Holten-Andersen Group Members, 2018
02.22.21 Prof. Holten-Andersen will present Learning New Tricks from an Old Teacher: Soft Matter Engineering Inspired by Mussel Adhesive Design Principles at Lehigh University (via Zoom) on 03.02.21.
01.20.21 Seth Cazzell et al's paper Demonstration of environmentally stable, broadband energy dissipation via multiple metal cross-linked glycerol gels was accepted in Advanced Functional Materials.
12.15.20 Eesha Khare et al's paper Transition-metal coordinate bonds for bioinspired macromolecules with tunable mechanical properties was accepted in Nature Reviews Materials.
12.08.20 Jake Song et al's paper Programmable Anisotropy and Percolation in Supramolecular Patchy Particle Gels is now available online at ACS Nano.
11.25.20 Sungjin Kim et al's paper In situ mechanical reinforcement of polymer hydrogels via metal-coordinated crosslink mineralization was accepted in Nature Communications.
10.20.20 Irina Mahmad Rasid will present her doctoral thesis work "Dynamics of Associative Polymer Networks" on 10.29.20 at 1 pm on Zoom.
05.29.20 Congratulations to 2020 graduates Seth Cazzell, Sungjin Kim, Erica Lai, and Omar Laris!!
05.12.20 Omar Laris will present his senior thesis work "Mechanical Properties of Gels Formed by Nickel and Cobalt Complexation with Histamine-Grafted Polyisoprene and Polystyrene in Non-Aqueous Solvents" via Zoom at 10:15 am.
04.29.20 Sungjin Kim will present his doctoral thesis work "Utilizing Bioinspired Metal-Coordinate Bonding in the Solidification of Soft gels via Crosslinking, Dehydration and Mineralization" on 05.06.20 from 2-3 pm via Zoom.
04.27.20 Seth Cazzell will present his doctoral thesis work "Engineering gelation in metal ion cross-linked hydrogels" on 05.01.20 from 1-2 pm via Zoom.
02.25.20 Professor Holten-Andersen has been awarded the Adhesion Society's 2019 Distinguished Paper Award.
02.18.20 Seth Cazzell, Jake Song, Irina Mahmad Rasid and Professor Holten-Andersen will present at the 2020 APS March Meeting, 03/02-03/06/20. Link to each of the talks' info here.
02.18.20 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at the Adhesion Society's 43rd Annual Meeting 02/23-02/26/20. Link to Adhesion Society Program here.
02.01.20 DMSE Senior, Omar Laris, joins the group!
01.23.20 Seth Cazzell and his work is featured in the Tech. Link to article can be found here.
01.08.20 Erica Lai will present her doctoral thesis work "Deciphering how the viscoelastic properties of mussel-inspired metal-coordinate hydrogels dictate their adhesive and interfacial mechanics" on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:00 am at MIT Chipman Room (6-104).
12.23.19 Seth Cazzell and his research on widening metal tolerance for hydrogels is featured in MIT News. Link to story here.
10.28.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present his work "Engineering hydrogel viscoelastic mechanics via bio-inspired supramolecular metal-coordinate dynamics" at the University of Kentucky's Chemical & Materials Engineering Department on 11.06.19.
10.07.19 Seth Cazzell and Professor Hotlen-Andersen's PNAS paper Expanding the stoichiometric window for metal cross-linked gel assembly using competition is now available online.
10.01.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at this year's Bio-inspired Materials, From Understanding to Processing to Replication Conference, on 10.21.19.
09.12.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at this year's International Conference on Adhesion in Aqueous Media, AAM2019.
7.22.19 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 The Holten-Andersen Group 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!
04.22.19 Professor Holten-Andersen will present at MRS 2019.
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
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!
06.16.17 Congratulations to Abigail Regitsky who has been named a Martin Family Fellow for Sustainability!
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
02.14.14 Professor Holten-Andersen has been awarded the 2014 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. More info here
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
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