Our laboratory is part of the new Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine (link). Our Laboratory of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery,
Bionanotechnology and Molecular Recognition has been the leading group and pacesetter in the
field of drug delivery and controlled release,
a field that has been developed into a mature area
of scholarly and applied research. In addition we
have had extensive contributions in biomaterials
and bionanotechnology, and have contributed
seminal work in the field of feedback controlled
biomedical devices. The multidisciplinary approach
of this research in bionanotechnology and
biomolecular engineering blends modern molecular
and cellular biology with engineering to generate
next-generation systems and devices, including bioMEMS
with enhanced applicability, reliability, functionality,
and longevity. Our contributions have been translated
into more than twenty medical products with multibillion
Our recent research has concentrated in three major areas, protein drug delivery, recognitive systems for diagnosis and delivery of therapeutic agents, and regenerative medicine or tissue engineering. For this work he has received significant funding in the last six years (he has been at UT since January 2003) from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Texas 4000, the US-Portugal program and numerous companies.
|Todd W.B Gehr
||Jennifer J. Sahlin
||Atul R. Khare
|Richard W. Korsmeyer
||Diana Snelling van Blarcom
||Mary T. am
||J. Eric Dietz
||Martin L. Gran
||Jay O. Blanchette
||J. Zachary Hilt
||David B. Henthorn
||Kristy M. Wood
||Robert S. Parker
||E. Hunter Lauten
||Donald E. Owens III
|Alec B. Scranton
Christopher N. Bowman
* Green indicates those in academic positions
* Asterisk indicates former post docs
Celebration of the Founding of AICHE 100 Years Ago with article in the chemical heritage foundation magazine by Nicholas Peppas (Fall 2008) (click here)
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Photos of Students During NAP Tenure at Univ. of Texas
Profile of a husband and wife team: Nicholas and Lisa (PDF Version)
Video Presentations Featuring Lab Research
On December 17, Dr. Peppas presented a new invited talk on Intelligent and diagnostic therapeutic systems at the US-Japan Drug Delivery meeting.
On November 23, Dr. Peppas gave an invited seminar at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China. He spoke on the Past, Present and Future of Biomaterials.
On November 20, Dr. Peppas have a plenary lecture at the 2015 Chinese Biomaterials Congress, in Haiku, Hainan, China. He spoke on Smart Biomaterials for Diagnosis of Diseases and Improvement of the Quality of Life of Patients.
On November 17, Dr. Peppas headed a delegation of US NAE member who participated at a Forum on Grand Challenges for Biomaterials in the 21st Century in Chengdu, China. He spoke on The Challenge to Improve the Response of Biomaterials to the Physiological Environment.
On September 1, Dr. Peppas received the International Award from the European Society for BiomatKrakow lecture. He presented a seminar on Intelligent Polymer Hydrogels: From Obscure Molecular Structures to Useful Multifunctional Systems.
On July 27, Dr. Peppas was recognized for his seminal contributions to the field of Controlled Release at the International CRS meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. He spoke on Intelligent Polymer Hydrogels: From Obscure Molecular Structures to Useful Multifunctional Systems for Drug and Protein Delivery, Targeting and Molecular Sensing. At the same meeting a Travel fellowship in his name was established.
On June 4, Dr. Peppas presented a plenary lecture on Intelligent and Recognitive Nanoscale Systems for New Therapeutic Applications at the 10th Panhellenic Chemical Engineering Symposium in Patras, Greece.
In June, Dr. Peppas traveled to Patras, Greece, where he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Patras. He gave an inaugural lecture on Molecular Networks and Hydrogels in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (June 3, 2015).
Awarding of an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent to Nicholas Peppas, March 1999 (in Flemish and English)
Awarding of an honorary doctorate by the University of Parma to Nicholas Peppas, October 1999 (in Italian)
Awarding of an honorary doctorate by the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, March 2000 (in Greek)
Ed Merrill seminar at MIT, 2001
KXAN Interview about Biomedical research, Austin, 2003
2003 SFB Founders' award: Ed Merrill
Nicholas Peppas gives the 2007 AIChE Institute Lecture
Recent Laboratory Publications
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1. B Carillo-Conde, E Brewer, AM Lowman, NA Peppas, Complexation Hydrogels as Oral Delivery Vehicles of Therapeutic Antibodies: An in-vitro and Ex-vivo Evaluation of Antibody Stability and Bioactivity, Ind. Engn. Chem. Res. (in press)
2. BV Slaughter, AT Blanchard, KF Maass, NA Peppas, Dynamic swelling behavior of interpenetrating polymer networks in response to temperature and pH, J Appl Polym Sci, 132, 42076 (2015) (link)
3. MC Koetting, JT Peters, SD Steichen, NA Peppas, Stimulus-responsive Hydrogels: Theory, modern advances and applications, Mat. Sci. Engin. R: Reports, 93, 1-49 (2015) (link).
4. SR Marek, ML Gran, NA Peppas, M Caldorera-Moore, Intelligent, Responsive Metal-Hydrogel Systems for Controlled Delivery of Cancer Therapeutics, in HJ Schneider, ed, Chemoresponsive Materials: Stimulation by Chemical and Biological Stimulation, RSC, London, 2015 in press.
5. DS Spencer, AS Puranik, NA Peppas, Intelligent Nanoparticles for Advanced Drug Delivery in Cancer Treatment, Curr. Opin Chem. Engineer., 7, 84-92 (2015) (link).
6. N Annabi, A Tamayol, SR Shin, AM Ghaemmaghami, NA Peppas, A Khademhosseini, Surgical Materials: Current Challenges and Nano-enabled Solutions, Nano Today, 9, 574-589 (2014). (link)
PubMed Search (for more recent publications including the texts)
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National Distinctions of Laboratory Graduates
Other Important videos from the lab and some of its graduates: