David M. Lynn

Professor

1008 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-1086
Fax: (608) 262-5434
dlynn@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Materials Science Program, Chemistry, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program, Biotechnology Training Program


Profile Summary

Our research focuses broadly on (i) the design and synthesis of soft materials and (ii) the fabrication and physical characterization of macromolecular assemblies, nanostructured materials, and interfaces, with particular interests in the design of polymers and surfactants, reactive and non-wetting surfaces, and materials that address problems of biotechnological and biomedical importance. Our work is conducted in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative training environment that provides opportunities for students with backgrounds and interests in chemistry, engineering, biology, materials science, medicine, and the pharmaceutical sciences. Brief summaries and more extended descriptions of ongoing research efforts are described in more detail in links provided on our laboratory web site.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2002, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., 1999, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., 1994, University of South Carolina

Research Interests

  • Polymers and soft materials
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Biomaterials and biotechnology
  • Gene and drug delivery
  • Synthesis and characterization
  • Controlled Release

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Union Carbide Corporation Innovation Recognition Award (1998)
  • Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Distinguished Graduate Research (1999)
  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1999-2002)
  • MIT Technology Review TR100 Award: Top 100 Young Innovators in the World (2003)
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award (2003-2006)
  • National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative Symposium, Invited Participant (2004)
  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2005-2007)
  • Kavli Frontiers Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (2007)
  • National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Invited Participant (2007)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2007-2009)
  • Vilas Associate Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2010-2012)
  • Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering (NIBIB) (2011)
  • Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award; ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry (2013)
  • H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2014-2019)
  • National Academy of Engineering Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Invited Participant (2014)

Publications

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • CBE 990 - Thesis-Research
  • CBE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CBE 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CBE 599 - Special Problems
  • CBE 540 - Polymer Science and Technology
  • Profile Summary

    Our research focuses broadly on (i) the design and synthesis of soft materials and (ii) the fabrication and physical characterization of macromolecular assemblies, nanostructured materials, and interfaces, with particular interests in the design of polymers and surfactants, reactive and non-wetting surfaces, and materials that address problems of biotechnological and biomedical importance. Our work is conducted in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative training environment that provides opportunities for students with backgrounds and interests in chemistry, engineering, biology, materials science, medicine, and the pharmaceutical sciences. Brief summaries and more extended descriptions of ongoing research efforts are described in more detail in links provided on our laboratory web site.


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