Christopher DelRe, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Nanoscience Initiative

Chris received his BS/MS degree in materials science and engineering from Drexel University (2010 – 2015). He then received a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (2015 – 2020). During his PhD, Chris focused on stabilizing enzymes and using enzymes as building blocks to design protein-based materials. His major research contributions involve manipulating the interactions between embedded enzymes and their host polymers, leading to single-use plastics that can be depolymerized on-demand at the material’s end-of-life into recyclable and metabolizable by-products.  After completing his PhD, Chris started a postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University (2021 – present), where he interfaces proteins with porous nanocrystals to control their self-assembly, stability, and pore accessibility in water. The DelRe lab at ASRC and CUNY currently focuses on engineering new materials based on confined proteins and synthetic polymers.


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