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

Phillip B. Messersmith Research Group

Current Research Topics

The Messersmith group seeks to utilize biologically inspired strategies to develop new biomaterials for the repair, replacement, or augmentation of human tissue. The use of biological strategies to synthesize and/or process materials (biomimetics) is a rapidly emerging area of materials science and biomaterials research. For more information on current research activities, please follow the links below. For other information about the group, click on the links shown on the left.