News

11/13/17: Aaron presented his research at the 5th APTEC Annual Polymer Research Symposium, the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

11/13/17: Yiming presented his research at the 5th APTEC Annual Polymer Research Symposium, the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

11/06/17: Eugenia gave a keynote talk at SDPS 2017: Emerging Trends and Technologies in Convergence Solutions, Birmingham, AL

10/31/17: Brenna sucessfully passed her public PhD defense! Congratulations, Brenna!

10/24/17: Eugenia gave a guest lecture to the Graduate Biomedical Sciences Translational Cancer Research Class

10/14/17: The group participated in the 2017 UAB Chemistry Retreat in Talladega, AL

10/04/17: Veronika gave an oral presentation at the EMN Supramolecular Materials Meeting 2017 in Orlando, FL

10/03/17:  Eugenia gave an invited talk at the EMN Supramolecular Materials Meeting 2017 in Orlando, FL

09/28/17: Our paper "Temperature-responsive nanogel multilayers of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) for topical drug delivery" has been featured on the Front Cover of the Journal of Colloid Science and Interfaces!

09/19/17: Eugenia gave a talk at the UAB Postdoctoral Appreciation Week New Technologies Session

08/28/17: Eugenia was appointed as Director of the Chemistry Graduate Program. Congratulations!

08/28/17: Nick Mitchell joins the group as a PhD student. Welcome!

08/24/17: Bing gave an oral presentation at the ACS Meeting in Washington, DC

08/23/17: Eugenia gave a talk at the ACS meeting in Washington, DC

08/22/17: Miranda and Veronika presented their poster presentations at the ACS Meeting in Washington, DC

08/21/17: Our UAB MRI grant has been awarded by NSF. Congratualtions to all!

08/17/17:  Motahareh Mohammadiroudbari, a new PhD student, joins the group, welcome!

08/09/17: Our collaborative work with Dr. Halade (Dept of Cardiovascular Desease) has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. Congratulations!

08/08/17: Lien Tran, an undergraduate researcher, joins the group. Welcome!

08/07/17: Maria Espinosa joins the UAB Chemistry PhD program and our Group. Welcome!

08/03/17: Eugenia gave a talk at the Liquids Reflectometry and Large Scale Structures ORNL Workshop, Oak Ridge, TN

07/21/17 Nicolas won the First Place in the Physical Science Category the REU-2017 Oral/Poster Presentation Competition! Congratulations Nicolas, Aaron and Sithira!

07/21/17: Our paper "Temperature-responsive nanogel multilayers of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) for topical delivery" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Colloid & Interface Science! Congratulations!

07/12/17: Our paper "Polyphenolic polymersomes of temperature-sensitive poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-block-(poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) for anticancer therapy" has been accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules! Congratulations to Veronika, Fei, Bing, and Aaron!

07/01/17: Our research published in ACS Nano 2017 is featured in the National Science Foundation News!

06/29/17: Our Acta Biomaterialia paper is in the UAB News!

06/20/17: Aaron gave a talk at the LbL2017 conference in Seoul, Korea

06/19/17: Aaron gave a poster presentation at the LbL2017 conference in Seoul, Korea

06/05/17: Our paper "Highly efficient delivery of potent anticancer iminoquinone derivative by multilayer hydrogel cubes" has been accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia! Congratulations Bing and Veronika!

04/29/17: The Group congratulates Angeline Yu, M.S. and Fei Liu, Ph.D. with their achievements and celebrate their Commencement!

04/26/17: Eugenia gave a talk at the Department of Radiation Oncology, at the UAB

04/25/17: Our group welcomes Ms. Baili Lippold, a new undergraduate researcher

04/24/17: Our undergraduate researcher, Mr. Allen Mao was featured on the UAB News!

Congratulations to all our winners:

04/21/17: Bing received the Excellence in Graduate Research Award!

04/21/17: Aaron received the Outstanding Graduate Chemistry Student Award!

04/21/17: Brenna won the Innovations in Chemistry Instruction Award!

04/21/17: Sithira received the Outstanding General Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Award!

04/21/17: Will received the Outstanding General Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Award!

04/21/17: Nirzari received the Outstanding Organic Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Award!

