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NH BioMade Research findings and announcements
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 UNDERGRADUATE 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.