Aizenberg Research

The Aizenberg group is designing adaptive, homeostatic materials that self-regulate temperature, light, chemical reactions, and more in response to a changing environment.

Aizenberg Research

Inspired by biological examples of highly controlled nanofiber self-organization, such as the clustering of beetles’ tarsi, the Aizenberg group has pioneered the use of self-assembling synthetic nanofibers to generate previously unseen structures with unique helical patterns and hierarchical order.

Aizenberg Research

The Aizenberg group pursues a wide range of research interests that include biomineralization, self-adapting materials, slippery omniphobic surfaces, bio-inspired optics, colloidal self-assembly, selective surface wettability, nanofabrication, and bio-nano interfaces. Much of their work uses biological principles as guidance in developing new, bio-inspired design strategies that would lead to advanced materials and devices, with broad impact in fields ranging from architecture to energy efficiency to medicine.