Bermudez Research Group

Bermudez Research Group


Associate Professor
Phone: 413-577-1413
Email: bermudez@mail.pse.umass.edu

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

Biological polymers; self-assembly in solution and interfaces

Current Research

At the intersection of materials science and biotechnology, we exploit various forms of self-assembly towards achieving desirable properties of proteins, nucleic acids, and surfactants.

Selected Publications

  • Onkar Singh, Pei-Yin Lee, Silvina Matysiak, and Harry Bermudez. Dual mechanism of ionic liquid- induced protein unfolding. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 22:19779–19786, 2020.
  • Laura A. Lanier and Harry Bermudez. Living Supramolecular Polymerization of DNA.  Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 39(17):1800342, 2018.
  • Lang G. Chen, Stephen H. Strassburg, and Harry Bermudez. Micelle Co-assembly in Surfactant/Ionic Liquid Mixtures. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 477:40, 2016.

Honors and Distinctions:

National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Armstrong Fund for Science Award