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Chemistry Department

Sarah Goh

Organic Chemist

Our research investigates non-covalent assemblies based on biological system through: development of self-assembled hydrogels by integrating synthetic polymer and protein-mimetic components, resulting in materials with tunable properties and function; advancement of enzymatic polymerization methodologies for the preparation of functional polymers by exploring active site geometries through genetic engineering; and evaluation of protein- and polysaccharide-based platforms for the targeted placement of active nano-catalyst centers in order to control macroscale function and architecture of these assemblies.