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New Method of Reprocessing Epoxy Thermosets

Method using renewable monomers to easily make decomposable and recyclable epoxy thermosets with similar properties as thermosets made with BPA.

Trehalose Hydrogels For Stabilization And Delivery Of Proteins

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed a novel trehalose hydrogel to help stabilize proteins for drug delivery.

One Step Process of Forming Complex Coacervation During Spray Drying

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a formation of complex coacervate microparticles by spray drying.

Additive Processing for Single-Component Solution Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors

A strategy for improving the performance of organic electronic or optoelectronic devices that includes processing a conjugated polymer in the presence of a processing additive.

Preparation Of Functionalized Polypeptides, Peptides, And Proteins By Alkylation Of Thioether Groups

UCLA researchers in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Bioengineering, led by Dr. Tim Deming of the Bioengineering Department, have developed new methods for adding different functional groups on polypeptides.  The UCLA researchers have used this method to create a platform to create and modify nanoscale vesicles and hydrogels for use in nanoscale drug delivery particles, injectable drug depots, imaging and detection, industrial biomaterials, and wound management.

Amphiphilic Derivatives Of Thioether Containing Block Copolypeptides

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have developed a new method to generate amphiphilic block copolypeptides.

Chemoselective Side-Chain Modifications Of Methionine-Containing Elastin-Like Polypeptides

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry have developed a novel method for the introduction of various functional groups onto recombinant elastin-like polypeptides (ELPs), creating new compositions of ELPs that may be used for medical therapeutic or diagnostic applications.

Development Of Surface Enhanced Graphene Oxide For Ubiquitous Antibacterial Coatings

UCLA researchers in the Department of Medicine have developed a novel graphene oxide (GO) based material with significantly enhanced antibacterial effects with maximized surface display of carbon radicals.

Thaw Gelation Process for Encapsulating Cell Spheroids

Researchers at the University of California Davis have developed a thaw gelation process for the formation of cell spheroids within a hydrogel shell.

Micro- and Nanocomposite Support Structures for Reverse Osmosis Thin Film Membranes

UCLA researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have invented a novel nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) composite membrane for water desalination applications.

Novel Multi-Scale Pre-Assembled Phases of Matter

UCLA researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Physics have developed a novel method for creating multi-scale pre-assembled phases of matter with customizable symmetries, topologies, and degrees of order and disorder.

3D Scaffolds For Mesoderm Differentiation

Researchers led by Benjamin Wu from the Departments of Bioengineering and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine have developed an implantable scaffolding that can create hematopoietic stem cells from pluripotent stem cells in vivo.

Refreshable Tactile Display Using Bistable Electroactive Polymer

Researchers in the UCLA Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a high resolution, refreshable, and low-cost pneumatic tactile interactive device with a compact structure, single fluidic reservoir, and high actuator density that exerts large stroke and provides high blocking force.

Top-Down Fabrication Of Asymmetric, Thin-Film Composite Membranes

UCLA Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed a novel method to fabricate reverse osmosis membranes from the top-down.

Biomimetic Artificial Periodontal Membranes And Method Of Fabricating The Same

UCLA researchers in the Departments of Dentistry and Chemistry have developed a novel biomimetic and degradable periodontal polymer membrane for use in guided tissue regeneration.

Dental Adhesive Hydrogels And Uses Thereof

Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry have developed novel biodegradable, photocurable, and non-toxic hydrogel-based adhesives, which can be used for periodontal tissue regeneration and personalized precision oral care.

Boroxine Based Dynamic Polymers

Thermosets are a class of material that have high mechanical and physical strength. While traditional thermoset materials have favorable material properties, reprocessing and recycling them remains a challenge. Researchers at UCI have created dynamic boroxine polymers that crosslink to construct novel thermoset materials that are strong, highly malleable and recyclable.

Conductive and Elastic Nanocellulose Aerogels

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed conductive nanocellulose aerogels as building blocks for mechanical strain sensors and coaxial aerogel fibers for cryo- and thermo-protective insulation.

Multi-Arm Block-Copolymers for Multifunctional Self-Assembled Systems

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have developed a novel polymer that can be used as an antimicrobial coating on surgical implants.

An Anaerobic Photo-Fermentation Processes For Production Of Volatile Non-Methane Hydrocarbons

An anaerobic process to produce non-methane hydrocarbon gases from organic and inorganic substrates.

Tunable Linear Fluoropolymers

UCLA researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have developed a new polymerization technique that allows an easy, safe, and scalable synthesis of functionalized fluoropolymers.

Devices For Integrated Solar Photodialysis Of Salt Water

Researchers at UCI have developed a compact device for the rapid desalination of water which is driven entirely by renewable solar energy.

Highly Ductile And Durable Double-Network Based Cementation – “D3 Cement” By Using Self-Healing Organic-Inorganic Double Network

UCLA researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a self-healing cementing material with high ductility and durability.

Polyrotaxane Nanoparticles for Delivery of Large Plasmid DNA in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

UCLA researchers have designed, synthesized, and validated a polyrotaxane nanocarrier for targeted delivery of large plasmids for gene therapy applications for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cancer.

Zero-power microfluidic osmotic pumps using ultra-thin PDMS membranes

Researchers at UCI have developed a zero-energy, inexpensive micropump that uses osmotic pressure alone to draw fluid through a microfluidic device.

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