The FML Lab recently traveled to Strasbourg, France to attend the European Materials Research Society's 2017 Spring Meeting in May. Matt, John, and Leo each presented their work at the conference and took some time to explore the surrounding area. Take a look at some of the photos from the conference and trip below!
Welcome to Kyle Ludwig, a PhD student who has completed his first year in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department. He received his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park in 2015. Shortly after completing his bachelors, he worked at the US Federal Drug Administration as a fellow in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for a year, before joining the PhD program in August 2016. We are glad to have you on board!
The Kofinas Functional Macromolecular Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park has an opening for a postdoctoral research scientist. Current research aims in the synthesis characterization and processing of polymer based architectures used in a variety of technologies and devices ranging from energy storage to medical devices. Present problems of interest include: solution blow spun functional polymers as surgical sealants; biosensors for the detection of pathogens; point-of-care diagnostics; solid polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries; magnetodielectric polymer nanocomposites for radio frequency devices.
1st year Joseph Hunter joins the lab. He completed his undergraduate education at University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2016 and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Glad to have you on board!
Congratulations to our senior graduate students who have defended their proposals last semester!
John L. Daristotle received Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Congrats to John!
Mert successfully defended his PhD thesis and has accepted a post-doc position at Penn State University! Best of luck Dr. Vural!
Along with our collaborators, we published our work on stretchable magnetic composites. Mert was the lead author on the publication. To access the article, click here.
Last month, Dr. Kofinas was awarded U.S. patent 9,252,456 B2 for the solid battery electrolyte, along with a previous lab member, Ayan Ghosh (Ph.D., ChBE ’09).
Congrats to everyone's whose efforts have made this project possible!
The UMD BioE department story can be found here.