Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Phillip B. Messersmith Research Group

Media Reports

3/07/2012 Messersmith Research Group rocks WBEZ 91.5, featured on NPR's "Clever Apes" science show!
1/24/2011 Collaboration with University of Chicago is published in PNAS and featured on Chicago Public Television
11/29/2010 Professor Messersmith delivers a plenary lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials in Hiroshima
4/08/2010 Professor Messersmith admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry
4/12/2010 Professor Messersmith featured in New York Times article on biological adhesives
1/04/2010 Chemistry World Blog features research in repairing amniotic sacs via mussel proteins
12/10/2009 Chemistry World highlights use of mussel proteins in treatment for diabetes
11/17/2008 Profile of group member Lesley Hamming to be featured on PBS’ Dragonfly TV on November 22
4/16/2008 Discovery Channel website reports on mussel-inspired polymer 'primer' for layer-by-layer coatings
3/28/2008 Professor Messersmith writes Science perspective on squid beak paper by Zok and Waite groups
1/02/2008 Polydopamine coating featured in Nature Materials "News and Views" article written by Prof. Herbert Waite
12/22/2007 Geckel, our reversible wet/dry adhesive, was cited by Discover Magazine as one of the top 100 science developments of 2007
11/01/2007 Science paper discussed in Northwestern Newswire
10/30/2007 Science paper highlighed in Philippine Daily Inquirer
10/24/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in Daily Northwestern
10/20/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in Science Daily
10/19/2007 Science paper highlighted in Hindustan Times
10/19/2007 Science paper discussed in McCormick News Article
10/19/2007 Science paper highlighed in Science Friday (NPR)
10/18/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in National Geographic Online
10/18/2007 Polydopamine research highlighted in Agence France Presse
10/18/2007 Science paper highlighted in Discovery Channel
10/15/2007 Prof. Messersmith quoted in C&E News story on biomimetic tree frog adhesive
10/11/2007 Gecko/mussel adhesive research described in a Scientific American story on biomimetic adhesives
9/20/2007 Geckel research discussed in WGGB-TV (Springfield, MA), KDKF-TV (Medford, OR), WTNH-TV (Hartford), WEAR-TV (Mobile)
9/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Science Central
8/09/2007 Geckel research highlighted in San Diego Union-Tribune
8/07/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Columbus Dispatch
8/04/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Science News
7/31/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Guardian Unlimited
7/24/2007 Nature paper discussed in The New York Times
7/23/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Nanotechweb.org
7/21/2007 Nature paper discussed in Medical News Today
7/20/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
7/20/2007 Nature paper discussed in McCormick News Article
7/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in CBC News
7/19/2007 Nature paper highlighted in London's The Times
7/19/2007 Nature paper highlighted in Agence France Presse
7/19/2007 Nature paper highlighted in The Herald, UK
7/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Asian News International
7/19/2007 Geckel research highlighted in InTheNews, UK
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in MSNBC
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Technology Review by MIT
7/18/2007 Nature paper discussed by ScienceMode in Science
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in BBC News
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in National Geographic online
7/18/2007 Story in C&E News on nature paper
7/18/2007 Geckel research highlighted in Technology News Daily
7/18/2007 Nature paper discussed in Bloomberg.com
7/18/2007 Geckel reserach is highlighted in News.com.au
7/18/2007 Nature paper discussed in Science Daily magazine
7/17/2007 Geckel research highlighted in News Center, Northwestern University
12/12/2006 Postdoctoral fellow Jing Su receives Baxter-Northwestern Early Career Development Award in Bioengineering
8/28/2006 Boston Globe discusses Messersmith Group research on mussel adhesives
8/25/2006 Coverage of PNAS paper by Science magazine
8/24/2006 Mussel research announced in "News and Views" section of Nature
8/15/2006 PNAS paper highlighted in London's The Times
8/14/2006 PNAS paper discussed in New Scientist magazine
8/14/2006 PNAS paper receives press coverage in ScienceNOW magazine
8/12/2005 Mussel adhesive-inspired coatings discussed in Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine
8/11/2005 Mussel adhesive mimetics discussed in Fortune magazine
6/16/2005 Mussel adhesive-inspired nonfouling peptoids highlighted in Nature
5/18/2005 Whitaker Foundation reports on Messersmith group research
5/18/2005 Story in C&E News on mussel adhesive-inspired antifouling
5/18/2005 JACS antifouling peptoid paper highlighted in SciScoop.com
5/16/2005 JACS antifouling peptoid paper highlighted in Science Daily
5/14/2005 Mussel adhesive-inspired nonfouling peptoids highlighted in Medicals News Today, UK
12/18/2004 Mussel adhesive-inspired nonfouling peptoids highlighted in Science News
11/30/2004 Messersmith Group to collaborate in bionanotechnology institute targeting advances in medicine
11/04/2004 Messersmith Group and IBNAM collaborators to share $7.5M grant from the NIH
2/19/2004 Mussel adhesives research highlighted in NU Observer
1/28/2004 Messersmith group research covered in article: "Sticky Science: Adhesives and Glues" in Chemistry by American Chemical Society (PDF 622KB)
1/24/2004 Article in the Dallas Morning News highlights group's research on mussel adhesives
7/17/2003 Medical Design News article highlights Messersmith group research (PDF 3.9MB)
6/25/2003 Potential benefits of non-fouling mussel adhesives cited in Men's Health magazine
6/21/2003 Mussel adhesive research highlighted in the Chicago Tribune
6/12/2003 April 9 JACS paper highlighted in MRS Bulletin
4/28/2003 Mussel adhesive research highlighted in Business Week: Developments to Watch
4/24/2003 New Scientist reports on mussel adhesive research
4/22/2003 UPI Science News: Mussel 'glue' can anchor medical implants
4/17/2003 Finanical Times: Implants get mussel power ... TECHNOLOGY WORTH WATCHING
4/11/2003 The Engineer publishes article on mussel adhesive research
4/11/2003 Mussel adhesive research in United Press International story
4/9/2003 Science Daily highlights JACS paper "Mussel Adhesive Protein Mimetic Polymers for the Preparation of Nonfouling Surfaces"
4/1/2003 JACS paper "Mussel Adhesive Protein Mimetic Polymers for the Preparation of Nonfouling Surfaces" highlighted in March 28 issue of Science
1/17/2003 February 2003 issue of Discover Magazine features report on Messersmith group research efforts to develop new medical and dental materials that mimic mussel adhesive proteins
12/3/2002 Upcoming Lecture: Biologically Inspired Strategies for Adhesive and Nonadhesive Biomaterials
10/8/2002 Northwestern, NASA Team Up Through Nanotechnology
10/8/2002 Upcoming Lecture: Smart Polymer-Smart Protein Bioconjugates
4/22/2002 BioMedNet News Report: "Bio-inspired polymers mimic nature's strongest glue" at Experimental Biology 2002