People

Principal Investigator

Cecilia Leal, Ph. D., Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
1304 West Green Street, MSEB, Urbana, Illinois, USA, 61801

E-mailcecilial@illinois.edu;
Phone: 217-300-1955; Fax: 217-333-2736
Office: 201c  Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSEB)


Postdoctoral Scholar

Sherry Leung, E-mail: swsherry@illinois.edu

Involved in the study of the interaction of complex lipid topologies with inorganic and biological materials

 

Ph.D. Simon Fraser University

Graduate Students

Hojun Kim, E-mail: hkim183@illinois.edu 

Investigating the role of nanoparticle intricate structures in their capacity to cross cell membranes

 

B.S. KAIST

Minjee Kang, E-mail: mkang16@illinois.edu 

Developing lipid and lipid-polymer composite materials for surface based cellular delivery

 

B.S. Postech

Dylan Steer, E-mail: steer2@illinois.edu

Studying the interactions between hard and soft materials in the context of directed-assembly

 

B.S. University of Alberta

Sarith Bandara, E-mail: srb2@illinois.edu

Incorporating therapeutic-loaded lipid nanostructures within hydrogel biomaterials for cell reprogramming

 

B.S. MIT 

Mijung Kim, E-mail: mijungk2@illinois.edu

Developing oxygen gas sensors to discover oxygen diffusion properties within lung surfactant films

 

M.S. UNIST

Yookyung Go, E-mail: go6@illinois.edu

Developing responsive polymer-lipid hybrid thin films

 

M.S. Seoul National University

Jacob Rueben, E-mail: jrueben2@illinois.edu

Investigating phase transitions in nanostructured particles for triggered drug release

 

B.S. Oregon State University

Undergraduate Students

     
Tom Molley Bennett Kang