Thrust Area 1: Silk-inspired Nanocomposites: Spider/Caddisfly Silk Mimics
Develop the next generation of bioinspired elastomers where reversible sacrificial bonds and functional components are incorporated into the soft phase of materials as a tailored interfacial regime for energy absorption and responsiveness.
Lead PIs: LaShanda Korley, Nico Bruns, Ullrich Steiner
Faculty Collaborators: Stuart Rowan, Jon Pokorski, Chris Weder, Mike Hore
Graduate Students: Daseul Jang, Sara Tatiana Roldan Velasquez, Alexandre Redondo, Jessica Thomas