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NH BioMade Research findings and announcements

November 2022

We are excited to launch our speaker series this fall and learning more about innovative approaches to chronic kidney disease. Join us! Read more

OCTOBER 2022

UPCOMING SEMINAR
Our BIO-SENS team is hosting a workshop Wednesday, October 26 entitled "Tips for Neurodiverse Mentoring and Education". Geared towards faculty members in STEM, but all faculty, administrators, and students are welcome. Registration required. 

COVER ART
Our research seed grant to UNH Associate Professor Jeffrey Halpern was just featured on the cover of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

NEW PUBLICATIONS
Five new publications from our NH BioMade research team:

  • "A Roadmap to Fabricate Geometrically Accurate Three-Dimensional Scaffolds Co-Printed by Natural and Synthetic Polymers" Read more
  • "Designing an Interchangeable Multi-Material Nozzle System for the 3D Bioprinting Process" Read more.
  • "Physical Modification of Hybrid Hydrogels to Fabricate Full-Scale Construct Using 3D Bio-Printing Process" Read more.
  • Epitaxial Self-Assembly of Interfaces of 2D Metal–Organic Frameworks for Electroanalytical Detection of Neurotransmitters. Read more.
  • A multiscale computational framework for wear prediction in knee replacement implants. Read more.

September 2022

INTO THE MICROWORLD
We're excited to see the impact of our education seed grant to Keene State College biology professor Loren Launen for the "Kids on Campus" program where middle schoolers were introduced to microbes & biomanufacturing. Here, KSC student Jeadminas Alexis gives a poster on the weeklong exploration! Read more.

OUR 2022 TRANSFER SCHOLARS
Our EWD transfer scholar program helps community college students complete a 4 year baccalaureate degree that is aligned with the research objectives of NH BioMade. Meet our 2022 Transfer Scholars! Read more.

AWARD WINNER
Our NH BioMade postdoctoral diversity and innovations scholar and NSF/ASEE fellow Dr. Julianna Gesun was awarded third place in the ASEE/Autodesk Social Change Challenge. This national competition recognizes creative and innovative pedagogies that use CAD to inspire social change. Read more.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

"Energy dissipation pathway control in polymer derived ceramic (PDC) composites" from Yan Li & Chi Ma. Read more

"Protocol for deposition of conductive oxides onto 3D-printed materials for electronic device applications" from Julia Huddy & William ScheidelerRead more.

"Nanostructured Cyclodextrin-Mediated Surface for Capacitive Determination of Cortisol in Multiple Biofluids" authored by Zahra Panahi & Jeffrey HalpernRead more.

AUGUST 2022

NEW HAMPSHIRE CLIMATE ASSESSMENT 2021 
“Human driven climate change is happening now and we’re at a critical crossroads" states Dr. Cameron Wake. This report was supported in part by our Ecosystems and Society Track 1 award (2011-2018). Read more.

NH BIOMADE TRANSFER SCHOLARS
Our EWD transfer scholar program helps community college students complete a 4-yr baccalaureate degree that is aligned with the research objectives of NH BioMade. Transfer scholars Ellen Blackwell and Luciana Custer and their educational journeys that began at Great Bay Community College are highlighted here.

NEW PUBLICATIONS
"Self-assembly in mixtures of charged lobed particles" from NH BioMade authors Arpita Srivastava, Brunno C. Rocha, & Harish Vashisth. Read more

"Crystal plasticity modeling of strain-induced martensitic transformations to predict strain rate and temperature sensitive behavior of 304 L steels: Applications to tension, compression, torsion, and impact" from NH BioMade researchers Jesse Feng and Marko Knezevic. Read more.

JULY 2022

MEET OUR URTS!
Four Great Bay Community College students are working in NH BioMade research labs this summer as part of our Undergraduate Research Training (URT) program. Learn more about them and what they are working on!

JUNE 2022

NEW PUBLICATION
RT3 Graduate student Seth Edwards is lead author on this publication: "Fast-Curing Injectable Microporous Hydrogel for In Situ Cell Encapsulation" in ACS Applied Bio Materials. Read more.

