Exploiting biology in functional materials


The intellectual focus of this RIMSE Summer School is to engineer living systems to generate new polymeric materials. These composite materials can be responsive to diverse stimuli and are capable of generating complex, genetically encoded material outputs. Such materials can enable biosynthetic electronics, chemical threat decontamination, synthesis and/or delivery of therapeutics, and soft robotics, among other applications. Led by Professor Jonathan Pokorski, the course offers an introduction to skills relevant to synthesis and fabrication of engineered living materials. Trainees will learn techniques to create materials at the living/non-living interface, including polymer chemistry, additive manufacture, and soft matter characterization.

2022 Application Deadlines are closed. Please check back for 2023 program information.

For questions, please contact mrsec@ucsd.edu
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2022 Participants

Adam de la Houssaye

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Daniel Esterkin

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Andrew Finebaum

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Sanjana Kumar

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Allison McKenzie

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Paola Mendez

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Azeh Ndifor

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Thuy Khahn Nguyen

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Laurel Wagner

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Leon Zhang

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