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Kofinas, Peter

Kofinas, Peter

ChBE Professor and Chair
Fischell Fellow
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
2113D Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

Academic Appointments at the University of Maryland

  • Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 7/2017 – present
  • Affiliate Appointments: Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Fischell Institue of Medical Devices
  • Professor Fischell Department of Bioengineering 7/2006 – 6/2017
  • Associate Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 7/2002 - 6/2006
  • Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering 7/2001 - 6/2002
  • Assistant Professor Materials Science and Engineering 8/1996 - 6/2001
Administrative Appointments at the University of Maryland
  • Chair Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 7/2017 - present
  • Associate Dean A James Clark School of Engineering 9/2012 – 9/2017
  • Associate Chair Fischell Department of Bioengineering 7/2006 - 8/2012
  • Director of Graduate Studies Fischell Department of Bioengineering 7/2006 - 8/2012
Other Employment
  • M.I.T., Cambridge, MA Post-Doc. Chemical Engineering 7/94 - 6/1996
Educational Background

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (M.I.T.)     Cambridge, MA 

  • Ph.D.  Materials Science & Engineering  (Program in Polymer Science & Technology) 1994
  • M.S.  Chemical Engineering Practice 1989 
  • B.S.  Chemical Engineering 1989

Research Fellowships, Prizes and Awards

  • Senior Outstanding Research Award 2012, A. James Clark School of Engineering, U. of Maryland
  • Outstanding Invention of 2007, Office of Technology Commercialization, U. of Maryland
  • Outstanding Invention of 2001, Office of Technology Commercialization, U. of Maryland
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999
Teaching Awards
  • Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program Mentor 2014-2015, Office of Undergraduate Studies, U. of Maryland
  • Engaged Faculty Award 2011, A. James Clark School of Engineering, U. of Maryland
  • University of Maryland “Keystone Professor”: The Clark School Academy of Distinguished Professors, 2005 –2012
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering, U. of Maryland, Junior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, 1999
Service Awards and Honors
  • Faculty Outstanding Service Award 2013, A. James Clark School of Engineering, U. of Maryland
Recent Synergistic Activities
  • Have mentored over 80 undergraduates in research
  • Have graduated 21 PhD students, 3 of my students have faculty positions
  • Symposium Organizer: E-MRS, Strasbourg France (5/2017), “Design and hierarchical assemblies of nanomaterials”
  • GEM Fellowship Representative U. of Maryland – STEM recruiting of Underrepresented Minority Students 2013-2017


Peter Kofinas is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (since July 2017) at the University of Maryland (UMD). He been a faculty at UMD since 1996. He was previously appointed Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Graduate Programs in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he also served as Equity Officer and Diversity Officer. Dr. Kofinas holds Affiliate Appointments in the Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering Departments.

Dr. Kofinas received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989, and a PhD in the field of Polymers from MIT in 1994. He was then trained as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT for 2 years before joining the faculty at UMD in 1996.

Dr. Kofinas directs The Functional Macromolecular Laboratory (FML) at UMD, http://fml.umd.edu/. This laboratory performs research on functional polymers for a variety of technological fields ranging from medicine and pharmaceutics to energy storage and microelectronics. Kofinas works in the synthesis and structure-properties characterization of complex polymer architectures, focusing on the determination of their structure function and properties. Present problems of interest include: polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries; additive manufacturing of functional magnetodielectric polymer nanocomposites for printed electronics; near-term translational polymer based biomaterials with an emphasis on clinical application and biomedical devices such as sprayable surgical materials for the treatment of adhesions and for burn wounds; biosensors for the detection of pathogens using structural color; point-of-care medical device diagnostics.

Professor Kofinas has graduated 23 PhD students, 3 of whom have secured tenured track academic positions.  He has also graduated 9 MS Thesis students and has mentored over 100 undergraduate and high school students in research projects in his laboratory. Dr. Kofinas entrepreneurial activities include the founding of startup companies, which have been recognized by the receipt of the Outstanding Invention of the Year award twice from the University of Maryland.

Professor Kofinas has received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and has been awarded the Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching award, the Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award, and the Faculty Outstanding Service Award from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. Professor Kofinas was awarded the endowed Keystone Professorship for his exemplary undergraduate teaching skills and commitment to excellence in teaching fundamental engineering courses. Dr. Kofinas has also received the Engaged Faculty Award, from the Clark School of Engineering, U. of Maryland.

