanics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Robertson, Richard E.

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Adhesive analysis, fiber composites analysis, molecular dynamics, nonlinear mechanical behavior.

Sakamoto, Jeff

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Macromolecular Science & Engineering

Materials for energy and biomedicine. Superionic conducting ceramic electrolytes enabling advanced batteries that go beyond Li-ion technology are the primary focus. Highly-ordered and hierarchical hydrogel scaffolds functionalized with polyelectrolytes for nerve repair.

Scott, Timothy

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Photopolymers, Membranes, Biomaterials, Biomimetics.

Shikanov, Ariella

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Artificial Organs, Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

Shtein, Max

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Structure property relationships of organic semiconductors and their application to electronic and optoelectronic devices (e.g. transistors,LEDs, solar cells, memories).

Sodano, Henry

Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Advanced aerospace materials with focus on composite materials, multifunctional materials, additive manufacturing, ceramics, and nanotechnology.

Solomon, Michael J.

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Colloidal particulate materials polymer blends, polymer dynamics, polymer rheology.

Stegemann, Jan

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Professor Stegemann’s research focuses on the use of extracellular environments to control cell function and promote tissue regeneration. The group’s work involves characterizing how cells interact with the 3D environment that surrounds them in native tissues, including the extracellular matrix, soluble biochemicals, and mechanical forces

Tuteja, Anish

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Soft Materials, Surface Wettability, Polymer Nanocomposites and Liquid-liquid separations.

Violi, Angela

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Chemical kinetics for real fuels. The study of nanoparticle growth and self-assembly and nanoparticle interactions with biomolecular systems.

Wineman, Alan S.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Constitutive equations, electrorheological polymers, polymer solid mechanics.


Emeritus

A. Ziya Akcasu, Prof. (Emeritus), Nuclear Eng. & Radiological Sci.; ziya@umich.edu

Arthur J. Ashe, III, Prof. (Emeritus), Chemistry; ajashe@umich.edu

M. David Curtis, Prof. (Emeritus), Inorganic Chem.; mdcurtis@umich.edu

Samuel Krimm, Prof. (Emeritus), Physics; skrimm@umich.edu

Paul G. Rasmussen, Prof. (Emeritus), Chemistry; pgrasmsn@umich.edu

Robert Zand, Prof. (Emeritus), Biological Chemistry; rzand@umich.edu