Wei Han

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  • Degree: PhD in BME, 2016
  • Advisor: Gabriel Lopez, Ashutosh Chilkoti
  • Research Project: Biomineralization of Peptide Assemblies

Research Interests


  1. Thapa A, Han W, Simons RH, Chilkoti A, Chi EY, . Effect of detergents on the thermal behavior of elastin-like polypeptides. Biopolymers. 2013 Jan;99(1):55-62. PMCID: PMC3481190
  2. Han W., Ista L.K., Gupta G., Li L., Harris J.M., Lopez G.P. "Siliceous Nanobiomaterials" in Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties. Springer, 2014.
  3. Han W., MacEwan S.R., Chilkoti A., Lopez G.P. "Bio-inspired Synthesis of Hybrid Silica Nanoparticles Templated from Elastin-like Polypeptide Micelles," Submitted to ACS Macro Letters.
  4. Ghoorchian A., SImon J.R., Han W., Bharti B., Zhao X., Chilkoti A., Lopez G.P. "Bio-inspired Reversibly-crosslinked Hydrogels Comprising Polypeptide Micelles Exhibit Enhanced Mechanical Properties," Submitted to Advanced Functional Materials.



  1. Materials Research Society (Fall 2014)
  2. Kewaunee CBTE Poster Session (2014)
  3. NC Triangle Soft Matter (2013)
  4. MRS Student Poster Competition (2013)
  5. Kewaunee CBTE Poster Session (2013)
  6. Kewaunee CBTE Poster Session (2012)
  7. Biomedical Engineering Society (2011)
  8. NC Triangle Soft Matter (2011)



  1. Duke EGSC Student Seminar (2012)



  1. CBTE Kewaunee Student Service Award (2012)