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

Synthetic and natural 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, though not exclusively, 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 obvious implications for sensors and drug/gene delivery.

Honors and Distinctions:

National Science Foundation CAREER Award 

Armstrong Fund for Science Award