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.


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8/19/16 Congratulations to Jae (now Dr. Chung) for his excellent PhD thesis defense! Terrific job!

8/19/16 Congratulations to James and Davoud for their paper accepted by Macromolecules!

8/18/16 Congratulations to Nate and Alex for their paper accepted by ChemSelect!

8/6/16 Congratulations to Billy for passing orals!

6/6/16 Congratulations to Nate for winning the Moore Award, and to Alan and Alex for outstanding TA award!

5/20/16 Congrats to Alex and Dongchu for passing the orals! Tremendous work!

12/4/15 Welcome to Alan and Hurik officially joining our group! We are excited to work with you to explore new science.

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