Dr. Rein V. Ulijn

Research Interests

The Ulijn group are interested in the development of materials and systems that mimic biology’s adaptive properties but are much simpler. These materials (including gels, emulsions, structured surfaces and nanotubes) have potential applications in health care, cosmetics, lifestyle products, food science. These applications are sought in active collaboration with researchers and companies across the globe. The approach is cross-disciplinary and covers the entire range from fundamental understanding to eventual applications and societal benefit.

Publications

AuthorsTitleJournalYearVolumePages

M. Kumar, N.L. Ing, V. Narang, N. Wijerathne, A.I. Hochbaum and R.V. Ulijn

Amino Acid-Encoded Biocatalytic Self-Assembly Enables the Formation of Transient Conducting Nanostructures

Nat. Chem.

2018

10

696-703

A. Lampel, Scott A. McPhee, H.-A. Park, G.G. Scott, S. Humagain, D.R. Hekstra, B. Yoo, P.W.J.M. Frederix, T.-D. Li, R.R. Abzalimov, S.G. Greenbaum, T. Tuttle, C. Hu, C.J. Bettinger and R.V. Ulijn

Polymeric Peptide Pigments with Sequence-encoded Properties

Science

2017

356

1064

C.G. Pappas, R. Shafi, I.R. Sasselli, H. Siccardi, T. Wang, V. Narang, R. Abzalimov, N. Wijerathne and R.V. Ulijn

Dynamic Peptide Libraries for the Discovery of Supramolecular Nanomaterials

Nature Nanotechnology

2016

11

960

G.G. Scott, P.J. McKnight, T. Tuttle and R.V. Ulijn

Tripeptide Emulsifiers

Adv. Mater.

2016

28

1381-1386

C.G. Pappas, I.R, Sasselli and R.V. Ulijn

Biocatalytic Pathway Selection in Transient Tripeptide Nanostructure

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

2015

54

8199-8123

R.A. Pires, Y.M. Abul-Haija, D.S. Costa, R. Novoa-Carballal, R.L. Reis, R.V. Ulijn and I. Pashkuleva

Controlling Cancer Cell Fate using Localized Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of an Aromatic Carbohydrate Amphiphile

J. Am. Chem. Soc.

2015

137

576-579

P.W.J.M. Frederix, G.G. Scott, Y.M. Abul-Haija, D. Kalafatovic, C.G. Pappas, N. Javid, N.T. Hunt, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle

Exploring the Sequence Space for (Tri-)peptide Self-Assembly to Design and Discover New Hydrogels

Nature Chemistry

2015

7

30-37

C.G. Pappas, T. Mutasa, P.W.J.M. Frederix, S. Fleming, S. Bai, S. Debnath, S. Kelly, A. Gachagan and R.V. Ulijn

Transient Supramolecular Reconfiguration of Peptide Nanostructures using Ultrasound

Mater. Horiz.

2015

2

198-202

S. Bai, C. Pappas, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, J. Leckie, S. Fleming and R.V. Ulijn

Stable Emulsions Formed by Self-Assembly of Interfacial Networks of Dipeptide Derivatives

ACS Nano

2014

8

7005-7013

S.K.M. Nalluri, C. Berdugo, N. Javid, P.W.J.M. Frederix and R.V. Ulijn

Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Nanostructures Based on n-Type Semiconductor-Appended Peptides

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

2014

53

5882-5887

S. Debnath, S. Roy and R.V. Ulijn

Peptide Nanofibers with Dynamic Instability through Non-Equilibrium Biocatalytic Assembly

J. Am. Chem. Soc.

2013

135

16789-16792

A.R. Hirst, S. Roy, M. Arora, A.K. Das, N. Hodson, P. Murray, N. Javid, J. Sefcik, J. Boekhoven, J.H. van Esch, S. Santabarbara, N.T. Hunt and R.V. Ulijn

Biocatalytic Induction of Supramolecular Order

Nature Chemistry

2010

2

1089-1094

R.J. Williams, A.M. Smith, R. Collins, N. Hodson, A.K. Das, R.V. Ulijn

Enzyme Assisted Self-Assembly under Thermodynamic Control

Nature Nanotechnology

2009

4

19-24

Job History

FromToTitleLocation

2014

Director of the Nanoscience Initiative

ASRC

2008

2014

Professor of Nanochemistry

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

2003

2008

Associate Professor

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

2001

2003

Post-doctoral Research Associate

University of Edinburgh, EdinburghUK

1998

2001

PhD

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

1992

1998

MSc

Wageningen University, Netherlands

Affiliation

Advanced Science Research Center

Phone Number

212.413.3380