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Office: IQ-207-J

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Field(s):Biomedical, Polymers

Current Course(s):

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Post-Doctoral Biomedical Engineering, Grenoble Institute of Technology, 2013
  • PhD Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2011
  • BS Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2007
  • INQU4010 Momentum Transfer Operations
  • INQU4011 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • INQU4027 Chemical Engineering Seminar
  • INQU6029 Graduate Seminar
  • INQU8996 Doctoral Seminar
  • Biomaterials,Layer-by-Layer
  • Biopolymers,Mammalian Cell Culture
  • Tissue Engineering,Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Almodóvar J., Guillot R, Monge C., Vollaire J., Selimovic Š., Luc-Coll J., Khademhosseini A., Picart C.; “Spatial patterning of BMP-2 and BMP-7 on biopolymeric films and the guidance of muscle cell fate”, Biomaterials, 35(13), 2014, 3975-3985
  • Almodóvar J., Mower J., Banerjee A., Sarkar A., Ehrhart N.P., Kipper M.J.; “Chitosan-Heparin Polyelectrolyte Multilayers on Cortical Bone: Periosteum-Mimetic, Cytophillic, Antibacterial Coatings”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 110(2), 2013, 609-618 **Article featured on the Spotlights section of Vol 110, Issue 2**
  • Almodóvar J., Place L.W., Gogolski J., Kipper M.J.; “Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Polysaccharide-Based Multilayers: A Spectroscopic Study of Hydrophilicity, Composition, and Ion Pairing”; Biomacromolecules, 12, 2011, 2755-2765
  • Almodóvar J., Kipper M.J.; “Coating Electrospun Chitosan Nanofibers With Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Using the Polysaccharides Heparin and N,N,N-Trimethyl Chitosan”, Macromolecular Biosciences, 11, 2011, 72-76
  • Almodóvar J., Bacon S., Gogolski J., Kisiday J.D., Kipper M.J.; “Polysaccharide-Based Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Surface Coatings can Enhance Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Response to Adsorbed Growth Factors”, Biomacromolecules, 11, 2010, 2629-2639