Research Overview

Our group's central objective is to address unmet needs in medicine and society through the development of particles, materials and devices that controllably interact with biology and the environment. Our work cuts across fundamental topics, like exploring the relationship between the structure and function of materials outside of equilibrium, through to the detection, intervention and prevention of disease. 

We take inspiration from nature, particularly from the ways in which matter and energy interact to organize basic building blocks (e.g., molecules, proteins and cells) into hierarchical structures that encode well-defined behaviors, giving rise to materials that controllably dissipate energy, perform complex tasks and ultimately support life. Our group has three main research concentrations.