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Welcome to the web page for the Jennings Lab, a leading group in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University.

On this site, you will find links to information on members of the research group and our publications.

Bioinspired Materials and Surfaces Lab

Our research efforts are aimed at the molecular design and fabrication of new surfaces and materials that mimic, replicate, or employ highly functional biological systems. We use the methods of self-assembly as well as surface-initiated polymerizations (grafting from) to modify surfaces with molecular or (bio)macromolecular films for applications in solar energy conversion, responsive coatings, superhydrophobic surfaces, and nanoscale lubrication. The lab seeks to train a cadre of talented young minds in the molecular and interfacial aspects of biohybrid, bio-inspired, and bioreplica materials.