LBI Group Members


2016 LBI Members

Group Leader

Niels Holten-Andersen

Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization, DMSE, MIT, 2014-Current
John Chipman Assistant Professor, DMSE, MIT, 2012-2014
Associate Professor, Program in Polymers and Soft Matter, MIT, 2012-Current
Post-Doc University of Chicago, 2008-2012
Ph.D. Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2008
M.Sc. Cell Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2001
B.Sc.Hon. Molecular Biology, University of Canterbury, 2000
B.Sc. Biology, University of Copenhagen, 1998
Research Interests:
Design principles of biological materials; Soft condensed matter; Physical-chemistry of dynamic interfaces
Office:  13-5018
Graduate Students
Qiaochu Li

B.Sc. Peking University, 2012
Research Interests:
Synthesis and design of Dopa-polymers; Interface chemistry between Dopa-polymers and solid surfaces
Office: 13-4006






Scott Grindy
B.Sc. Northwestern University, 2012
Research Interests: 
Elementary physics and electronic structure of coordination complexes, rheology, molecular dynamics simulations
Office:  13-4006






Abigail Regitsky 
B.Sc. Georgia Tech, 2013
Research Interests:
Rheological characterization of bio-inspired mineralization in gels, designing high-performing sustainable lubricants, bio-inspired sustainable materials design 
Office:  13-4006






Sungjin Kim
M.Sc. KAIST, 2011
B.Sc. KAIST, 2009
Research Interests:
Bio-inspired materials stiffening process, organic-inorganic hybrid networks
Office: 13-5126




Seth Cazzell
B.Sc. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Research Interests:
The role of hydroxide and metal concentration on the mechanical properties of metal coordinated hydrogel
Office: 13-4006




Erica Lai
B.Sc. MIT, 2014
Research Interests:
Interfacial mechanical properties of bio-inspired metal-coordinate coatings
Office: 13-5126





Irina Mahmad Rasid
M.Eng., Imperial College London, 2015









Visiting Scholars

Michael Kessler, EPFL

Undergraduate Students
Rebecca Gallivan, Class of 2017
Caroline Liu, Class of 2018
Matthew Dodaro, Class of 2020

Former LBI Members
Carlos Caldera
Alvaro Charlet
Pangkuan Chen
Eleanor Crossley
Will Dickson

Sarah Hopkin
Robert Learsch
Stephanie Marzen
Emily Ryan
Inbar Yamin
Jennie Zheng
Yu Zheng