The Holten-Andersen Group at Lehigh University is headed by Professor Niels Holten-Andersen.
We study bio-inspired materials.
Our goal is to employ design principles extracted from nature in the development of novel synthetic materials that help overcome global challenges in energy, the environment and health. Specifically, by incorporating soft biological material design principles into synthetic polymer platforms, we seek to enhance control, advance function and expand applications of polymer materials. By establishing a synergy between innovative structure-property studies of model biological materials and successful applications of bio-inspired synthetics, the Holten-Andersen Group will not only continuously contribute to the field of bio-inspired materials engineering, but also add to the fundamental elucidation of nature’s advanced functional material design.
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and MSE, Lehigh University, 2021-Current
Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization, DMSE, MIT, 2014-2020
John Chipman Assistant Professor, DMSE, MIT, 2012-2014
Associate Professor, Program in Polymers and Soft Matter, MIT, 2012-Current
Post-Doc University of Chicago, 2008-2012
Ph.D. Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2008
M.Sc. Cell Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001
B.Sc.Hon. Molecular Biology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2000
B.Sc. Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998
Research Interests: Design principles of biological materials; Soft condensed matter; Physical-chemistry of dynamic interfaces
Ph.D. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India, 2018
M.Sc. Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, 2010
B.Sc. Chemistry and Biology, Government College Baramulla
University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, 2008
Jake Song (MIT)
B.Sc. Northwestern University, 2017
Research Interests: Fundamental understanding of power-law relaxation dynamics in polymer networks for the design of tough and dynamically adaptive soft materials
Eesha Khare (MIT)
B.Sc. Harvard University, 2017
M.Phil Trinity College Cambridge, 2018
Research interests: Fundamental chemistry and kinetics of metal-ligand bonds, simulation, protein structure and function, fracture
Felipe de Quesada
Irina Mahmad Rasid
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