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December 18nd, 2014

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung on her recent publication.

"Fibrin-Targeting, Peptide Amphiphile Micelles as Contrast Agents for Molecular MRI," E. J. Chung, F. Pineda, K. Nord, G Karczmar, S.-K. Lee, M. Tirrell, J. Cell Sci. Ther., 5, 181 (2014). [PDF]

October 22nd, 2014

Blue Micelle

New paper from the group published in J. Phys. Chem. B.

"Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Complex Coacervate Micelles and Hydrogels Formed from Ionic Diblock and Triblock Copolymers," D. V. Krogstad, S-H Choi, N. A. Lynd, D. J. Audus, S. L. Perry, J. D. Gopez, C. J. Hawker, E. J. Kramer, M. V. Tirrell, J. Phys. Chem. B (2014). [PDF]

October 20nd, 2014

Blue Micelle

Our paper in ACS Macro Lett. was highlighted on C&EN News website. Link

October 9th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis on his recent publication.

"Protein Encapsulation via Polypeptide Complex Coacervation," K. A. Black, D. Priftis, S. L. Perry, J. Yip, W. Y. Byun, M. Tirrell, ACS Macro Lett., 3, 1088-1091 (2014). [PDF]

September 10th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Lorraine Leon and Eun Ji Chung on their recent publication.

"Inhibition of atherosclerosis-promoting microRNAs via targeted polyelectrolyte complex micelles," C-H. Kuo, L. Leon, E. J. Chung, T. Sontag, R-T. Huang, C. Reardon, G. Getz, M. Tirrell, Y. Fang, J. Mater. Chem. B (2014). [PDF]

September 6th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung, Laurie Mlinar and Kathryn Nord on their recent publication.

"In Vivo Biodistribution and Clearance of Peptide Amphiphile Micelles," E. J. Chung, L. B. Mlinar, M. J. Sugimoto, K. Nord, B. B. Roman, M. Tirrell, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (2014). [PDF]

Auguest 22nd, 2014

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung, Laurie Mlinar, Kathryn Nord and Emily Wonder on their recent publication.

"Monocyte-Targeting Supramolecular Micellar Assemblies: A Molecular Diagnostic Tool for Atherosclerosis," E. J. Chung, L. B. Mlinar, K. Nord, M. J. Sugimoto, E. Wonder, F. J. Alenghat, Y. Fang, M. Tirrell, Adv. Healthcare Mater. (2014). [PDF]

July 14th, 2014

Blair Brettmann

Welcome to Blair Brettmann, who joins us as a postdoc from industry.

July 8th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Welcome to Emre Sevgen, a 1st year IME graduate student who joins us as a rotation student.

June 30th, 2014

Bret Ulery

Best wishes to Bret Ulery as he starts out his new career as a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri!

June 26th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Congratulations to Laurie Mlinar, Eun Ji Chung, and Emily Wonder on their recent publication.

"Active Targeting of Early and Mid-Stage Atherosclerotic Plaques using Self-Assembled Peptide Amphiphile Micelles," L. Mlinar, E.J. Chung, E. Wonder, M. Tirrell, Biomaterials, 35(30), 8678–8686 (2014). [PDF]

June 26th, 2014

Laurie Mlinar

Excellent job to Laurie Mlinar during her IME Departmental Seminar!

June 23th, 2014

2014 ACS Colloids

This week, Lorraine Leon and Sarah Perry presented their research at the 88th Annual ACS Colloid and Surface Meeting, held at the University of Pennsylvania.

June 23th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Welcome to John Colson, who joins us as a joint postdoc with the Nealey group from Prof. William Dichtel's lab at Cornell University.

June 23th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Welcome to Dawson Mills, who joins us as a Research Assistant for the summer, working with Handan Acar.

June 16th, 2014

Salt Effects

Congratulations to Sarah Perry, Dimitris Priftis, and Lorraine Leon on their recent publication.

"The Effect of Salt on the Complex Coacervation of Vinyl Polyelectrolytes," S.L. Perry, Y. Li, D. Priftis, L. Leon, M. Tirrell, Polymers, 6, 1756-1772 (2014). [PDF]

June 14th, 2014

IME Logo

Congratulations to Ryan Klein and Katie Nord on completing their undergraduate degrees!

June 9th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Welcome to Dhruv Mittal, who joins us as a Research Assistant for the summer, working with Samanvaya Srivastava.

May 30th, 2014

Ternary Diagram

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis, Sarah Perry, and Lorraine Leon on their recent publication, done in collaboration with the de Pablo group.

"Interfacial Tension of Polyelectrolyte Complex Coacervate Phases," J. Qin, D. Priftis, R. Farina, S.L. Perry, L. Leon, J. Whitmer, K. Hoffmann, M. Tirrell, J.J. de Pablo, ACS Macro Letters, 3, 565-568 (2014). [PDF]

May 16th, 2014

IME Logo

Congratulations to Dr. Paulina Rincon-Delgadillo from the Nealey Lab on defending her PhD today and becoming the first ever IME PhD graduate!

