Reported in Nature Materials, we demonstrate the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based single molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS) to quantitatively derive the energy landscape of modular rupture and refolding of our titin-mimicking polymer. This is the first example of a direct correlation between nano-mechanical properties and bulk mechanical performance using the energy landscape derived from SMFS. The report demonstrates the potential for SMFS to serve as a guide for rational design of advanced multifunctional materials.
3/19/15 Congratulation to James for his JACS paper!
2/26/15 Davoud defended his thesis on Feb 26th with a beautiful talk. Congratulations!
12/10/14 Welcome new graduate students Alex, Dong-Chu, and Eddy. I am very excited to work with you exploring new science!
11/4/14 Congratulation to Nate for being awarded the Allergan Graduate Fellowship! Fantastic!
10/29/14 Our recent JACS paper on Ruthenium-catalyzed chiral amination was highlighted by SYNFACTS. Congrats to Nate and Vy!