04/20/17: Eugenia gave a seminar at the Chemistry Department at the Clemson University, Clemson, SC

04/06/17: Brenna gave a talk at the 253d ACS Meeting in SanFrancisco, CA

04/05/17: Nirzari gave an oral presentation at the 253d ACS Meeting in SanFrancisco, CA

04/02/17: Brenna gave a poster presentation at the 253d ACS Meeting in SanFrancisco, CA

03/30/17: Our research on theranostic drug delivery vehicles was featured in the UAB News!

03/10/17: Eugenia gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry at the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

03/06/17: Our paper "Theranostic Multilayer Capsules for Ultrasound Imaging and Guided Drug Delivery" has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano! Congrats to Jun, Sithira, Aaron, Veronika, Fei and Bing!

03/03/17: Sithira won the 3d place among all oral presentations at at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium at UAB! Congratulations!

03/03/17: Sithira gave a poster presentation and a talk at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium at UAB

03/03/17: Nirzari and Will presented their research posters at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium at UAB

03/03/17: Fei Liu defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Fei!

03/02/17: Our collaborative paper with Dr. Tse (Microbiology Dept) "Islet encapsulation with polyphenol coatings decreases proinflammatory chemokine synthesis and T cell trafficking" has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials!

02/27/17: Eugenia received two grants from US Army CERL

02/13/17: Bing has been awarded the Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research!  The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Reserach program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 15% of applicants receive the funding. Congratulations! 

01/23/17: Listen to Eugenia's interview on the ACS Polymer Science monthly podcast series (ACS Publications) on shape-adaptable polymeric particles for controlled delivery

12/24/16: Congratulations to Nirzari with passing her PhD qualifying exam!

12/21/16: Our review article "Shaped stimuli-responsive hydrogel particles: Syntheses, properties and biological responses" has been featured on the Front Cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B!

12/09/16: Congratulations to Brenna with successful defending her ORP!

12/08/16: Our research is highlighted in the UAB News!

12/08/16: Congratulations to Bing with passing her ORP requirement!

11/22/16: Our Perspective Article has been featured on the Front Cover of Macromolecules!

11/17/16: Our review article "Shaped stimuli-responsive hydrogel particles: Syntheses, properties and biological responses" has been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B (Materials for Biology and Medicine)! Congratulations, Bing and Veronika!

11/04/16: Eugenia gave a talk at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

11/03/16: Our Perspective article "Shape-Adaptable Polymeric Particles for Controlled Delivery" has been published in Macromolecules! Congratulations, Veronika and Bing!

10/27/16: Eugenia gave a seminar at the Center for Nanobiotechnology Research at the Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL

10/26/16: Congratulations to Miranda and Will with passing their qualifying exam.

10/14/16: The Group participated at the Department of Chemistry Annual Chemistry Retreat at the Hargis YMCA, Chelsea, AL. Students presented their research posters and talks

09/15/16: Eugenia vsisited the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA) and talked about the grad school oppoprtunities at the UAB Chemistry Department and her research

09/05/16: Our paper "Stratified temperature-responsive multilayer hydrogels of poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) and poly(N-vinylcaprolactam): Effect of hydrogel architecture on properties" has been accepted for publication in Macromolecules. Congratulations, Will, Veronika, and Aaron!

08/29/16: Our Group welcomes Yiming Yang, a new PhD student

08/27/16: Eugenia received the NSF Biomaterials Award! Congratulations!

08/24/16: Bing gave an oral presentation at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/24/16: Eugenia gave an oral presentation at the 2016 ACS Philadelphia National Meeting

08/23/16: Aaron gave a poster presentation at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/23/16: Miranda ia a winner of the PMSE Best Poster Award at the 2016 ACS Philadelphia National Meeting! Congratulations!

08/23/16: Miranda gave a poster presentation at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/23/16: Aaron gave a talk at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/23/16: Shahriar gave an oral presentation at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/22/16: Eugenia gave an invited talk at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/10/16: Eugenia and colleagues from University of Southern Mississippi have been awarded a NSF EPSCoR grant for water quality monitoring, Congratulations!

07/26/16: Nirzari successfully passed her literature seminar at the Chemistry Department

07/26/16: Our collaborative work with Prof.Vyazovkin's group has been accepted for publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congratulations, Rachel and Jun!

