🏢 Pulp and Paper Building, Room 010, 012, 022
🔬 Research interest: biological materials, bio-inspired materials, structural proteins, self-assembly, collagen, liquid-liquid phase separation, liquid crystals, metal coordination, adhesives, self-healing materials, mussels
Nature can teach humans how to make better materials in a more sustainable way. Research in the Harrington group is focused on understanding biochemical structure–property relationships in the function and formation of protein-based biological materials and applying extracted design principles for the development and production of new bio-inspired materials. This fundamental work has potential impact in areas of sustainable plastics, tissue engineering, and high-performance adhesives.