Current Members

  • Bruce Garetz

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering.
  • Currently Researching the mechanism and applications of laser-induced nucleation and the micron-scale characterization of block copolymer materials using depolarized light scattering.
  • Jin Kim Monclare

  • Associate professor of Chemistry
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering.
  • employs cutting-edge methods of protein engineering and synthetic biology with the specific aim of designing new materials, therapeutic agents, and biocatalysts relevant to medicine and industry. The lab has made essential contributions to two focused research areas: developing intelligent protein biomaterials capable of self-assembling into supramolecular structures and and engineering functional proteins/enzymes for particular substrates. The materials her lab custom-designs have utility and applications in the fields of medicine, nanoelectronics and green chemistry.
  • Jin Kim

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering.
  • The long-term goal of research in Kim’s group is engineering of proteins to solve modern scientific and engineering problems in biomolecular, biomedical, pharmaceutical and biochemical areas. My group employs advanced protein engineering tools in combination with cutting-edge biochemical, biophysical, mathematical, and computational methods to provide creative and effective solutions to important problems related to protein stability, misfolding, aggregation, and self-assembly.
  • Kalle Levon

  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering.
  • Expert in the field of organic electronics, with particular interest in medical diagnostics. Using organic electronics as early-stage cancer markers, Levon focuses his efforts on assisting medical doctors with point-of-care diagnostics. Levon is a member of the National Institute of Health’s Biointerfaces and Biomaterials group.
  • Mary K. Cowman

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Bioengineering
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Mary Cowman’s work focuses on the structure, function, and medical applications of biomaterials, with special expertise in hyaluronan polysaccharide. Bioanalytical and biophysical chemistry of macromolecules in solution, on surfaces, and in confined environments. Development of atomic force microscopy methods for the imaging and characterization of single biological macromolecules and complexes.
  • Daniel Malamud

  • Professor of Basic Science, NYU College of Dentistry
  • Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), NYU School of Medicine
  • Director of HIV/AIDS Research Program (HARP)
  • NYU
  • Daniel Malamud specializes in the development of anti-HIV agents and oral-based diagnostics. Current studies focus on a point-of-care microfluidic cassette that can detect multiple analytes present in bacterial and viral pathogens. A second project deals with alterations in the gastrointestinal track following administration of antiviral therapy to HIV+ individuals. In this study research teams are monitoring proteomics, microbiomics and alterations in the innate immune system. Dr. Malamud's research deals with HIV pathogenesis, the design of anti-HIV drugs, and novel diagnostics using oral samples. His investigations in these areas have involved human salivary proteins that inhibit HIV infectivity and the discovery and development of anti-HIV compounds that can be used to prevent HIV infection.
  • H. Jonathan Chao

  • Professor
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • NYU, Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • H. Jonathan Chao, a recognized expert in high-performance routers. His research is focused in the areas of terabit switches/routers, network security, network on the chip, and quality of service control in high-speed networks.
  • Dr. Lara K. Mahal

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at NYU
  • NYU
  • Research interests:
  • Development of Lectin Microarray Technology for the Systems-level Analysis of Glycosylation (Glycomics). Understanding Glycan Regulation and the Role of Glycans in Cancer, Development and Pathogenesis Using Systems-Based Approaches. Dissecting the function of β-O-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (O-GlcNAc) in cell signaling.
  • Maurizio Porfiri

  • Associate Professor
  • NYU
  • Research interests:
  • Dynamical Systems Theory and Applications, Mechanics of Advanced Materials, Multiphysics Modeling, Smart Materials and Structures,
  • Mark Green

  • Professor
  • Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering
  • NYU
  • Research interests:
  • Chiral Studies Across the Spectrum of Polymer Science: From dilute solution to the glassy state, from liquid crystals to peptide nucleic acids, from viruses to holographic imaging.