Bermudez Research Group

Bermudez Research Group

Associate Professor
Phone: 413-577-1413

Degree Information:

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Mailing Address:

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Room: A413, Conte Research Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
120 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Research Interests

Biomimetic materials; self-assembly in solution and interfaces

Current Research

Our general theme is to exploit various forms of self-assembly to achieve nanoscale materials with responsive properties, at the intersection of materials science and biotechnology. We have largely focused our attention on biopolymer systems composed of nucleic acids and/or polypeptides, to benefit from tunable interactions with unmatched precision. These and other well-defined macromolecules are the natural choices for studying self-assembly in solution or at interfaces, with relevance to sensors and drug/gene delivery.

Honors and Distinctions:

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Armstrong Fund for Science Award