Silk-inspired Nanocomposites

Thrust Area 1:  Silk-inspired Nanocomposites: Spider/Caddisfly Silk Mimics

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Overarching Goal

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

 

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