May 15th, 2014

Ternary Diagram

Our recent paper on "Ternary, Tunable Polyelectrolyte Complex Fluids Driven by Complex Coacervation" was highlighted on the Argonne Today newsletter!

May 12th, 2014

Handan Acar

Welcome to Handan Acar, who joins us as a postdoc from Prof. Nastaran Hashemi's, Lab at Iowa State University.

May 12th, 2014

Grace Counts

Welcome to Grace Counts, who joins us as an undergraduate researcher for the summer, working with Sarah Perry on a microfluidics-based cell sorting project.

May 7th, 2014

Katie (Megley) Black

Congratulations to Katie Black on presenting her final Bioengineering exit seminar. Congratulations to Dr. Black!

May 2nd, 2014

Ternary Diagram

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis, Khatcher Margossian, Sarah Perry, and Lorraine Leon on their recent publication, done in collaboration with the de Pablo group.

"Ternary, Tunable Polyelectrolyte Complex Fluids Driven by Complex Coacervation," D. Priftis, X. Xia, K.O. Margossian, S.L. Perry, L. Leon, J. Qin, J.J. de Pablo, and M. Tirrell, Macromolecules, 47(9), 3076-3085 (2014). [PDF]

May 1st, 2014

Samanvaya Srivastava

Welcome to Samanvaya Srivastava, who joins us as a postdoc from Prof. Lynden Archer's Lab at Cornell University.

April 30th, 2014

Laurie (Drews) Mlinar

Congratulations to Laurie Mlinar on presenting her Chemical Engineering Colloquium. One step closer to graduation!

April 25th, 2014

Dimitris Priftis

Congratulations to Dimitris Priftis on being invited to present his research on 'Molecular engineering strategies for tunable assemblies and hybrid materials' at a special seminar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NYU.

April 17th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) junior, Rajiv Patel-O'Connor, presented the research that he has been doing in collaboration with Eun Ji Chung on monocyte-targeting, gadolinium-incorporated micelles as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging of atherosclerosis at the 2014 IMSAloquium.

April 15th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Thanks to John Barrett for taking on the position of Tirrell Group Safety Officer!

April 16-19th, 2014

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung presented her research at the Society for Biomaterials meeting in Denver, CO.

April 8nd, 2014

Michael Lueckheide

Welcome to Michael Lueckheide and John Barrett, the newest members of the Tirrell Group.

April 2nd, 2014

Eun Ji Chung

April 1st, 2014

Parker School Outreach

Welcome to the students from Francis W. Parker High School who are evaluating various mechanical properties of collagen hydrogels for neural tissue engineering under the guidance of Eun Ji Chung.

March 22nd, 2014

EYH 2014

Eun Ji Chung, Kevin Hunt, Lorraine Leon, Laurie Mlinar, and Katie Nord participated in the Expanding Your Horizons STEM education workshop for middle school girls.

March 16-20th, 2014

Dimitris Priftis

Dimitris Priftis presented his research at the 2014 Spring ACS Meeting.

March, 2014

Eun Ji Chung

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung on her recent article, highlighting IME Director Sharon Feng as the Association for Women in Science Scientist of the Month.

"March 2014 Scientist of the Month: Sharon Feng," E.J. Chung, Association of Women in Science, (2014). [PDF]

March, 2014

Eun Ji Chung

Eun Ji Chung participated in the Purdue Prospective Future Faculty Workshop in West Lafayette, IN.

February 17th, 2014

Matt Kade

Congratulations to Matt Kade as he starts his new career as a Staff Scientist at Tricida.

February 7th, 2014

Blue Micelle

Welcome to Emilie Dory, the newest member of the Tirrell Group.

February 1st, 2014

Sean Mao

Sean Mao joins the lab as an Argonne Postdoctoral Appointee, coming from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry.

February, 2014

Matt Kade

Congratulations to Matt Kade on his latest publication:

"Phosphate-Containing PEG Polymers Prevent Lethal Sepsis From Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens," A. Zaborin, J.R. Defazio, M. Kade, B.L. Deatherage Kaiser, N. Belogortseva, D.G. Camp, R.D. Smith, J.N. Adkins, S.M. Kim, A. Alverdy, D. Goldfeld, M.A. Firestone, J. Collier, B. Jabri, M. Tirrell, O. Zaborina and J.C. Alverdy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58(2), 966-977 (2014). [PDF]

January, 2014

Matt Kade

Congratulations to Matt Kade on his latest publication:

"Free Radicals and Condensation Polymerizations," M. Kade, and M. Tirrell, Chapter 1 in Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications W.F. Reed, A.M. Alb eds., Wiley (2014). [PDF]

January, 2014

Eun Ji Chung

Congratulations to Eun Ji Chung on her latest publication:

"Fibrin-Binding, Peptide Amphiphile Micelles for Targeting Glioblastoma," E.J. Chung,* Y. Cheng,* R. Morshed, K. Nord, Y. Han, M. Wegscheid, B. Auffinger, D.A. Wainwright, M.S. Lesniak, M.V. Tirrell, Biomaterials, 35, 1249-1256 (2014). [PDF]