Our research into ‘biocatalysis’ featured on journal cover
Our research published in prestigious ACS Catalysis Journal with featured cover page.
Yadavalli, N. S.; Borodinov, N.; Choudhury, C. K.; Quiñones-Ruiz, T.; Laradji, A. M.; Tu, S.; Lednev, I. K., Kuksenok, O.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Thermal Stabilization of Enzymes with Molecular Brushes. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 8675-8684. [DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03138]
Our research into the magnetic field controlled drug delivery in news
See IEEE Spectrum for the news: https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/magnetic-field-controls-drug-delivery
Congratulations to our graduate student “Andrey Zakharchenko” for his publication in Nature Catalysis
Zakharchenko, A.; Guz, N.; Laradji, A. M.; Katz, E.; Minko, S. Magnetic field remotely controlled selective biocatalysis. Nat. Catal. 2017, Online. [Full article]
Fig. 1: E- and S-type superparamagnetic nanoparticles carrying the enzyme and the substrate. [full article]
Congratulations to our graduate student “Darya Asheghali” on winning the 2017 Graduate Student Paper competition
Our nanofiber spinning technologies in news
Original publications: http://mailchi.mp/7ed9245d5e66/october-2017-gateway-newsletter-2465937?e=6d1222b02c
A nanofiber spool (above) produced by an ultra-fast, touch-spinning technology can produce thousands of yards of nanofibers in a matter of minutes. Developed by Sergiy Minko, UGA’s Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science and leader of the Nanostructured Materials Lab at UGA, this unique method allows for the production of fibers containing biological or pharmaceutical loads, including materials such as stem cells, a limitation of traditional, commercial electrospinning technology. A scalable prototype embodying the process was just developed by the licensee, Whiff LLC. Whiff is also developing prototypes and products for the magnetic spinning of nano- and micro-fibers based on another invention by Minko’s group, which may revolutionize the production of specialty fibers for use as novel materials and in the medical field.
Our research into “fiber technologies” featured on journal cover
Our research published in prestigious Advanced Functional Materials Journal with featured cover page.
NSM Lab in news: Sustainable dyeing technology gives UGA win at international chemistry challenge
Left: Yunsang Kim, a research associate at the University of Georgia, shows an example of dyed fabric and nanocellulosic fibers, an environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology developed in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. (Credit: Cal Powell/UGA)
Right: The University of Georgia team members who developed an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers include, left to right, research associate Yunsang Kim, graduate student Lauren Tolbert, professor Sergiy Minko and associate professor Suraj Sharma. (Credit: Cal Powell/UGA)
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Dr. YunSang Kim won the first prize (EUR 50,000) at Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
Yunsang Kim, PhD, displays the winner’s check, surrounded by Conference Chair Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, PhD (left), and Elsevier Senior Publisher Rob van Daalen.
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Dr. YunSang Kim’s proposal selected for final round at Elsevier Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge
Dr. Yunsang Kim’s proposal is on the development of innovative textile dyeing technology using nanocellulosic fibers to reduce the generation of wastewater and release of toxic chemicals in dyeing process … more details here.
Our PhD students Darya and Raha received funding from AATCC
Raha Saremi (left) and Darya Asheghali (right)
Raha Saremi, a Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant within the textiles, merchandising and interiors department, received funds for her project that involves an environmentally friendly dyeing technique that uses nano-cellulose gels that would eliminate the need for a significant amount of water.
Darya Asheghali, a student in the UGA department of chemistry, received funding for her project that studies enzyme stability on PGMA (polyglycidyl methacrylate) nanofibers, which has potential implications for drug delivery and other biomedical purposes.
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NSM Group Poster for the UGA Diversity Rollout Week (25 January 2016)
Prof. Sergiy Minko received outstanding reviewer award
Magnetically stimulated soft materials, International Conference, Athens, GA
May 11-12, 2015
Walmart Innovation Grant
The department of textiles, merchandising and interiors within the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences has received a grant from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund in support of a team of scientists’ work on an environmentally-friendly fabric dyeing technique – details