The overarching theme of our research program is Biomimetic Macromolecules, which is positioned at the interface of polymer chemistry, materials science and microbiology. Our approach involves applying the design principles found in nature to address outstanding challenges in materials science, blending the synthetic capabilities of a polymer chemist with the toolbox of a materials engineer. Specific projects will include the development of biosensors, anti-biofouling coatings, and antimicrobial polymers and nano-materials.
Self-Immolative Antibacterial Polymers
- Ergene and Palermo, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2018, Advance Article, doi:10.1039/C8TB01632A
- Ergene, Yasuhara, and Palermo, Polymer Chemistry 2018 9, 2407-2427
- Ergene and Palermo, Biomacromolecules 2018 18, 3400–3409
Template-Directed and Precision Polymer Synthesis
- Zhou and Palermo, Macromolecules 2018 51 (15), 6127–6137
Funding (Past and Current). We are grateful to these agencies for financial support of our work!