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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

2016 News

Science magazine editor visits Northwestern

November 10, 2016

Science magazine's senior editor Phillip Szuromi visited the Evanston campus and presented an overview of how the journal publishes papers. The Science editors not only direct the peer-review process but also stay informed about their fields and identify emerging fields. He commented on the changing scientific publishing landscape and recapped some recent initiatives to uphold high standards of author and referee conduct.

As part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a nonprofit organization, the goal of Science magazine is to ensure that research published in the journal has benefit to society. The journal also tries to advance a general appreciation for the value of thinking scientifically about the many challenges our world now faces.

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SQI researchers break new ground in bone regeneration

September 28, 2016
3D-printed bone implants are one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the groundbreaking research of the Shah TEAM Lab and the Hsu Lab at the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology.

SQI featured at NU leadership symposium

September 24, 2016
According to founding director Samuel Stupp, the Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI) was created to do nothing less than revolutionize regenerative medicine.
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SQI staff recognized for outstanding work

July 1, 2016
Mark McClendon, Research Associate and Translational Research Officer, and Maura Walsh, Administrative Assistant and Assistant to the Director, received 2016 Service Excellence Awards for their leading roles in designing and producing two creative projects that highlight research conducted at SQI.
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Samuel Stupp presented with prestigious chemistry award

May 9, 2016
Samuel I. Stupp, Director of the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology, has been honored with the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Stupp inducted into AIMBE college of fellows

February 6, 2016
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has honored Samuel Stupp for his leading role in developing functional materials using supramolecular chemistry.

Stupp creates novel covalent/noncovalent hybrid polymer

January 29, 2016

In the January 29, 2016 issue of Science, Samuel I. Stupp and George C. Schatz reported on a novel hybrid polymer based on two distinct compartments within a single nanofiber. These two compartments, one that is a covalent and one that is supramolecular, can be reversibly separated and subsequently reconstituted. Computer simulations of the system showed the supramolecular and covalent compartments are integrated through reversible beta-sheet hydrogen bonds.

This type of hybrid structure could inspire new types of functional and adaptive materials that have the potential to be regenerated in situ. For example, these studies may suggest ways to design materials with the ability to self-repair or for catalysis, energy storage, or drug delivery.

Read the Science article.