|报告题目:||Polymer chemistry to build mimics of natural proteins|
|报 告 人:||Prof. Gregory N. Tew，Polymer chemistry to build mimics of natural proteins|
Short biography of Prof. Gregory N. Tew
1995, B. S, (Chemistry),North Carolina State University；2000, Ph.D , (Chemistry) ,University of Illinois-Urbana
2000-2001, Post-doctoral, University of Pennsylvania；2001-2007, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst；2007-2011, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst；2011-now, Professor, University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
Awards & Honors:
Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2013;Chair, ACS-Division of Polymer Chemistry, 2013;Vice-Chair, ACS-Division of Polymer Chemistry, 2011;BioNanoTechnology,National Science Foundation CAREER Award,2006;Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2005-2009.
Our primary research aim is to create new materials using a combination of principles, many of which are inspired by biology. The combination of unique molecular scaffolds and guanidinium-rich side chains has produced an array of polymers with robust transduction (and delivery) activity including into human T-cells. Being a new area, the fundamental interactions between these new scaffolds and the cellular machinery are just beginning to be understood. It has become clear that the combination of molecular design, biophysical models, and biological evaluation provide a robust approach to novel proteinomimetics. Applying similar principles to networks, we present the first metal cation-based anion exchange membranes (AEMs) and highly resilient materials. While understanding how chemical structure translates to network properties is a primary goal, we also seek to develop materials with novel combinations of properties.