Holten-Andersen group news

Holten-Andersen Group Members

Holten-Andersen Group Members, 2018

07.22.19 LBI members Professor Holten-Andersen, Erica Lai and Bavand Keshavarz will present their latest work at the GRC Science of Adhesion, 07.21-7.26.19.
06.15.19 LBI welcomes summer UROP Shubhanga Balla to the group!
06.07.19 Congratulations to class of 2019 LBI members Olivia Saouf, Felipe de Quesada and Sophia Fang! We wish each of them much continued success!
06.07.19 Congratulations to Felipe de Quesada for his DMSE's Best Senior Thesis Award!
04.01.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present "Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: Easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics" at ACS 2019
03.08.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work, "In situ mechanical reinforcement of polymer hydrogels via metal-coordinated mineralization," at APS 2019
03.08.19 Jake Song will present his work, "Assortative nanoparticle percolation in nanocomposite gels," at APS 2019
03.07.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present "Do bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslink dynamics offer anything new for engineers of hydrogel mechanics?" at APS 2019
03.06.19 Seth Cazzell will present his work, "Expanding Gelation Conditions in Dynamically Crosslinked Networks," at APS 2019
03.05.19 Irina Mahmad Rasid will present her work "Quantifying force-induced bond dissociation in metal-coordinate gels under steady shear flow," at APS 2019
02.20.19 Congratulations to Erica Lai for her Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award, 2nd Place, awarded at the Adhesion Society 2019 Meeting!
02.19.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present "Mechanical Reinforcement of Polymer Hydrogels via Metal-Coordinated Mineralization" at the Adhesion Society 2019 Meeting
02.19.19 Erica Lai will present "Deciphering the Adhesive Properties of Mussel-Inspire Metal-Coordinate Physical Gels" at the Adhesion Society 2019 Meeting
02.01.19 LBI welcomes MIT UROP Sophia Fang to the group!
09.01.18 LBI welcomes MIT UROP Olivia Saouaf to the group!
11.14.18 LBI welcomes graduate students Jet Lem and Eesha Khare to the group!
08.06.18 Congratulations to Dr. Abigail Regitsky on her successful defense! We wish her all the best in Washington D.C. as an AAAS S&T Policy Fellow!
06.01.18 LBI welcomes MIT UROP Felipe de Quesada to the group!
05.31.18 LBI welcomes MIT UROP Danielle Herman to the group!
03.08.18 Abigail Regitsky will present her work, "Bioinspired Mineralization in Hydrogels for Sustainable Applications" at APS 2018
03.07.18 Seth Cazzell will present his work, "Viscolelastic Properties Controlled by pH of Telechelic Metal-Coordinating Hydrogels" at APS 2018
03.06.18 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work, "Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics" at APS 2018
03.05.18 Irina Mahmad Rasid will present her work "Optomechanical Coupling for the Study of the Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Metal-coordinate Gels" at APS 2018

image5

12.15.17 Congratulations to Dr. Qiaochu Li on his successful defense!

11.26.17 Erica Lai will present her work "Deciphering the Adhesive Properties of Mussel-Inspired Metal-Coordinate Gels" at MRS Boston on 11.28.17 @3:30pm.

Matthew Dodaro will present his work "Understanding Metal-Coordinating Polymer Bonding Structure with UV-Vis Spectroscopy" at the MRS Boston poster session on 11.28.17 @8pm.

Seth Cazzell will present his work "Self-Regulating Metal-Coordinating Hydrogel" at MRS Boston on 11.29.17 @11:45am.

Professor Holten-Andersen will present "Characterizing Supramolecular Crosslink Dynamics via Stress-Relaxation Mechanics—New Insights on How to Control Transient Structural Hierarchy in Polymer Gel" at MRS Boston on 11.30.17 @11:15am.

Qiaochu Li will present his work "Controlling Dynamic Mechanics of Self-Healing Hydrogel by Crosslink Engineering" at MRS Boston on 11.30.17 @11:30am.

11.03.17 Abigail Regitsky's paper Rheology as a Mechanoscopic Method to Monitor Mineralization in Hydrogels is now available online.

10.16.17 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at the Multiscale Mechanochemistry & Mechanobiology Conference in Berlin, Germany on 10.18.17.

09.20.17 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at the SMSD Seminar Series at MIT, Thursday, 09.21.17 at 5pm in Room 3-333.

09.01.17 LBI is happy to welcome Post Doc Bavand Keshavarz to our group!

08.01.17 LBI is happy to welcome Jake Song to our group!

07.20.17 Scott Grindy will be a Post Doc with Professor Ebru Oral at Harvard Medical School, MGH. We wish him all the best!

image6

06.16.17 Congratulations to Abigail Regitsky who has been named a Martin Family Fellow for Sustainability!

image7

06.09.17 Congratulations Rebecca Gallivan, Scott Grindy and the rest of the class of 2017! Rebecca will be attending CalTech in the fall.

