The research groups of Kris Matyjaszewski, Michael Bockstaller, and the Bettinger Group publish two articles on the use of tailored synthesis of star block copolymers (Matyjaszewski & Bettinger) and polymer structures to control the formation of nanoparticle geometries (Bockstaller, Matyjaszewski, and Bettinger). These manuscripts are published in the journals Macromolecules and Polymer, respectively.
Proud publishes a paper in in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering on the use of controlled release strategies to reduce in vivo epidermal down growth in murine model. Insights into controlled release dynamics from elastomeric matrices are also included.
How can we use biomaterials in lithium-ion batteries? Hang-Ah and Young Jo show that you can use melanins to selectively separate Mg from Li, a key step in sourcing raw materials for LIBs. See the full paper here.