|Office:||3101d Hach |
2438 Pammel Dr.
The biological world has unparalleled abilities to control structures, functions, reactions, and energy transfer with great efficiency and accuracy. Rational engineering of environments, however, remains a difficult challenge. We develop platforms for biomimetic environmental control of catalysts, including conformationally tunable oligocholates, surface-cross-linked micelles (SCMs), and interfacially cross-linked reverse micelles (ICRMs). We are currently developing enzyme-mimetic catalysts for selective decomposition of bacterial signal molecules and for important chemical and biological transformations.