Hammond Research in the News:

Nov. 6, 2013: Microneedle technology developed in the Hammond and Irvine labs by recent grad Dr. Pete Demuth was featured on PBS NOVA "Making Stuff Safer"

ACS Nano 2013 DOI: 10.1021/nn4047925 article on LbL siRNA/chemotherapy combination nanoparticles was featured in the news:

July 2, 2013: "Nanoparticles, made to order
inside and out" MIT News featuring Adv. Mater. 2013 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302025

July 1, 2013: "Scalable Manufacture of Built-to-Order Nanomedicine: Spray-Assisted Layer-by-Layer Functionalization of PRINT Nanoparticles"
featured on the frontpiece of Advanced Materials.

July 2013: Sci. Transl. Med. 2013, 5, 191ra83 featured in the Boston Globe, "MIT nanotech research targets bone repair surgery: Producing a superglue for implants"; in Chemical & Engineering News, "Longer lasting artificial joints"; and in the NIH Director's Blog, "Promoting the longtime marriage of bone and implant."

June 26, 2013: "Osteogenesis from multilayered implants" featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine. Listen to a podcast of Prof. Hammond discussing this work.

May 23, 2013: ACS Nano 2013 DOI: 10.1021/nn4010n featured in Chemical & Engineering News "Bandages Silence Genes"

April 24, 2013: Professor Hammond was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

March 27, 2013: Watch a biography of Prof. Hammond from the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry featuring short films highlighting 8 leading women in chemistry.

March 16, 2013: Listen to a podcast from the Museum of Science featuring Prof. Hammond and her collaborators discussing microneedle delivery of DNA vaccines.

Micro-needles could painlessly tattoo DNA vaccines into the skin  Fox News Jan. 29, 2013
Featuring Nature Materials 2013 DOI: 101038/NMAT3550

Watch a clip of Prof. Hammond featured on channel WCBV Chronicle show "Gamechangers":
The work of MIT's Paula Hammond may save lives at war and at home.
Nov. 16, 2012

New hip implant coating: nanoscale films promote bone growth

Inside Science TV - August 2012

MIT's Paula Hammond finds big potential in molecules

 The Boston Globe by Mary Carmichael - July 15, 2012

siRNA delivery: Loaded-up microsponges

Schematic outlining the
                  one-pot synthesis of polymers of short double-stranded
                  RNA (dsRNA) hairpins and their spontaneous assembly,
                  over approximately 20 h, into 2-[mu]m-diameter RNAi
                  microsponges through a series of intermediate
Schematic outlining the one-pot synthesis of polymers of short double-stranded RNA

Nature Materials by Wade W. Grabow & Luc Jaeger (March 22, 2012)

Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres
New RNA interference method holds promise for treating cancer, other diseases.

Snapshot of MIT's webpage (February 27, 2012)

MITnews by Anne Trafton (February 27, 2012)

New Medical Sponge Stops Bleeding

TheBostonChannel.com - January 24, 2012

Biological Sponges Could Prevent Battlefield Deaths

Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Forbes by John Farrel - January 10, 2012

Harnessing the Power of Polymers

Credit: John Soares

Technology Review by Anne Trafton - November 1, 2011.

Plasmons Enhance Solar-Cell Output:
Electron waves associated with core-shell particles lead to thinner better-performing devices

Silver-TiO2 core-shell nanoparticles (TEM shown)
                  enhance the performance of dye-sensitized solar
Silver-TiO2 core-shell nanoparticles (TEM shown)
enhance the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells.

Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) by Mitch Jocoby - August 15, 2011

Paula Hammond On Creating Batteries That Release Energy Rapidly

Paula Hammond
Photo by Trevor Paulhus

FastCompany.com by Rachel Z. Arndta - August 8, 2011

Removable 'Cloak' for Nanoparticles Helps Them Target Tumors

National Cancer Institute - May 2011

Nano-particles to Target Acidic Tumor Microenvironment for Enhanced Drug Delivery

MIT3’s polymer coating is shed as the particle approaches a tumor, exposing positive charges. Thoscharges help the particle be absorbed through the tumor cell membrane.

Azonano.com - May 16, 2011.

Removable ‘Cloak’ for Nanoparticles Helps Them Target Tumors

The outer layer of this nanoparticle (in yellow)
                  falls off in an acidic environment
The outer layer of this nanoparticle (in yellow) falls off in an acidic environment. (Image: Stephen Morton)

Nanowrek News - May 2, 2011

Professor Hammond's Research Highlighted in the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

Dedication Ceremony - March 4, 2011

Superbug-Resistant Bandages
MaterialViews.com - Oct 10, 2010

Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries dramatically improves energy capacity
Nanotechwire.com - Jun 26, 2010

Printed Electronics World: Enhancing the power of batteries
Printed Electronics World - Jun 23, 2010

MIT Professor Honored As Scientist of the Year
Harvard Crimson - Apr 5, 2010

Energy researchers find Obama an eager student MIT News, 10/27/09. Professor Hammond discusses the group research with President Obama. See the 3-minute video clip from CNN here.

Promise of Solar Energy Tech TV, 04/27/09. Professor Hammond talks about the promise of solar energy and why MIT is uniquely positioned to help realize that promise.