07/21/16: Jacob won the 2nd place in the 2016 UAB Summer EXPO in Physical and Applied Sciences for his REU poster presentation! Congratulations, Ssithira and Jacob!

06/24/16: Shahriar Habib received a UAB Graduate School Travel Award to present his research at the ACS conference in Philadelphia, PA in August 2016, Congrtaulations!

06/24/16: Dr. Kharlampieva, Dr. Tse (Department of Microbiology) and Dr. Korbutt (University of Alberta) have been awarded a research grant from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Congratulations!

05/31/16: Our Group welcomes Jacob Norman, a 2016-REU researcher for his research stay at UAB in Summer 2016!

05/05/16: Fei has been recognized with a 2016 Student Award from the American Institute of Chemists! Congratulations!

05/03/16: Eugenia gave a talk "Bioinspired Nano- and Microcapsules for Controlled Drug Delivery" at the Brown University, Providence, RI

04/30/16: Fei successfully gave his ORP presentation. Congratulations!

04/26/16: Aaron receives Innovations in Graduate Research Award! Congratulations!

04/26/16: Fei receives Outstanding Chemistry Graduate Student Award and Excellence in Graduate Research Award! Congratulations!

04/26/16: Aaron and Brenna receive Outstanding General Chemistry Graduate Teching Assistant Award! Congratulations!

04/23/16: Graham receives the Birmingham Racing Commission Scholarship! Congratulations!

04/15/16: Sophie won 2nd place in the UAB Undergraduate Research Expo in Physical and Applied Sciences Category for her poster presentation on alginate research. Congratulations!

04/14/16: Theron receives the NSF REU Summer Research Scholarship! Congratulations!

04/13/16: Graham receives the 2016 UAB President's Summer Research Scholarship! Congratulations!

04/02/16: Our Group welcomes Allen Mao, a new undergraduate researcher!

04/02/16: Our Group welcomes Sophie McVicar, a new undergraduate researcher!

04/01/16: Congratulations to Fei with the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student (Doctoral) in the Departmet of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences Award!

04/01/16: Congratulations to Nick with the 2016 UAB College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Undergraduate Award!

03/05/16: Our Group welcomes Adarsh Patel, a new undergraduate researcher!

03/02/16: Our Group welcomes Case Key, a new undergraduate researcher!

03/01/16: Shahriar gave a seminar at the Chemistry Department, UAB

02/23/16: Miranda gave a seminar at the Chemistry Department, UAB

02/16/16: Aaron gave a seminar at the Chemistry Department, UAB

02/12/16: Our research is featured in the UAB News!

02/10/16: Fei presented a poster at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference "Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions"

02/08/16: Eugenia gave an invited talk at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference "Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions"

01/06/16: Bing successfully passed her qualifying exam!

01/04/16: Prof. Kharlampieva receives the 2016 UAB Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship. Congratulations!

12/09/15: Our paper "Cubical Shape Enhances the Interaction of Layer-by-Layer Polymeric Particles with Breast Cancer Cell" was featured on the Front Cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4(17), 2015!

12/02/15: The image from our paper "Cubical Shape Enhances the Interaction of Layer-by-Layer Polymeric PArticles with Breast Cancer Cell" (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2015) won 2015 BioArt Competition held by FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)!

11/30/15: Eugenia gave a seminar at the Materials Science and Engineering Department in the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

11/12/15: Eugenia gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)

11/10/15: Our paper "Temperature-sensitive polymersomes for controlled delivery of anticancer drugs" has been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Congratulations to Fei, Veronika, Srikanth and Bing!

11/10/15: Our Group welcomes Angeline Yu, a new PhD student!

11/07/15: Bing gave a talk at the Biomedical Materials and Sensors Session at the 67th Southeastern and 71st Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Memphis, TN

11/07/15: Fei gave an oral presentation at the Biomedical Materials and Sensors Session at the 67th Southeastern and 71st Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Memphis, TN

11/05/15: Our paper "Controlling Internal Organization of Multilayer Poly(methacrylic acid) Hydrogels with Polymer Molecular Weight" has been accepted for publication in Macromolecules. Congratulations to Veronika and Sasha!

