Welcome to the Ulijn Group website. We develop molecular materials and systems using simple biological building blocks with unique properties, such as adaptability, transient responsiveness and molecular recognition. These properties open up new applications in wide ranging areas ranging from biomedicine to nanotechnology. [Group Members and Full Biography]
Ulijn Group at ASRC
The Strathclyde and New York sections of the Ulijn Group enjoyed an fun and action packed week in New York with our annual large group meeting followed by the Active & Adaptive Materials conference at ASRC.
New Soft Matter Paper
In collaboration with the Tuttle group and recently published in Soft Matter, Ivan has combined computational and experimental methodologies to gain understanding on hierarchical self-assembly of Fmoc-dipeptides showing the lateral aggregation of fibers to form twisted ribbons and elucidating the interactions involved on this process. This study shows how MD simulations combined with spectroscopic and microscopy results enable development of atomistic models which then can be used to gain understanding of Fmoc-dipeptides nano structures.