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Principal Investigator:
Associate Professor
   
Recruiting
 
We are currently looking for graduate students (admitted to Berkeley already) and postdoctoral fellows in the following areas:

1. Directed Nanoparticle Assemblies

2. Peptide-Polymer Conjugate Micelles for Drug Delivery

3. Subnanometer Porous Membranes for Gas Separation

4. Protein-Polymer Biomaterials


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 September 2011

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)
 
We are awarded a DOE-ARO sponsored DURIP fund! (7/28/2014)
The paper "Effect of Alkyl Length of Peptide-Polymer Amphiphile on Cargo Encapsulation Stability and Pharmacokinetics of 3-Helix Micelles" was published in Biomacromolecules. Congratulations Peptide Subgroup! (7/26/2014)
The paper "Rapid Fabrication of Hierarchically Structured Supramolecular Nanocomposite Thin Films in One Minute" was published in Nature Communications. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (6/2/2014)
The paper " PbS Nanoparticles Capped with Tetrathiafulvalenetetracarboxylate: Utilizing Energy Level Alignment for Efficient Carrier Transport" was published in ACS Nano. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (3/22/2014)
The paper " Nanostructures on Graphene using Supramolecule and Supramolecular Nanocomposites" was published in Nanoscale. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (3/12/2014)
The paper " Distribution of nanoparticles throughout the cerebral cortex of rodents and non-human primates: Implications for gene and drug therapy" was published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. Congratulations Peptide Subgroup! (3/11/2014)
The paper "Direct 3-D Nanoparticle Assemblies in Thin Films via Topographically Patterned Surfaces" was published in Advanced Materials. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (2/7/2014)
The paper "Dielectric Properties of Barium Titanate Supramolecular Nanocomposites" was published in Nanoscale. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (1/20/2014)
The paper "Evaluation of Doxorubicin-Loaded 3-Helix Micelles as Nanocarriers" was published in Biomacromolecules. Congratulations Peptide Subgroup! (10/9/2013)
The paper "End-to-End Alignment of Nanorods in Thin Films" was published in Nano Letters. Congratulations Nanoparticle Subgroup! (9/7/2013)
 

The Ting Xu Group | Last Updated January 31, 2011