  • Biodegradable and Therapeutic Polymer Surgical Sealant for Treatment of Postoperative Adhesions
  • Safe high performance  polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries
  • Additively manufactured polymer nanoparticle composites for printable electronics
  • Synthetic functional polymer hydrogel for hemorrhage control
  • Point of care diagnostics for hyperammonemia and aminoacidopathies
  • Reagentless thin film nanostructured biosensor for pathogen detection

For more information, please visit fml.umd.edu



CHBE457 Design and Processing of Polymers for Biomedical Devices

CHBE 301 Chemica & Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics I

104. “Polymer nanomaterials for use as adjuvant surgical tools” M. Erdi, A. Sandler, and Peter Kofinas Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, e1889, 2023.

DOI: 10.1002/wnan.1889


103.”Highly conductive polyacrylonitrile-based hybrid aqueous/ionic liquid solid polymer electrolytes with tunable passivation for Li-ion batteries” K.B. Ludwig, R. Correll-Brown, M. Freidlin, M.N. Garaga, S. Bhattacharyya, P.M. Gonzales, A.V. Cresce, S. Greenbaum, C.S. Wang, and Peter Kofinas. Electrochimica Acta, (453) 142349, 2023.

DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2023.142349


102. “Controlled Release of a Therapeutic Peptide in Sprayable Surgical Sealant for Prevention of Postoperative Abdominal Adhesions” M. Erdi, M. Saruwatari, S. Rozyyev, C. Acha, O.B. Ayyub, A. Sandler, and P. Kofinas. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15, 14809-14098, 2023.  DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c00283


101. “3D-Printed Microinjection Needle Arrays via a Hybrid DLP-Direct Laser Writing Strategy”

S. Sarker, A. Colton, Z. Wen, X. Xu, M. Erdi, A. Jones, P. Kofinas, E. Tubaldi, P. Walczak, M. Janowski, Y. Liang, R. D. Sochol. Adv. Mater. Technol. 2201641, 2023.

DOI: 10.1002/admt.202201641


100. Phosphate Capture Enhancement Using Designed Iron Oxide-Based Nanostructures”

P.D. Ramirez, C. Lee, R. Fedderwitz, A.R. Clavijo, D.P.P. Barbosa, M. Julliot, J. Vaz-Ramos, D. Begin, S. Le Calvé, A. Zaloszyc, P. Choquet, M.A.G. Soler, D. Mertz, P. Kofinas, Y. Piao, S. Begin-Colin Nanomaterials 13, 587, 2023. DOI:10.3390/nano13030587


99. “Sprayable Tissue Adhesive with Biodegradation Tuned for Prevention of Post-Operative Abdominal Adhesions” M. Erdi, S. Rozyyev, M. Balabhadrapatruni, M.S. Saruwatari, J.L. Daristotle, O.B. Ayyub, A.D. Sandler, and P. KofinasBioengineering & Translational Medicine

 e10335, 2022. DOI:10.1002/btm2.10335     PMC9842025


98. “Evaluation of Healing Outcomes Combining A Novel Polymer Formulation with Autologous Skin Cell Suspension to Treat Deep Partial and Full Thickness Wounds in a Porcine Model; A Pilot Study” B.C. Carney, M.A. Oliver, M. Erdi, L.D. Kirkpatrick, S.P. Tranchina, S. Rozyyev, J. W Keyloun, M.S. Saruwatari, J.L. Daristotle, L.T. Moffatt, P. Kofinas, A.D. Sandler, J.W. Shupp

Burns 48(8), 1950-1965, 2022.                      DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.01.012     PMC9300815


97. “Aqueous electrolyte design for super-stable 2.5 V LiMn2O4 || Li4Ti5O12 pouch cells” J. Xu, X.Ji, J. Zhang, C. Yang, P. Wang, S. Liu, K. Ludwig, F. Chen, P. Kofinas, C.S. Wang, Nature Energy, 7, 186-193 2022.  DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00977-5


96. “Biodegradable, tissue adhesive polyester blend for safe, complete wound healing” 

J.L. Daristotle,L. Lau, S. Zaki, M. Erdi, P. Srinivasan, M. Balabhadrapatruni,

O.B. Ayyub, A.D. Sandler, and P. Kofinas, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (8), 3908-3916 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00865                 PMID 34323468          PMC8594560


