Welcome to the Bettinger Group at Carnegie Mellon University! We are broadly interested in the applying principles of polymer synthesis, materials science, and microfabrication for use in a wide range of biomedical applications including advanced medical devices, regenerative medicine, bio-interfaces, and drug delivery. Members of the Bettinger Group work at the interface of several disciplines including polymeric biomaterials, electrochemistry, and applied physics to achieve these goals. One representative example of these efforts is our recent work in edible electronics. The goal of this project is to design and engineer sophisticated ingestible electronics that are composed of non-toxic materials and potentially useful in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
CC publishes a fundamental study of photodegradation kinetics in physically crosslinked hydrogel networks in the ACS journal Macromolecules. This work combines theory and experiment to describe a unique mechanism for stepwise uncaging of photolabile hydrogels.
Proud publishes her first paper in Biomaterials. This work demonstrates the use of low-strain reconfigurable topography in elucidating aspects of cell-nanotopography interaction. Great job, Proud!
Young Jo publishes work on the use of melanin pigments as cathodes for multivalent cation-based electrochemical storage devices. This work was performed in collaboration with Jay Whitacre of CMU. Great job!
CC, the first PhD student in the Bettinger Group, defends her dissertation entitled “Light-Induced Reconfiguration of Polymeric Networks for Biomedical Applications” Congratulations!
Bettinger Group @ CMU
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