11/04/15: Eugenia gave an invited talk at the 67th Southeastern and 71st Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Memphis, TN

10/29/15: Eugenia gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry at Auburn University (Auburn AL)

10/16/15: Jun gave an oral presentation at the 3d NanoBio Summit in Birmingham, AL

10/15/15: Our Summer 2015 REU student Szu-Chun Chen won the First place in the undergraduate poster competition at the 3d NanoBio Summit in Birmingham, AL! Congratulations Szu and Fei!

10/15/15: Fei, Jun and Bing presented their work at the 3d NanoBio Summit in Birmingham, AL

10/14/15: The Kharlampieva Group welcomes Brenna Tucker, a PhD student

10/08/15: Our article "pH-Responsive Hydrogel Cubes for Release of Doxorubicin in Cancer Cells" has been selected as a Most Accessed Manuscript for the Emerging Investigators themed issue (2014) of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Congratulations!

09/01/15: Our collaborative review with Dr. Tse (Microbiology) and Dr. Hunter (Endocrinology) from the UAB Department of Medicine has been accepted for publication in Molecular Endocrinology. Congratulations to Veronika!

08/26/15: Our paper "Cubical Shape Enhances the Interaction of Layer-by-Layer Polymeric Particles with Breast Cancer Cells" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials. Congratualtions Veronika and Jun!

08/25/15: Eugenia gave an invited talk "Neutron Scattering for Probing Intelligent Soft Matter" at DOE BES: Biology and Soft Matter Breakout Review Session, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Neutron Sciences Directorate.

08/22/15: The Kharlampieva Group welcomes Graham Christopher Dupont, a new undergraduate researcher

08/21/15: The Group participated in the UAB Chemistry Department Retreat held at the Riverchase Country Club in Birmingham, AL

08/18/15: Veronika gave a poster presentation at the 250th ACS meeting in Boston, MA

08/18/15: Eugenia gave a talk on pH-responsive hydrogel cubes for cancer therapy at the 250th ACS meeting in Boston, MA

08/17/15: Eugenia presented a talk on hydrogen-bonded polymer coatings as mediators of T cell immunity at the 250th ACS meeting in Boston, MA

08/04/15: Sasha has successfully passed her Ph.D. defense. Congratulations!

08/04/15: Our paper "Nanostructured highly-swollen hydrogels: Complexation with amino acids through copper (II) ions" has been accepted for publication in Polymer. Congratulations, Sasha and Veronika!

07/29/15: Eugenia is promoted to Associate Professor and receives tenure! Sincere thanks go to all her colleagues, collaborators and group members who have made this possible. Congratulations!

07/24/15: Szu-Chun Chen won the 3d place in UAB Research for Undergarduates EXPO competions for STEM (Life and Physical Sciences Session)! Congratulations Szu and Fei!

07/07/15: Our Group welcomes Nirzari Gupta, a new Ph.D. student!

06/03/15: Eugenia gave four science workshops at the Wiregrass Math, Science and Leadership Academy for Elementary School teachers held at Troy University on June 1-5, 2015 in Dothan, AL.

06/01/15: Our paper "Intracellular Degradable Hydrogel Cubes and Spheres for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery" has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congratulations, Bing, Veronika, Fei, and Jun!

05/28/15: Our paper "Tuning Assembly and Enzymatic Degradation of Silk/Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) Multilayers via Molecular weight and Hydrophobicity" has been accepted for publication in Soft Matter. Congratulations, Alejandra, Jun, Sasha, Veronika!

05/22/15: The Group welcomes Szu-Chun Chen, a Summer 2015 REU student, Welcome, Szu!

05/22/15: The Group welcomes Christopher Bovell, an undergraduate student. Welcome, Chris!

05/20/15: Aashlesha has been accepted to the undergraduate program at the Biomedical Engineering Department at UAB. Congratulations!

05/19/15: The Kharlampieva Group welcomes Theron Anderson, an undergraduate student. Welcome, Theron!

05/19/15: Eugenia was selected as the President of UAB chapter of Sigma Xi ! Congratulations!

04/16/15: Jun won the Outstanding Introductory Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student in the Department of Chemistry Award! Congratulations, Jun!