KEENE UNDERGRADUATES SHINE
As members of NH BioMade's research team, Keene State College undergraduate student researchers are making significant contributions to the field of tissue engineering. Their contributions support the foundation of revolutionary advances in regenerative medicine, such as 3D printed organ transplants. (Photo credit: Will Wrobel, Keene State College) Read more.

AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to NH BioMade researcher, Dr. Chenfeng Ke, the recipient of the 2020 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry! COVID delayed the presentation of this award, but it's now been made in person. Read more.

Dartmouth engineering professor and NH BioMade researcher, Dr. Fiona Li received a 2022 Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for her project, "Novel Functional Electrochemical Materials for Energy and Sustainability." The awards program supports research and teaching for young faculty in chemical sciences. 

MAY 2022

CONGRATULATIONS DR. MOUSAZADEHKASIN!
UNH chemistry grad student Mohammad Mousazadehkasin successfully defended his dissertation on May 16th! Mohammad's advisor is RT3 team lead John Tsavalas. 

CONGRATULATIONS BRUNNO AND ZACH!
Congratulations to NH BioMade grad students Brunno Carvalho Rocha and Zach Hollins who received UNH Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship (STAF) awards. STAF awards support research or study during the summer for teaching assistants (TA) who have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student.

April 2022

NEW PUBLICATIONS
UNH BioMade researcher Marko Knezevic's paper, “Coupling of a multi-GPU accelerated elasto-visco-plastic fast Fourier transform constitutive model with the implicit finite element method”, was just published in Computational Materials Science. Read more.

Dartmouth graduate student Julia E. Huddy and her advisor, William Scheideler, just had their paper, "Transforming 3D-printed mesostructures into multimodal sensors with nanoscale conductive metal oxides" published in Cell Reports Physical Science, available now through open access.

March 2022

ACS POLYMER COLLOIDS WORKSHOP
Grad students Yung-Chun Lin and Brunno Carvahlo Rocha are presenting their NH BioMade research results (in-person!) and Dr. John Tsavalas is co-chair of this workshop in San Diego. Read more

CONGRATULATIONS HANNAH!
Big week for our Dartmouth Thayer School graduate student Hannah Favreau! She successfully defended her PhD thesis and her paper was published! Hannah's advisor is Dr. Douglas Van Citters. Well done, Hannah!  Read more

February 2022

FIRST JOURNAL ARTICLE
Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers, Carter Nelson and Slesha Tuladhar, on their first peer reviewed journal article! Carter and Slesha are students of Keene State Assistant Professor, Dr. MD Ahasan Habib. Their paper, "3D Bio-Printability of Hybrid Pre-Crosslinked Hydrogels" was published in International Journal of Molecular Science.

COME WORK WITH US!
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Harish Vashisth in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UNH. The positions are within the broad area of biomolecular modeling and simulation, where the dynamics and interactions in biomolecular systems are to be explored. Read more

JANUARY 2022

NH BIOMADE RESEARCHERS FEATURED
Dartmouth engineering Prof. Yan Li and post-doc Chi Ma's research on Polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs) is highlighted here.

NEW PUBLICATION
Congratulations to grad student Yung-chun Lin on his first publication as first author! Lin, Y.-C., Tripathi, A. K., & Tsavalas, J. G. (2021). "Tunable Multilobe Particle Geometry by Annealing-Assisted Emulsion Polymerization". ACS Applied Polymer Materialsdoi:10.1021/acsapm.1c01312

DECEMBER 2021

NH BIOMADE RESEARCH SEED FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Open to any NH faculty: Emerging Area Pilots, Industry-University Collaboration, Utilizing Core Facilities. RFP posted here. Email intent to apply by January 4, 2022.

BUILDING EPSCOR STATE/DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERSHIPS
DOE announces new funding opportunity. UNH researchers stay tuned for internal competition details.

