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Lara A. Estroff
Prof. Estroff's research program is in the field of synthetic bio-inspired materials. Within this larger field, her lab takes three approaches: 1) the structural and mechanical characterization of naturally occurring biominerals; 2) the application of strategies learned from biology to create new materials with controlled materials properties; and 3) the design of in vitro systems to answer questions from biology. In particular, her lab is recognized as a leader in the study of crystal growth mechanisms in gels and the high-resolution characterization of biomineralized tissues.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemistry and Chemical Biology
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Department of Materials Science and Engineering