04/16/15: Aaron received the 2014-2015 Outstanding General Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Award! Congratulations, Aaron!

04/10/15: Fei gave an oral presentation at the 2015 H. Kenneth Dillon - Brian J. Carnahan Research Symposium of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety

04/02/15: Eugenia and Hubert Tse (Department of Microbiology) have been awarded a research grant from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Congratulations!

03/31/15: Jun received the Graduate Student Dean's Award for outstanding academic accomplishments! Congratulations, Jun!

03/17/15: Eugenia gave a talk "Polymers in our life: from Plastics to Artificial Organs and Nanomaterials" at the Birmingham Science Cafe at McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL

02/27/15: Eugenia gave an invited lecture "Polymer Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Cell Transplantation" at Haddin Arts and Sciences Forum at UAB

02/20/15: Eugenia gave a seminar "Polymer nanomaterials for biomedical applications" at the Department of Chemistry, at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

02/17/15: Our paper "Thermoresponsive micelles from double LCST-poly(3-methyl-N-vinylcaprolactam) block copolymers for cancer therapy" has been accepted for publication in ACS Macro Letters. Congratulations, Fei and Veronika!

02/12/15: Jun received the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award for her MRS 2014 presentation in Boston! Congratulations!

02/11/15: Our work "Hydrogen-bonded multilayers of tannic acid as mediators of T cell immunity" will be featured on Frontispiece of Advanced Healthcare Materials issue!

02/08/15: Eugenia gave an invited talk "Shape responses of ultrathin hydrogel microcapsules" at SPIE 2015 BiOS (Nano/Biophotonics) Conference in San-Francisco, CA

02/03/15: Eugenia was selected as a Faculty member at the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences program  at the UAB School of Medicine (Biochemistry and Sructural Biology theme). Congratulations!

02/02/15: Our Group welcomes Danielle Pretorius, a new PhD student. Welcome, Danielle!

02/02/15: Eugenia gave a seminar "Nanoengineered polymer materials for drug delivery and cell transplantation" at the Sigma Xi Luncheon Meeting at UAB

01/06/15: Eugenia gave a talk "Bio-inspired polymeric nanomaterials for cell encapsulation and drug delivery" at the Microbiology Department, UAB

12/01/14: Jun gave an oral presentation at the 2014 Fall MRS meeting in Boston, MA

12/01/14: Sasha and Bing presented their posters at the 2014 Fall MRS meeting in Boston, MA

11/18/14: Our paper "Hydrogen-bonded multilayers of tannic acid as mediators of T cell immunity" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials. Congratulations Veronika and Bing!

11/5/14: Our paper "Encapsulation of anticancer drug by hydrogen-bonded multilayers of tannic acid`" has been featured on the Back Cover of Soft Matter 10, 2014! Congratulations, Fei, Sasha, Veronika!

10/23/14: Eugenia gave an invited talk at the 2nd NanoBio Summit-2014 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL

10/23/14: Sasha presented a poster at the 2nd NanoBio Summit-2014 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL

10/13/14: Jun successfully passed her ORP requirement. Congratulations!

09/27/14: Eugenia gave a talk at a Summer Math and Science Camp at Troy University in Dothan, AL

09/23/14: Our paper "Encapsulation of anticancer drug by hydrogen-bonded multilayers of tannic acid`" has been accepted for publication in Soft Matter. Congratulations, Fei, Veronika, and Sasha!

09/04/14: Eugenia gave a talk "Polymeric Nanomaterials for Controlled Delivery" at UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center

09/01/14: Our Group welcomes Miranda Trentle, a new Ph.D. student!

08/15/14: Fei successfully passed his qualifying exam. Congratulations!

08/08/14: Our paper "Temperature responsive properties of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) multilayer hydrogels in the presence of Hofmeister anions" has been accepted for publication in Materials Research Express. Congratulations, Sasha, Veronika, Xing!

08/01/14: Simone was featured in the Student Spotlight for the School of Health Professions

07/31/14: Sasha was awarded a Research Fellowship from Department of Chemistry! Congratulations!

07/31/14: Sasha successfully completed  her ORP requirement. Congratulations!