NOVEMBER 2021

EPSCOR PRE-PROPOSALS DUE DEC. 6
UNH is conducting an internal competition for pre-proposals to lead the 2022 NSF EPSCoR Track-1 project. Guidelines here.

TRAILBLAZER AWARD RECEIVED
NH BioMade faculty members, Kyung Jae Jeong and Young Jo Kim, associate and assistant professors, respectively, of chemical engineering, received a National Institutes of Health “Trailblazer” award for a project that aims to improve chronic wound healing. With the three-year, $600,000 grant, from NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Jeong and Kim will develop an injectable formulation for chronic wounds using melanin extracted from cuttlefish and a biocompatible hydrogel. Read More

NEW PUBLICATION
Aykanat, A., Meng, Z., Stolz, R..M., Morrell, C..T. and Mirica, K..A. (2021), Bimetallic Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Frameworks for Chemiresistive Detection of Carbon Monoxide. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202113665

Meng, Z., Jones, C., Farid, S., Khan, I., Nelson, H. & Mirica, K. (2021). Unraveling the Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Layered Conductive Metal Organic Framework With Atomic Precision. Angew. Chem. Int. Edhttps://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202113569

OCTOBER 2021

NEW NSF NRT AWARD
Congratulations to Prof. Kat Mirica, Co-PI on Dartmouth's recently selected award under NSF's Research Traineeship (NRT) Program. As one of the recipients, Dartmouth will lead the project: "Transformative Research and Graduate Education in Sensor Science, Technology and Innovation" through NSF's NRT. According to Prof. Mirica: "This project also builds upon the fundamental research and graduate student contributions sponsored through NH BioMade, for which I am very grateful." Read more.

NEW PUBLICATIONS
Panahi, Z., Custer, L., & Halpern, J. M. (2021). Recent Advances in Non-Enzymatic Electrochemical Detection of Hydrophobic Metabolites in Biofluids. Sensors and Actuators Reports, 100051. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snr.2021.100051

Paul S. and Vashisth H. (2021) Self-Assembly of Porous Structures From a Binary Mixture of Lobed Patchy Particles. Front. Phys. 9:767623. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2021.767623

Gorai, B, Vashisth, H. (2021) Structures and interactions of insulin-like peptides from cone snail venom. Proteins. 1- 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.26265

Kumar, A., & Vashisth, H. (2021). Conformational dynamics and energetics of viral RNA recognition by lab-evolved proteins. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physicshttps://doi.org/10.1039/D1CP03822B

SEPTEMBER 2021
 

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. QIANMING LIN!
Congratulations to Dartmouth graduate student Qianming Lin who successfully presented his dissertation, "Design of 3D Printable Cyclodextrin-Based Polypseudorotaxanes Materials" on September 21st. Qianming's advisor is Prof. Chenfeng Ke.

NEW PUBLICATIONS
Mamros, E. M., Eaton, M. C., Ha, J., & Kinsey, B. L. (2021). Numerical Analysis of SS316L Biaxial Cruciform Specimens Under Proportional Loading Paths. Proceedings of the ASME 2021 16th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC2021. https://doi.org/doi:10.1115/msec2021-59877

Tripathi, A. K., & Tsavalas, J. G. (2021). A surprisingly gentle approach to cavity containing spherocylindrical microparticles from ordinary polymer dispersions in flow. Materials Horizonshttps://doi.org/10.1039/D1MH01108A

Bhowmik, S., Zhang, J., Vogel, S., Nene, S., Mishra, R., McWilliams, B. & Knezevic, M. (2022). Effects of plasticity-induced martensitic transformation and grain refinement on the evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of a metastable high entropy alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 891, 161871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.161871

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. ROBERT STOLZ!
Congratulations to Dartmouth graduate student Rob Stolz who successfully defended his thesis, "The Role of Surface Chemistry in Electroanalysis with Conductive Two-Dimensional Framework Materials" in August 2021. Rob's advisor is Prof. Katherine Mirica.