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Kokkoli Research GroupDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS)

2012 Archives

November 2012

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Wenjie received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for her work entitled Lipid Micelle Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery. Congratulations.

Frankie joins our group. Welcome.

We also welcome Dr. Ajay Vidyasagar to our group. Ajay has expertise in thermal transitions and mechanical behavior of responsive and peptide based smart polymers.

Nicole Graduates

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Nicole successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis "Nanomaterial Solutions for the Protection of Insulin Producing Beta Cells". Congratulations Nicole! Good luck in your new job as R&D Engineer at Covidien.

August 2012

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grcphoto_2012_drugcarr.jpgEfie discussed our Peptide- and Aptamer- Targeted Nanodevices for Drug Delivery work at the "Emerging technologies, materials, carriers and mechanisms" session of the "Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology" Gordon Research Conference.

July 2012

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Tim and Kamlesh's paper Peptide Targeted Lipid Nanoparticles for Anticancer Drug Delivery was featured on the inside cover of the July 24th Advanced Materials special issue on "Materials for Drug Delivery: Innovative Solutions to Address Complex Biological Hurdles". We are grateful to Rachel for designing the cover artwork.

June 2012

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Carolyn has been selected to receive a fellowship on the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Biotechnology Training grant. Congratulations.
We welcome 3 undergraduate summer students, Brianna (ChEn Oregon State University), Katelyn (ChEn Iowa State University) and Pranay (BME Johns Hopkins University).

May 2012

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Burroughs_Community_School_May_2012.jpgIn collaboration with The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Efie visited different 4th grade classrooms at the Burroughs Community School, where she had the opportunity to talk to the students about nanotechnology and in particular our work in targeted drug delivery.
Garrett received one of the six 2011-2012 CEMS Outstanding TA Awards given. Congratulations.
Congratulations to Rachel for receiving the Dow Chemical Unit Operations Lab TA award for Fall 2011.

April 2012

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Zach has received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for his work on Targeted Drug Delivery Hybrid Complex. Congratulations.
Kyle will be attending graduate school in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Congratulations.
Our alumnus Michael Baranello, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Mike.
We welcome Christina, an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, into our group.

March 2012

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A poster with Efie's facetime profile highlighting our research is displayed in the Walter Library lobby. The poster was prepared by Meghan Lafferty.

Katerina will be attending graduate school in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. Congratulations.


January 2012

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Todd successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis "Targeted Delivery of Polymer Vesicles Functionalized with Fibronectin Mimetic Peptides to Cancer Cells". Congratulations Todd! Good luck in your new job as Senior Engineer at Dow Chemical.