Nanotube Superbatteries
Technology Review,

Batteries Invisible to the Naked Eye
Enerzine - Sep 16, 2008 (news in French)

Medicine's Next Big Thing: MIT Breakthroughs
Medical Breakthroughs by Ivanhoe,

In Search of Forever
The Economist,

Pump up the Power Federal News Radio, "Daily Debrief with Amy Morris", 5/22/2008.
Professor Hammond addresses the questions on the future of fuel cells. Full interview (.wma)

More-Powerful Fuel Cells
Technology Review,

Hope on the horizon: Electrochemical Energy
MIT TechTalk, 5/21/2008.

Polymer Electrolyte Improves Fuel Cell Performance
Materials Today, 5/8/2008.

Paula Hammond: watching me, watching you
Earth & Sky, podcast, 5/6/2008

A 'Micro Pharmacy' Inside
MIT News,

Roll-up fuel cells
MIT Spectrum,
Winter 2007.

Viral Manufacturing
Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards,
November 2006.

Smart Materials Could Help Engineer a New Liver
Technology Review,

Viruses for the electronics toolkit
Nature Biotechnology, May 2006, 24(5), 529

Viruses rise to the surface
Materials Today, April 2006.

MIT researchers build tiny batteries with viruses
Eurekalert, 4/6/06

Nature and the fabrication of novel materials
Materials Today, January 2005.

Spider Silk Wear
ScienCentral News, 2/5/04

MIT Lab Works to Mimic Spider Silk
MIT News, 4/18/03

Softer, Pliable Electronics
Chemical & Engineering News, 1/6/03

Hammond Group Members' News:

Nov 12, 2013:  Nisarg Shah won the Collegiate Inventors Silver Award for his invention, "A Bioactive Interface for Implant Bonding and Tissue Repair".  As a Finalist in this prestigious and highly competitive national competition, he traveled to Washington DC to present to the most influential patent and invention experts in the nation.  

Nov 9, 2013: Julia Sun, an undergraduate research group member working on growth factor containing thin films for wound healing with postdoc Ben Almquist, won first place in the AIChE Undergraduate Poster Contest at the 2013 Annual Meeting.  Congratulations to Julia!

Oct 7, 2013: Congratulations to Nisarg Shah for being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition! Each year 6-7 innovations are selected from North American universities for the final.

Sept 4, 2013: Congratulations to our PhD graduate Dr. Kittipong Saetia!

Aug 15, 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Erik Dreaden for winning an NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein  Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Apr 7, 2013: Congratulations to Nisarg Shah and Peter DeMuth on receiveing the ACS POLY Award for excellence in graduate polymer research!

Mar 26, 2013: Congratulations to our PhD graduate Dr. Peter DeMuth!

Jan, 2013: Welcome to new graduate students Marianna, Jae, Chibueze, and Mackenzie!

Nov 27, 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Ben Almquist for winning the NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellowship!

July 30th, 2012: Congratulations to Nisarg Shah for winning the 2012 Design and Research Award of the Biomedical Engineering Society for his submitted work on bone tissue regeneration!
Congratulations to Peter DeMuth on becoming a 2013 Siebel Scholar! The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering.

July 6th, 2012: Welcome to new postdocs Young Hoon Roh and Julio D'Arcy.

May 4th, 2012: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Rebecca Ladewski.

March 22nd, 2012: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Michael Petr.

March 15th, 2012: Welcome to postdoc Erik Dreaden who joined the Hammond Labs.

February 18th, 2012: Professor Hammond was selected a 2012 ACS POLY Division Fellow.

February 1st, 2012: Welcome to postdocs Brian S. Aitken and Wonjoon Choi who joined the Hammond Labs.

December 13th, 2011: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Dan Bonner.

December 8th, 2011: Welcome to postdocs Mohi Quadir and Jason Deng who joined the Hammond Labs.

August 15th, 2011: Welcome to postdocs Sun Hwa Lee and Benjamin Almquist who joined the Hammond Labs.

June 15th, 2011:
Welcome to Visiting Scientist from Samsung Electronics Co. Seong-Woo Choi who joined the Hammond Labs.

June 4th, 2011: Welcome to Hammond lab alums joining us for the Hammond Labs Reunion.

June 3rd, 2011: Happy commencement day to our Ph.D. graduates: Anita, Jessie, Amanda, Daniel S., and Zhiyong.

May 11th, 2011: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Anita Shukla.

May 9th, 2011: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Sze Yinn (Jessie) Wong.

April 4th, 2011: Congratulations to undergraduate student Jean Fang, who is a UROP working with graduate student Anita Shukla, for taking first place for her presentation at the Spring 2011 AIChE Northeast Student Regional Conference!

March 18th, 2011: Congratulations to graduate student Daniel Bonner, who won first place in the 2011 Program for Polymer Science and Technology Poster Contest!

March 2nd, 2011: Professor Hammond was one of the top 100 Materials Scientists for 2000-2010 released by Thomson-Reuters identifying the world’s top materials scientists who achieved the highest citation impact scores for their papers (articles and reviews).

January 6th, 2011: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Zhiyong Poon.

December 13th, 2010: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Amanda Engler.

December 8th, 2010: Congratulations to our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Daniel Schmidt.

December 4th, 2009: Professor Hammond is elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for outstanding contributions to the design of novel biomaterials and carriers for drug delivery.