Meet the BioMaterials Design Group


The Biomaterials Design Group at Northeastern University works at the interface of bioanalytical chemistry, materials science, and design. We investigate fundamental mechanisms behind systems in biology and use our understanding to better inform and design new classes of materials that may interface with or enhance human performance. The Group also focuses on strategic tool building as a means to target specific biological questions during materials development.

Current research projects focus on developing adaptive photonic sensors inspired by cephalopods and designing bionic protein materials for implantable electronics. For more information about what we do, check out our SCIENCE section.

The Latest and Greatest

11/2022 – Mikey’s paper on understanding and manipulating lens crystallin assembly dynamics is finally out in PNAS!

10/2022 – We have had a FULL summer welcoming newest postdocs Lasanthi Sumathirathne, Ji-Young Lee, and Taehwan Kim to the lab

4/2022 – The BDG is hiring for multiple positions including 4 postdocs and 3 BS or MS research interns in the following areas:– Cephalopod-inspired electrochromic systems– Artificial chromatophore systems– Engineered living materials– Eco-friendly paints Reach out to Leila directly if you are interested!

3/2022 – Cassandra’s latest paper in Chemistry of Materials focuses on manipulating collagen thermodynamics for materials design.


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