LBI Group Members

2016 LBI Members

Group Leader

Niels Holten-Andersen

Doherty Professor in Ocean Utilization
Post-Doc The 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.S. KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, 2011
B.Sc. KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, 2009
Research Interests:
Bio-inspired materials for energy and healthcare applications

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.

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

Undergraduate Students
Rebecca Gallivan
Caroline Liu

Former LBI Members
Pangkuan Chen
Carlos Caldera
Will Dickson
Robert Learsch
Stephanie Marzen
Emily Ryan
Inbar Yamin
Jennie Zheng