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ENGINEERING IN TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE

Hard Pollen: “Practically Indestructible Materials”

Pollen represents one of nature’s most durable materials, which can be easily obtained at low cost. We explore pollen as a natural alternative to polymer synthesis and focus our research on pollen processing and utilizing pollen-based materials in various fields such as drug delivery, food technology, tissue engineering, and beyond.  

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Park S, Chin H, Hwang Y, Fan TF, Cho NJ

"A Facile Approach to Patterning Pollen Microparticles for In Situ Imaging." 

Applied Materials Today 2020; Accepted.

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Fan TF*, Hwang Y*, Ibrahim MS, Ferracci G, Cho NJ

(* denotes equal first authors)

"Influence of Chemical and Physical Change of Pollen Microgels on Swelling/De-swelling Behavior." 

Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2020; Accepted.

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Zhao Z*, Hwang Y*, Yang Y, Fan TF, Song J**, Suresh S**, Cho NJ**

(* denotes equal first authors   ** denotes equal corresponding authors)

"Actuation and Locomotion Driven by Moisture in Paper Made with Natural Pollen."

PNAS 2020; 117, 16, 8711-8718.

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Fan TF*, Park S*, Shi Q, Zhang X, Liu Q, Song Y, Chin H, Ibrahim MS, Mokrzecka N, Yang Y, Li H**, Song J**, Suresh S**, Cho NJ**

(* denotes equal first authors   ** denotes equal corresponding authors)

"Transformation of Hard Pollen into Soft Matter."

Nature Communications 2020; 11, 1449 (2020).

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Maric T, Nasir MZM, Rosli NF, Budanović M, Webster RD, Cho NJ, Pumera M

"Microrobots Derived from Variety Plant Pollen Grains for Efficient Environmental Clean Up and as an Anti-Cancer Drug Carrier."

Advanced Functional Materials 2020; 2000112.

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