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Faculty Profile

Adam Ekenseair

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
617.373.8742
213A Lake Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Biography

Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2013.

The primary focus of my research is exploring the complex interplay between material composition, structural hierarchy, and biological response. The main goal of these efforts is to establish reliable techniques for both active and passive control of cell behavior by controlling matrix and scaffold composition and morphology in order to develop novel therapies for tissue regeneration and the treatment of disease.

Current efforts include the generation of 3D-printed scaffolds to direct tissue organization and repair in a spatiotemporal manner, the production of novel biopolymers for use as injectable, in situ forming tissue engineering scaffolds, and the pursuit of novel treatments for diseases of the bowel based on regenerative medicine.

Education

  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering) University of Arkansas, 2005
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Bioengineering) Rice University, 2010-2013

Research & Scholarship Interests

Synthesis and application of novel polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications
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Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • A.K. Ekenseair, F.K. Kasper, A.G. Mikos, Perspectives on the Interface of Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 65, 2013, 89-92
  • A.K. Ekenseair, N.A. Peppas, Network Structure and Methanol Transport Dynamics in Poly(methyl methacrylate), AIChE Journal, 58(5), 2012,
  • 1600-1609
  • A.K. Ekenseair, K.W.M. Boere, S.N. Tzouanas, T.N. Vo, F.K. Kasper, A.G. Mikos, Structure-Property Evaluation of Thermally and Chemically Gelling Injectable Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, Biomacromolecules, 13, 2012, 2821-2830
  • A.K. Ekenseair, K.W.M. Boere, S.N. Tzouanas, T.N. Vo, F.K. Kasper, A.G. Mikos, Synthesis and Characterization of Thermally and Chemically Gelling Injectable Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, Biomacromolecules, 13, 2012, 1908-1915
  • A.K. Ekenseair, R.N. Seidel, N.A. Peppas, Tuning the Transport Dynamics of Small Penetrant Molecules in Glassy Polymers, Polymer, 53(18), 2012, 4010-4017

Related News

August 6, 2017

ChE's Adam Ekenseair, Lucas Landherr, and Courtney Pfluger all were honored for their poster sessions during the American Society of Engineering Education Chemical Engineering Division Summer School.

July 17, 2017

ChE PhD student Meryem Pehlivaner, '18, was featured in R&D's article "Bacteria-Coated Nanofiber Electrodes Digest Pollutants" about the research she is doing in Assistant Professor Adam Ekensair's lab.

July 11, 2017

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering presented ChE Assistant Professor Adam Ekenseair with an Early Career Alumni Award.

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