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

5/2024 – Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Sullivan on successfully defending his PhD! This marks PhD #7 from the lab!

5/2024 – Two years ago, we launched a multidisciplinary project sponsored by DARPA  DSO – excited to see 3 papers published in the past few months on this effort. Check our our publications to see our work on particle design and modulation!

12/2023 – WHAT A YEAR! Mikey graduated is off to Sanofi. Congrats Mikey!! Postdoc Lasanthi scored an awesome position at Blueshift. We onboarded 2 new PhD students: Wei-Ting Change and Kaitlyn Flynn (rockstars!) and published 4 papers on:
Protein Dynamics in the Vertebrate Lens
Adaptive sensing/display in cephalopods



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