06.01.17 LBI welcomes MIT UROP Matthew Dodaro!

05.23.17  Scott Grindy's paper Bio-inspired metal-coordinate hydrogels with programmable viscoelastic material functions controlled by longwave UV light in Soft Matter is now available online.

05.19.17 LBI welcomes visiting masters student Michael Kessler from EPFL!

05.12.17 CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. SCOTT GRINDY on his successful defense!

05.01.17 Professor Holten-Andersen has been promoted to Associate Professor (w/o tenure).

image8

05.01.17 Erica Lai has been selected as one of MIT's 2017 biennial celebration of Graduate Women of Excellence.

04.13.17 Abigail Regitsky and Scott Grindy will present posters at MIT's 2017 Polymer Day Symposium.

03.13.17 LBI will be presenting at APS New Orleans.

11.27.16 Erica Lai will present her work Exploring the Mechanical Properties of Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordinate Coatings on 11.28.16 and

Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination Dynamics—An Easier Way to Engineer Supramolecular Mechanics on 11.30.16 and

Seth Cazzell will present his work Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Bioinspired Nanostructured Materials on 11.30.16 and

Irina Rasid will present her work Optomechanical Coupling for the Study of the Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Metal-Coordinate Gels on 11.30.16 and

Abigail Regitsky will present her work Rheology for In Situ Characterization of Bioinspired Mineralization in Hydrogels on 12.01.16 and

Sungjin Kim will present his work Bio-Inspired Stiffening Process Through Dehydration—Using Nature's Trick towards Versatile, Robust Materials in Wet/Dry States on 12.01.16 and

Qiaochu Li will present his work Rapid Self-Healing Nanocomposite Hydrogel with Tunable Dynamic Mechanics on 12.02.16 and

Scott Grindy will present his work Light-Responsive Viscoelastic Timescales in Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordinate Supramolecular Hydrogel Mechanics on 12.02.16 at MRS 2016.

10.25.16  Scott Grindy's paper Engineering Elasticity and Relaxation Time in Metal-Coordinate Cross-Linked Hydrogels in Macromolecules is now available online.


image9

10.12.16 Seth Cazzell, as a member of team HydroGlass, received third place in MADMEC 2016.

09.30.16 Professor Holten-Andersen will give an invited talk at UMass Amherst's Polymer Science and Engineering Department.

09.10.16 LBI welcomes visiting masters student Alvaro Charlet from EPFL!

09.01.16 Congratulations to Pangkuan Chen who has accepted a faculty position in the School of Chemistry at the Beijing Institute of Technology!

09.01.16 Professors Holten-Andersen and Joe Tracey from NCSU have received a NSF award for their collaborative research on understanding and controlling chemo-mechanical properties of metal coordinating polymer and inorganic nanoparticle composites.

08.08.16 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at the XVII ICR (International Congress on Rheology) in Kyoto, Japan. 

07.04.16 LBI welcomes Yu Zheng from Nankai University!


image10

06.01.16 LBI's MITei news feature now available online

Photo: Stuart Darsch

03.13.16 LBI will be presenting at APS Baltimore.

02.28.16 Sungjin Kim and Scott Grindy will present posters at MIT's 2016 Polymer Day Symposium.

02.05.16 Professor Holten-Andersen has been awarded a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.

12.15.15 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at Pacifichem 2015.

12.08.15 Qiaochu Li's paper Controlling Hydrogel Mechanics via Bio-Inspired Polymer–Nanoparticle Bond Dynamics in ACS Nano is now available online.

11.30.15 Congratulations to Scott Grindy for his MRS Graduate Silver Award!

11.30.15 Pangkuan Chen, Seth Cazzell, Rebecca Gallivan, Scott Grindy, Sungjin Kim, Erica Lai, Qiaochu Li and Abigail Regitsky will present their work at MRS 2015.

09.03.15 Pangkuan Chen, Scott Grindy, Qiaochu Li, Caroline Liu and Rebecca Gallivan in the news.

08.31.15 Scott Grindy's paper Control of hierarchical polymer mechanics with bioinspired metal-coordination dynamics in Nature Materials is now available online.

08.24.15 Pangkuan Chen's Journal of the American Chemical Society paper White Light Emitting Lanthanide Metallogels with Tunable Luminescence and Reversible Stimuli-Responsive Properties is now available online.

08.20.15 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work at ACS Boston.

image11

08.18.15 Congratulations to Rob Learsch for receiving a Distinguished Poster nomination at ACS Boston!

08.18.15  LBI members Seth Cazzell, Pangkuan Chen, Scott Grindy, Abigail Halim and Rob Learsch will present their findings at the ACS Boston Poster Session.

08.06.15 Professors Holten-Andersen, Alfredo Alexander-Katz and Krystyn Van Vliet have been awarded a research grant via MITei sponsored by ExxonMobil.

