Stupp interview featured in Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials published a Q&A article with SQI director Samuel Stupp on Jan. 15. In the interview, Stupp described how he became a pioneer in self-assembled materials, his interdisciplinary approach to science and his future plans for research.
“My laboratory is exploring supramolecular assemblies that respond rapidly to external inputs of energy to perform tasks we expect from a living creature,” Stupp said. “The systems could therefore be labelled ‘robotic materials’ and it is indeed very exciting research, progressing toward artificial life with supramolecular systems.
“I would also like to develop further the field we pioneered over the past two decades, ‘supramolecular biomaterials.’ These supramolecular systems were structured to signal cells and with them we demonstrated their unprecedented ability to help regenerate tissues.”