07/29/14: Our Group welcomes Srikanth Reddy Medipelli, a new Ph.D. student!

07/24/14: Thaige won a 2nd Place  at the Summer 2014 UAB Expo in the category of Physical Science and Engineering! Congratulations to Thaige, Jun, Will, Alejandra and Veronika!

07/07/14: Eugenia gave an invited talk at the 1st International Conference on Cell Encapsulation at KAIST in Daejeon, Korea

07/01/14: Xing successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations!

06/24/14: Fei, Will, Alejandra, and Veronika made poster presentations at Layer-by-Layer Assemblies: Science and Technology Conference in Hoboken, NJ

06/24/14: Eugenia gave an invited talk at Layer-by-Layer Assemblies: Science and Technology Conference in Hoboken, NJ

06/23/14: Veronika gave an oral presentation at Layer-by-Layer Assemblies: Science and Technology Conference in Hoboken, NJ

06/17/14: Our Group welcomes Simone Ridgeway, a UAB Biotechnology Program Research Fellow for Summer 2014

06/16/14: Eugenia gave an invited talk at Neutrons in Structural Biology 2014 Symposium at Oak Ridge National Lab, TN

06/14/14: Our paper "Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Thermosensitive Double-hydrophilic Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-b-poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) Diblock Copolymers" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Plymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Congratulations, Xing, Veronika, Chris, and Yun!

06/10/14: Congratulations to Mark on his internship at Soluble Therapeutics (Birmingham, AL)

06/10/14: Our Group welcomes Shahriar Habib, a new PhD student, and Thaige Gompa, REU-2014 student

06/06/14: Eugenia and Veronika gave invited talks at Ultra-Small-Angle Scattering (USAS) 2014 Workshop at Oak Ridge National Lab, TN

05/21/14: Our paper "Internalization of Red Blood Cell-mimicking Hydrogel Capsules with pH-triggered Shape Responses" has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Congratulations!

05/08/14: Sasha and Fei presented posters at the 2nd Workshop on Thermal Analysis and Reology of Polymeric Materials held at UAB

04/17/14: Xing received  the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Congratulations!

04/14/14: Eugenia gave a talk "Shape-specific stimuli-responsive polymer particles: Effect of shape on cellular uptake"at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah

04/10/14: Our research on pH-responsive hydrogel cubes is featured on the Back Cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B!

04/10/14: Our research is featured in the news in UAB Reporter!

03/19/14: Eugenia gave a talk on regulating architecture of nanothin hydrogels at the 247th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

03/18/14: Eugenia gave a talk on shape-specific stimuli-responsive hydrogel microcapsulesat the 247th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

03/18/14: Veronika, Will, and Xing presented posters at the 247th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

03/16/14: Sasha presented a poster at the 247th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

03/16/14: Jun presented a poster at the 247th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

03/16/14: Veronika presented a poster at the 257th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

03/16/14: Xing presented a poster at the 247th ACS meeting in Dallas, TX

02/18/14: Eugenia gave a talk at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UAB

02/18/14: Our review on Cytocompatibility of Functional Coatings Engineered at Cell Surfaces has been accepted for publication in the book entitled "Cell Surface Engineering: Fabrication of Nanocarrier Cells" (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK).

02/09/14: Our paper "pH-Responsive Hydrogel Cubes via Sequential Polymer Assembly:  Synthesis and Release of Doxorubicin in Cancer Cells" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Congratulations to Veronika, Jun, and Xing!

01/27/14: Fei presented a poster at the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference in Mobile, AL

01/20/14: Xing received Graduate Research Fellowship from Chemistry Department, Congratulations!

12/24/13: Eugenia received NSF CAREER Award! Congratulations!

12/23/13: Sasha passed her qualifying exam. Congratulations!

