Jeremiah J Gassensmith
Biochemistry and Chemistry
B. Sc. 2003, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Ph.D. 2009, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Postdoctoral Associate, Northwestern University
Jeremiah J Gassensmith is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas. He runs an independent lab called the Gassensmith Lab having three areas of research, wherein biologically inspired viral capsids are used to improve the performance and processability of new materials that otherwise would not be as easily accessible without the noncovalent forces provided by these unique scaffolds:
- The use of viral capsids as templates for the formation of well defined capsids for in vivo and in vitro therapeutics and diagnostics.
- Rational design and synthesis of 3-dimentional graphitic material for use in light-weight lithium-air batteries.
- Studying the self-assembly properties of synthetic and biological polymers to form a dielectric media for wrap-around gated carbon nanotube field effect transistors.