Research Expertise and Interest
biomaterials, adhesion, polymers, self-assembly, biomimetics, biomedical devices
Philiip Messersmith is the Class of 1941 World War II Memorial Chair and a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His laboratory is interested in understanding structure-property relationships in biological materials and in using this information to design biologically inspired materials for use in healthcare. Fundamental studies include single molecule and bulk biophysical studies of biointerfacial and bulk mechanochemical phenomena in biological materials, whereas our applied studies the design and synthesis of novel biomaterials for tissue repair and regeneration.