12/03/13: Veronika gave a talk at the session of Functional Polymer Gels at the MRS Fall 2013 meeting in Boston

12/02/13: Eugenia gave a talk at the session of Engineered Materials to Undersatnd and Control Cell Response to Biophysical and Biochemical Signals at the MRS Fall 2013 meeting in Boston

12/02/13: Veronika presented a poster at the symposium of Multiscale Materials in the Study and Treatment of Cancer at the MRS Fall 2013 meeting in Boston

12/02/13: Eugenia gave a talk at the session of Responsive Gels and Nanoparticles at the MRS Fall 2013 meeting in Boston

11/04/13: Sasha and Veronika completed experiments on neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, TN)

10/25/13: Eugenia gave a talk at the Department of Chemistry at the Tennessee Technological University

09/27/13: Eugenia gave a talk at Chemistry Department at the Mississippi State University

09/23/13: Our paper "Biocompatible shaped particles from dried multilayer polymer capsules" has been accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules. Congratulations to Jun and Veronika!

09/17/13: Eugenia gave a talk at the Materials Science and Engineering Dept, UAB

09/11/13: Eugenia received UAB CAS Interdisciplinary team grant. Congratulations!

09/11/13: Eugenia presented a talk at the session of Surface and interface sciences in biological and farmaceutical fields at the ACS meeting in Indianapolis

09/09/13 Eugenia gave a talk at Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (at the session of Functional self-assembling molecular systems) at the ACS meeting in Indianapolis

09/06/13: Jun passed her qualifying exam. Congratulations!

09/04/13: Group welcomes Dr. Alejandra Espinosa

08/08/13: Our paper "Highly swellable ultrathin poly(4-vinylpyridine) multilayer hydrogels with pH-triggered surface wettability" has been accepted for buplication in Soft Matter. Congratulations to Yun and Veronika!

07/03/13: Fei won a research training grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Congratulations!

07/01/13: Yun passed her PhD Defense. Congratulations!

06/22/13: Eugenia received an NSF grant. Congratulations!

06/11/13: Group welcomes Kelcie Brown, a new undergraduate researcher!

06/01/13: Group welcomes Claudia Martinez-Lopez, REU-2013 student!

04/29/13: Yun received an Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Congratulations!

04/26/13: Stephanie won 2d place in a poster competition at 2013 UAB EXPO! Congratulations!

04/04/13: Xing gave a talk on his research at the MRS 2013 Spring meeting in San-Francisco, CA

04/03/13: Yun, Xing, and Veronika presented their research at poster sessions at the MRS 2013 Spring meeting in San-Francisco, CA

04/02/13: Veronika and Eugenia gave oral presentations at the MRS 2013 Spring meeting in San-Francisco, CA

03/18/13 - 03/21/13: Sasha, Veronika, and Eugenia performed neutron reflectivity experiments at ORNL in Oak Ridge, TN

03/14/13: Sasha gave a literature seminar at Chemistry Department

03/08/13: Eugenia gave an invited talk at the IBE-2013 conference in Raleigh, NC

02/28/13: Sasha and Fei presented their work at UAB 2013 Graduate Student Research Days

02/27/13: Xing, Jun, and Yun presented their research at UAB 2013 Graduate Student Research Days

02/23/13: Jennifer, Will, and Allison presented their research at the 33nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on Feb, 23, 2013!

02/19/13: Our paper "Tailoring architecture of nanothin hydrogels: Effect of layering on pH-triggered swelling" has been accepted to ACS Macro Letters! Congratulations to Veronika, Sasha, and Yun!

02/15/13: Will has been accepted to Chemistry Ph.D program. Congratulations, Will!

01/15/13: Group welcomes Bing Xue, a new PhD student!

11/15/12: Eugenia and Veronika gave research talks at the SERMACS-2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina

11/15/12: Sasha and Veronika presented their research posters  at the SERMACS-2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina

10/18/12: Sasha, Jun, and Fei presented their research posters at the  meeting of the Alabama section of the ACS in the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL

09/11/12: Our paper "Thermosensitive multilayer hydrogels of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) as nanothin films and shaped capsules" has been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials! Congratulations, Xing, Veronika, Yi, and Sasha!

09/01/12: Eugenia has been appointed as Associate Scientist in the Experimental Therapeutics Program in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

08/21/12: Eugenia gave an oral presentation on hydrogen-bonded multilayer films and shaped capsules of silk fibroin at the 244d American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/20/12: Jun presented our work at Colloid and Surface Chemistry poster session at the 244d American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/20/12: Veronika gave a poster presentation at the 244d American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia, PA

08/20/12: Chrysanty presented two posters at the 244d American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia, PA

07/26/12: Zac received "Honorable Mention" in Physical Science and Engineering Poster Session at the UAB 2012 Summer Research Expo! Congratulations to Zac and Xing!

