Faculty Profiles

Matthew L Becker
Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
B120 Levine Science Res Center, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 681-3812

Overview

Education:

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

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

Nikam, Shantanu P., et al. “Antibiotic eluting poly(ester urea) films for control of a model cardiac implantable electronic device infection.Acta Biomaterialia, May 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2020.04.025. 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

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

Kleinfehn, Alex P., et al. “Modulating Bioglass Concentration in 3D Printed Poly(propylene fumarate) Scaffolds for Post-Printing Functionalization with Bioactive Functional Groups.Biomacromolecules, vol. 20, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 4345–52. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00941. Full Text

Silantyeva, Elena A., et al. “Postfabrication Tethering of Molecular Gradients on Aligned Nanofibers of Functional Poly(ε-caprolactone)s.Biomacromolecules, vol. 20, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 4494–501. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01264. Full Text

Dreger, Nathan Z., et al. “Zwitterionic amino acid-based Poly(ester urea)s suppress adhesion formation in a rat intra-abdominal cecal abrasion model.Biomaterials, vol. 221, Nov. 2019, p. 119399. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2019.119399. Full Text

Pages

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.

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.