Faculty Profiles

Matthew L Becker
Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
B120 Levine Science Res Center, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 681-3812



Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis 2003

M.A., Washington University in St. Louis 2000

B.S., Northwest Missouri State University 1998

Research Areas:
Synthesis, Physical, Organic, Nanoscience and Materials

Yeazel, Taylor R., and Matthew L. Becker. “Advancing Toward 3D Printing of Bioresorbable Shape Memory Polymer Stents.Biomacromolecules, vol. 21, no. 10, Oct. 2020, pp. 3957–65. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.0c01082. Full Text

Nikam, Shantanu P., et al. “Antibiotic eluting poly(ester urea) films for control of a model cardiac implantable electronic device infection.Acta Biomater, vol. 111, July 2020, pp. 65–79. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2020.04.025. Full Text

Nikam, Shantanu P., et al. “Zwitterion Surface-Functionalized Thermoplastic Polyurethane for Antifouling Catheter Applications.Biomacromolecules, vol. 21, no. 7, July 2020, pp. 2714–25. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00456. Full Text

Worch, Joshua C., et al. “Elastomeric polyamide biomaterials with stereochemically tuneable mechanical properties and shape memory.Nature Communications, vol. 11, no. 1, June 2020, p. 3250. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16945-8. Full Text

Shin, Y., and M. L. Becker. “Alternating ring-opening copolymerization of epoxides with saturated and unsaturated cyclic anhydrides: Reduced viscosity poly(propylene fumarate) oligomers for use in cDLP 3D printing.” Polymer Chemistry, vol. 11, no. 19, May 2020, pp. 3313–21. Scopus, doi:10.1039/d0py00453g. Full Text

Le Fer, Gaëlle, and Matthew L. Becker. “4D Printing of Resorbable Complex Shape-Memory Poly(propylene fumarate) Star Scaffolds.Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 12, no. 20, May 2020, pp. 22444–52. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acsami.0c01444. Full Text

Zhu, T., et al. “Solution-Processed Flexible Broadband Photodetectors with Solution-Processed Transparent Polymeric Electrode.” Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, no. 15, Apr. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1002/adfm.201909487. Full Text

Stubbs, C. J., et al. “Unsaturated Poly(ester-urethanes) with Stereochemically Dependent Thermomechanical Properties.” Macromolecules, vol. 53, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 174–81. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01700. Full Text

Sayko, R., et al. “Degradation of Block Copolymer Films Confined in Elastic Media: Molecular Dynamics Simulations.” Macromolecules, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01795. Full Text

Wang, K., et al. “High performance perovskites solar cells by hybrid perovskites co-crystallized with poly(ethylene oxide).” Nano Energy, vol. 67, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104229. Full Text


Moore, N. M., and M. L. Becker. “Bioactive Self-Assembled Monolayer Gradients.” Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces: Methods and Applications, 2012, pp. 329–63. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9781118166086.ch13. Full Text

Becker, M. L., et al. “Identification of a highly-specific hydroxyapatite-binding peptide using phage display.” 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, vol. 4, 2008.

Gallant, N. D., et al. “Bioactive surface gradients for combinatorial studies of cell adhesion.” 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, vol. 2, 2008.

Bauer, B. J., et al. “Chromatographic separation of single wall carbon nanotubes.” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 922, 2006, pp. 82–88. Scopus, doi:10.1557/proc-0922-u09-01. Full Text

Becker, M. L., et al. “Synthetic methodologies for the surface derivatization of shell crosslinked nanoparticles.” American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, vol. 43, no. 1, 2002, p. 323.

Becker, M. L., et al. “Biocompatible surface functionalized shell crosslinked nanoparticles for use in biological applications.” American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, vol. 43, no. 2, 2002, pp. 682–83.

Becker, M. L., and K. L. Wooley. “Radical-based preparation of block copolymers containing fluorine tags: tools for detailed analysis of nanostructured materials.” American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, vol. 41, no. 2, 2000, pp. 1328–29.