95. “Microwave-assisted preparation of carbon coating layer on raspberry-shaped iron oxide particles for lithium-ion battery anodes” J.M. Kim, Y. Cho, C. Koo, C. Lee, P.D. Ramirez, D. Ko, J. Oh, S. Park, P. Kofinas, S. Begin-Colin, Y. Piao, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 115520, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2021.115520


94. “Fully printed resonance-free broadband conical inductors using engineered magnetic inks”

C. Yi, R. Fedderwitz, D. Park, C. Ding, G-Q. Lu, J. Fleischer, P. Li, P. Kofinas, S. Das, D. R. Hines, Additive Manufacturing, 44, 102034, 2021.  DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2021.102034


93. “Water Domain Enabled Transport in Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries” M.D. Widstrom, O. Borodin, K.B. Ludwig, J.E. Matthews, S. Bhattacharyya, M. Garaga, A.V. Cresce, A. Jarry, M. Erdi, C. Wang, S.G. Greenbaum, and P. Kofinas,  Macromolecules, 54, 2882−2891, 2021.   DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01960


92. “Enabling high performance all-solid-state lithium metal batteries using solid polymer electrolytes plasticized with ionic liquid” M.D. Widstrom, K.B. Ludwig, J.E. Matthews, A. Jarry, M. Erdi, A.V. Cresce, G. Rubloff, and P. Kofinas Electrochimica Acta, 136156, 2020.    

DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2020.136156


91. “Pressure-Sensitive Tissue Adhesion and Biodegradation of Viscoelastic Polymer Blends”

J.L. Daristotle, S.T. Zaki, L.W. Lau, O.B. Ayyub, M. Djouini, P. Srinivasan, M. Erdi, A.D. Sandler, and P. Kofinas, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12(14), 16050-16057, 2020.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c00497  PMID: 32191429  PMCID: PMC7271901.


90. “Sprayable and biodegradable, intrinsically adhesive wound dressing with antimicrobial properties”, J.L. Daristotle, L.W. Lau, M. Erdi, J. Hunter, A. Djoum Jr, P. Srinivasan, X. Wu, M. Basu, O.B. Ayyub, A.D. Sandler, and P. Kofinas, Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, 5(1), e10149, 2020.             DOI:10.1002/btm2.10149  PMID: 31989038  PMCID: PMC6971445.


89. “Rapid and Tunable Method to Fabricate Angle-Independent and Transferable Structurally Colored Films”, L. Torres Jr, A. Margaronis, B.M. Bellato Meinhardt, L. Granzow, O.B. Ayyub, and P. Kofinas, Langmuir, 36(5), 1252-1257, 2020.

DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03516  PMID: 31961697.


88. “Hybrid 3D Printing of Synthetic and Cell-Laden Bioinks for Shape Retaining Soft Tissue Grafts”, S. Van Belleghem, L. Torres Jr, M. Santoro, B. Mahadik, A. Wolf, P. Kofinas, J.P. Fisher, Advanced Functional Materials,1907145, 2019.

DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201907145          PMID: 33041744  PMCID: PMC7546434.


87. “Structurally colored protease responsive nanoparticle hydrogels with degradation-directed assembly”, L. Torres Jr,  J.L. Daristotle, O.B. Ayyub, B.M. Bellato Meinhardt, H. Garimella, A. Margaronis, S. Seifert, N.M. Bedford,T.J. Woehl, and P. Kofinas,

Nanoscale, 11, 17904-17912, 2019.              DOI:10.1039/C9NR04624K PMID: 31552983


86. “Improving the Adhesion, Flexibility, and Hemostatic Efficacy of a Polymer Blend

Surgical Sealant by Incorporating Silica Particles” J. L. Daristotle, S. T. Zaki, L. W. Lau, L. Torres Jr, A. Zografos, P. Srinivasan, O.B. Ayyub, A.D. Sandler, and P. Kofinas  Acta Biomaterialia,  90, 205-216, 2019.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.04.015    PMID: 30954624 PMCID: PMC6549514


85. “Multistage Chemical Heating for Instrument-Free Biosensing”

J.P. Goertz, K. M. Colvin, A.B. Lippe, J.L. Daristotle, P. Kofinas, I.M. White

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10(39), 33043–33048, 2018.  DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b11611