07/25/12: Our paper "pH-Triggered shape response of cubical ultrathin hydrogel capsules" has been accepted for publication in Soft Matter! Congratulations, Veronika, Yun, Will, Jun, and Yi!

06/27/12: Congratulations to Jun and Yi with their successful completion of the literature seminar requirement!

05/01/12: Veronika gave a poster presentation "Islet encapsulation strategies to protect from immune injury during transplantation" at the 3d Annual UAB Diabetes Research Day, Birmingham.

04/24/12: Our work on photocatalytic nanocomposite microsponges has been featured in the UAB News!

04/23/12: Our undergraduate researchers, Jennifer and Stephanie, presented their work at the 5th Annual UAB Expo: an Exposition of Undergraduate Scholarship on April, 20!

04/09/12: Sasha and Will successfully completed neutron scattering experiments at Oak Ridge National Lab, (Oak Ridge, TN)

04/05/12: Our paper "Ultrathin polymeric coatings based on hydrogen-bonded polyphenol for protection of pancreatic islet cells" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials! Congratulations!

03/13/12: Eugenia gave a presentation at CAS Interdisciplinary Innovation Forum 'Innovations in Drug Delivery' (UAB)

03/12/12: Eugenia gave a seminar "Nano-engineered coatings and capsules  of bio-mimetic polymers for delivery" at the Southern Research Institute, Drug Discovery Division, Birmingham, AL

02/29/12: Eugenia gave a talk “Encapsulating tissue to protect from immune injury” at the UAB Symposium in Transplant Immunology 'New Insights into Allograft Injury:  The Role of Innate Immunity in Solid Organ Transplantation'.

02/25/12: Stephanie has received an Outstanding Research Presentation Award at the 32nd Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, TN! Congratulations!

02/24/12: Our work "Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers of Silk Fibroin: From Coatings to Cell-Mimicking Shaped Microcontainers" has been just published and is now available on the ACS Macro Letters website. Congratulations!

02/24/12: Our undergraduate students, Shawn, Jennifer, Will, and Stefanie will be presenting their research at the 32nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on Feb, 25. Good Luck!

02/8-02/9/12: Xing presented a poster on photocatalitically active PLA particles at the Gordon Reserach conference on Colloidal, Macromolecular and Polyelectrolyte Solutions in Ventura, CA

02/6-02/7/12: Eugenia presented our work on non-ionic assemblies of biological molecules at the Gordon Reserach conference in Ventura, CA

01/26/12: Eugenia presented our work on nanostructured biohybrid coatings and capsules at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

12/22/11: The Group welcomes Fei Liu, a PhD student (China Pharmaceutical University)

12/20/11: Congratulations to Xing with his successful completion of the literature seminar requirement!

11/27/11: Sasha, Yun, and Veronika successfully completed neutron experiments at Oak Ridge National Lab

11/14/11: Eugenia presented our work on protein-containing polyelectrolyte matrices at ORNL Neutron Scattering Users Meeting (ONSUM 2011)

11/10/11: Our new Attension Theta Lite optical tensiometer has been installed

11/01/11: Dr. Chrysanty Tedjo Welcome to the Group!

10/19/11: Eugenia presented our work at the 6th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nano-Structured Materials at "Nano-Polymers" session in Krakow, Poland!

10/19/11: Congratulations to Will, Jun, and Veronika - our work on shape switchable hollow microcontainers has been presented at the 6th NANOSMAT in Krakow, Poland!

09/06/11: Eugenia gave a keynote talk at International Conference on Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Pharma-2011 in Baltimore, MD

09/01/11: Stephanie Arana, a new undergraduate student, welcome to the group!

09/01/11: Allison Goins, a new undergraduate student, welcome to the group!

09/01/11: Yun Wang, a new Ph.D. student, welcome to the group!

08/29/11: Eugenia gave a talk at the Symposium on Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Multilayers at the 242d American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, Colorado

08/29/11: Veronika gave an oral presentation at the Symposium on Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Multilayers at the 242d American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, Colorado