Undergraduate Researcher, Larson Group

(Larson Group Homepage)

University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering (Ann Arbor, MI)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ronald Larson (UM Faculty Profile) (Google Scholar)

Ph.D. Student Mentor: Dr. Maziar Mohammadi (ResearchGate)

Duration: September 2015 - February 2016

Description: Studied the growth kinetics of Layer-by-Layer (LbL) deposition of polymer nanoparticles and polyelectrolytes, especially with regard to potential drug delivery applications

Topics: Thin-film Manufacturing, Polymeric Nanocomposites, Nanofabrication, Drug Delivery

Technologies: Layer-by-Layer Assembly, Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Particle Size Analysis, pH Measurement and Titration

Outcome: Co-author on a paper, first published in ChemPhysChem in November 2016

Research Outcome 1: Publication

Growth Kinetics in Layer-by-Layer Assemblies of Organic Nanoparticles and Polyelectrolytes

Authors: Maziar Mohammadi, Ali Salehi, Ryan J. Branch, Lucas J. Cygan, Cagri G. Besirli, Ronald G. Larson

Publication: ChemPhysChem

Volume: 18

Issue: 1

Pages: 128 - 141

First Published: 10 November 2016

DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600789