Research Highlights

Studying liposome-based drug-delivery systems

The Haber and Schneider research groups examined acetaminophen-induced changes in the adsorption and transport properties of malachite green isothiocyanate dye to the surface of unilamellar 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) liposomes in an aqueous colloidal suspension using time-resolved second harmonic generation (SHG) spectroscopy. Studying molecular interactions at the colloidal liposome interface using SHG spectroscopy provides a detailed foundation for developing potential liposome-based drug-delivery systems

The Haber and Schneider research groups examined acetaminophen-induced changes in the adsorption and transport properties of malachite green isothiocyanate dye to the surface of unilamellar 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) liposomes in an aqueous colloidal suspension using time-resolved second harmonic generation (SHG) spectroscopy. 

Dikkumbura et al.

Aromatic-Carbohydrate Interface in Plant Biomass 

Aromatic carbohydrate interface in plant biomass

The Wang research team examined the nanoscale assembly of various polysaccharides and aromatic polymers (lignin) in grasses and woody plants. The results unveiled the physical principles underlying the carbohydrate-aromatic interface, providing the structural basis for developing better crops and bioconversion technology for energy and materials.

KIRUI ET AL.

Force Volume Mapping

force volume mapping

A team of 8 graduate students earned an A+ for an assignment  in CHEM7750 by writing a publication quality review article. The published mini-review article was featured on the cover of ACS Omega in October 2021. The invited, open-access publication highlights the versatility for measurements which apply the scanning probe microscopy mode of force volume mapping (FVM) for characterizing chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties at the nanoscale.

OLUBOWALE ET AL.

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