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Principal Investigator:
Associate Professor
   
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Our Focus
 
We work on the design, synthesis, and characterization of de novo designed peptides that serve as building blocks for functional biomaterials. We also seek to understand the hierarchical self-assembly of complex systems involving artificial proteins, block copolymers, and nanoparticles. In addition, we develop new functional materials at the molecular level that exhibit novel electronic, photonic, and biological properties.
 
Group Picture January 2015

Funding Sources
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NIH
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Li Ka Shing Foundation
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DOE-BES
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DOD-ARO
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DOD-ONR
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NSF
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DuPont Young Professor Grant
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3M Non-tenured Faculty Grant
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ACS-PRF
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UC Energy Institute
 
News (Archive)
 
The paper "Structural diversity in binary superlattices self-assembled from polymer-grafted nanocrystals", published in Nature Communications, was highlighted in the latest issue of Nature Materials! (1/29/2016)
The paper "Structural diversity in binary superlattices self-assembled from polymer-grafted nanocrystals" was published in Nature Communications. (12/2/2015)
Our recent paper "Self-assembled 20-nm 64Cu-micelles enhance accumulation in rat glioblastoma", published in Journal of Controlled Release, was featured on LBL news! (11/19/2015)
The paper "Self-assembled 20-nm 64Cu-micelles enhance accumulation in rat glioblastoma" was published in Journal of Controlled Release. Congratulations Peptide Subgroup! (10/5/2015)
The paper "Co-assembly of cyclic peptide nanotubes and block copolymers in thin films: controlling the kinetic pathway" was published in Nanoscale. Congratulations Membrane Subgroup! (9/10/2015)
The paper "Influence of three-dimensional nanoparticle branching on the Young's modulus of nanocomposites: Effect of interface orientation" was published in PNAS. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (5/26/2015)
The paper "Nanoparticle Assemblies in Supramolecular Nanocomposite Thin Films: Concentration Dependence" was published in JACS. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (4/28/2015)
The paper "Self-Assembly and Applications of Anisotropic Materials: A Review" was published in Nano Today. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (1/26/2015)
The paper "Micelle Stabilization via Entropic Repulsion: Balance of Force Directionality and Geometric Packing of Subunits" was published in Biomacromolecules. Congratulations Peptide Subgroup! (1/9/2015)
 

The Ting Xu Group | Last Updated January, 2016