Bioinspired Materials

Drawing inspiration from the exceptional performance of materials found in nature, we develop polymeric composites and complex multiscale materials with enhanced toughness, strength, and resilience. Our research provides foundational understanding of how processing and composition influence mechanics, and enables the design of materials for a broad range of applications including healthcare, packaging and robotics.

 Recent Publications

Thomas R. Cristiani, Emmanouela Filippidi, Rachel L. Behrens, Megan T. Valentine, and Claus D. Eisenbach. Macromolecules 53(10): 4099-4109 (2020).
Luke F. Gockowski, Neil D. Dolinski, Roberto Chavez, Noy Cohen, Fabian Eisenreich, Stefan Hecht, Robert M. McMeeking, Craig J. Hawker, and Megan T. Valentine. Materials Horizons 7: 1854-1860 (2020).
Justin H. Bernstein, Emmanouela Filippidi, J. Herbert Waite, Megan T. Valentine. Soft Matter 16:9339-9346 (2020).
Noy Cohen, J. Herbert Waite, Robert M. McMeeking, and Megan T. Valentine. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374 (1784) 20190202 (2019).
Emmanouela Filippidi, Thomas R. Cristiani, Claus D. Eisenbach, J. Herbert Waite, Jacob N. Israelachvili, B. Kollbe Ahn, and Megan T. Valentine. Science 358 (6362) 502-505 (2017).