07.06.15 LBI welcomes summer student Eleanor Crossley from Oxford!

06.15.15 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work on 06.29.15 at ICMAT2015 & IUMRS-ICA2015 conference in Singapore.

06.15.15 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work on 06.22.15 at ICSHM 2015.

06.05.15 LBI would like to congratulate recent 2015 graduates Robert Learsch, Emmy Ryan, Inbar Yarmin and Jenny Zheng! We wish them the best as they head off to grad school and industry.

06.03.15 Congratulations to Seth Cazzell, Sungjin Kim, and Erica Lai for their advancement to candidacy!

05.14.15 Professor Holten-Andersen has been selected as a 2015 Young Investigator Award Recipient by the Office of Naval Research.

04.29.15 Professor Holten-Andersen, Professor Ali Miserez, and Professor Krystyn Van Vliet have been awarded a SMART seed fund award.

03.26.15 Post-Doc Pangkuan Chen's paper Multistimuli-responsive White Luminescent Fluids Using Hybrid Lanthanide Metal–Coordinate Complex Probes is out in Advanced Optical Materials.

image12

03.11.15 Congratulations to Scot Grindy on his honorable mention for his poster Mechanical Properties of Histidine-divalent Metal Transient Network Hydrogels at MIT's 2015 Polymer Day Symposium.

02.01.15 Grad student Abigail Halim will present Bio-inspired metal-coordination dynamics: A unique tool for engineering novel properties in soft matter systems at the APS poster session on 03.04.15.

02.01.15 LBI members Scott Grindy and Robert Learsch will present their research Mussel-inspired reversible metal-coordinate bonds as a pathway towards temporal control over the mechanical hierarchy of soft materials at APS.

02.01.15 On 03.02.15, Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work at the spring APS meeting.

01.22.15 Professor Holten-Andersen will give an invited talk at Duke University's MRSEC.

12.16.14 Professor Holten-Andersen and Professor Martin Lenz from CNRS and Université Paris-Sudhave been awarded a MISTI France grant.

11.24.14 On 12.02.14, Qiaochu Li will present his recent work entitled Mussel-Inspired Nanocomposite Hydrogel Engineered by Polymer-Particle Coordination Interfaces at the fall MRS meeting. More info here

11.24.14 Scott Grindy will present his recent work entitled De-Coupling Structure from Function: Controlling Hierarchal Polymer Dynamics with Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination at the fall MRS meeting on 12.01.15. More info here

10.27.14 Erica Lai has decided to join LBI. We welcome her to our group!

10.25.14 LBI is happy to announce Sungjin Kim as our newest lab member!

10.08.14 LBI welcomes Seth Cazzell as our new lab member!

07.08.14 and 07.10.14 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work at this year's World Congress of Biomechanics. More info here

06.30.14 LBI would like to welcome summer interns Sarah Hopkin from the University of Oxford (Trinity College) and Irina Mahmad Rasid from Imperial College London.

06.24.14 Congratulations to Scott Grindy who was awarded Best Poster at this year's Gordon Research Symposium!

06.18.14 Professor Holten-Andersen has been awarded the Charles E. Reed Faculty Initiative Fund.06.01.14 LBI welcomes intern Annabelle Drault from Superior Institute of Biosciences of Paris (ISBS) and UROP Robert Learsch.

05.19.14 Congratulations to Abigail Halim for her advancement to candidacy!

03.28.14 Professor Holten-Andersen and Professor Jeremiah Johnson have been awarded a MITEI Seed Fund Grant for their collaborative proposal entitled Hybrid metal-organic materials based on gelation and self-assembly: A new class of materials for sustainability. More info here


image13

02.14.14 Professor Holten-Andersen has been awarded the 2014 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. More info here

image14

02.02.14 Professor Holten-Andersen and grad students Qiaochu Li and Scott Grindy will present the newest work from LBI at this year's APS Meeting.  Click here for more info.

01.01.14 LBI welcomes Pangkuan Chen as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

11.13.13 Professor Holten-Andersen's Metal-coordination: using one of nature's tricks to control soft material mechanics is out in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

10.29.13  Congratulations to Abigail Halim who was awarded DMSE/MITEI BP Fellowship!

08.26.13 LBI happily welcomes Abigail Halim as our newest group member!

07.01.13  LBI would like to welcome MIT UROP's Carlos Caldera, Christopher Knapp, Stephanie Marzen and Emily Ryan. These four driven students will investigate alternative methods of bio-inspired metal-coordinate gel design.

06.01.13  Congratulations to LBI group members Qiaochu Li and Scott Grindy for their advancement to candidacy!

05.20.13 LBI opens its doors in our new lab space.

04.29.13  MPC spotlight article on Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen--read more

04.29.13  MPC spotlight article onScott Grindy and Qiaochu Li