NESAC/BIO graduate student Sirnegeda Techane has been awarded a 2006-2007 Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship for her research on surface functionalization and characterization of gold nanoparticules.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Patrick Stayton received the 2006 Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society for Biomaterials for his contributions to understanding the interactions of materials with tissue.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Chi-Ying Lee has won two student prizes for her research using XPS, NEXAFS and SPR to characterize the structure and hybridization properties of DNA monolayers. She won the best student poster prize at the 2005 Biointerface conference and the best Applied Surface Science student presentation at the 2005 AVS conference.
NESAC/BIO Graduate Student Newton Samuel received a 2005 Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum Society for his research characterizing the structure of adsorbed peptides.
The paper "Surface Characterization of the Extracellular Matrix Remaining after Cell Detachment from a Thermoresponsive Polymer," H.E. Canavan, X. Cheng, D.J. Graham, B.D. Ratner and D.G. Castner, Langmuir, 21, 1949-1955, 2005. Please see http://pubs.acs.org/journals/langd5/index.html for further details.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Allan Hoffman has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work on the medical uses of polymeric materials.