Biomimetic Design of Protein Microspheres

SUNGKWON, YOON and WILLIAM, T. NICHOLS (2014) Biomimetic Design of Protein Microspheres. In: International Conference on Advances in Environmental and Bio-Technology - AEBT 2014, 04-05 January, 2014, Bangkok.

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Living cells in our body present striking complex structures and functions. Inspired by this, biomimetic design approaches for protein microspheres are discussed. The protein microspheres are synthesized using an ultrasonic method. Size control and surface morphology modification is achieved by modulating experimental parameters. The concentration of protein changes the size of microspheres. Different internal oil phase defines the morphology of surface. Nanoparticles are embedded inside and outside of the microspheres, yielding nano-functionalization. Self-assembly for complex structures is also introduced using microspheres as build blocks. The designed microspheres and assembled structures are envisioned to have applications in biomedical, catalyst, and materials sciences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Protein microspheres, Sonochemistry, Ultrasonic, Biomimetics, Colloidal self-assembly
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 12:30

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