84.  “Spray Processed Composites with High Conductivity and Elasticity”

M. Vural, A.M. Behrens, W. Hwang, J.J. Ayoub, D. Chasser, A.W. Cresce, R.M. Briber, and P. Kofinas ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10, 13953-13962, 2018.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b00068


83. “Zeolite-loaded alginate-chitosan hydrogel beads as a topical hemostat” P. Fathi, M.J. Sikorski, K. Christodoulides, K.R. Langan, Y. S. Choi, J.M. Titcomb, A.S. Ghodasara, O.A. Wonodi, H. Thaker, M. Vural, A.M. Behrens, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 106(5), 1662-1671, 2018.

DOI:10.1002/jbm.b.33969      PMID: 28842967


82.A magnetically recoverable photocatalyst prepared by supporting TiO2 nanoparticles on a superparamagnetic iron oxide nanocluster core@fibrous silica shell nanocomposite”

B. Seo, C. Lee, D. Yoo, P. Kofinas, Y. Piao.

Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 7, 9587, 2017.                       DOI: 10.1039/c6ra27907d


81. “Solution Blow Spun Polymer: A Novel Pre-Clinical Surgical Sealant for Bowel Anastomoses” N.G. Kern, A.M. Behrens, P. Srinivasan, C.T. Rossi, J.L. Daristotle, P. Kofinas, A.D. Sandler. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 52, 1308-1312, 2017.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.11.044            PMID: 27956071          PMCID: PMC5459684


80. “A review of the fundamental principles and applications of solution blow spinning”

J.L. Daristotle, A.M. Behrens, A.D. Sandler, and P. Kofinas.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (51), 34951–34963, 2016.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12994          PMID: 27966857         PMCID: PMC5673076


79. “Protein Adsorption on Chemically Modified Block Copolymer Nanodomains: Influence of Charge and Flow” J.S. Silverstein, B.J. Casey, P. Kofinas, B.J. Dair.  Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16(2), 1460-1470, 2016.         DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2016.10895           


78. “Stretchable Magneto-dielectric Composites Based on Raspberry-Shaped Iron Oxide Nanostructures” M. Vural, O. Gerber,B.P. Pichon, S. Lemonier,E. Barraud,L.C. Kempel,S. Begin-Colin, and P. Kofinas, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, 2345, 2016.

DOI: 10.1039/c6tc00419a


77. “Rapid Fabrication of Poly(DL-lactide) Nanofiber Scaffolds with Tunable Degradation for Tissue Engineering Applications by Air-brushing” A.M. Behrens, J. Kim, N. Hotaling, J. Seppala, P. Kofinas, W. Tutak. Biomedical Materials, 11, 035001, 2016.

DOI: 10.1088/1748-6041/11/3/035001          PMID: 27121660         PMCID: PMC4963247


76. “Core/Shell Iron/Oxide Nanoparticles for Improving the Magneto-Dielectric Properties of Polymer Composites” T-I Yang, C-Y Chuang, S-C Yang, L.C. Kempel, and P. Kofinas.

Advanced Engineering Materials, 18(1), 2016.          DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500234


75. “Biodegradable Polymer Blend Based Surgical Sealant with Body Temperature Mediated Adhesion” A.M. Behrens, N.G. Lee, B.J. Casey, P. Srinivasan, M.J. Sikorski, J.L. Daristotle, A. D. Sandler, and P. KofinasAdvanced Materials, 27, 8056–8061, 2015.

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201503691         PMID: 26554545         PMCID: PMC4961426


74. “Enzyme Induced Degradation Stiffening in Hydrogels with Structural Color”

O.B. Ayyub, and P KofinasACS Nano, 9 (8), 8004–8011, 2015.

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b01514        PMID: 26196060         PMCID:PMC6209446


73. “Simple and Inexpensive Quantification of Ammonia in Whole Blood”

O.B. Ayyub, A.M. Behrens, B.T. Heligman, M.E. Natoli, J.J. Ayoub, G. Cunningham, M. Summar, and P. Kofinas.Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, 115, 95–100, 2015.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2015.04.004  PMID: 25936660         PMCID: PMC4462127


72. “Sprayable Elastic Conductors Based on Block Copolymer Silver Nanoparticle Composites” M. Vural, A. M. Behrens, O. B. Ayyub, J. J. Ayoub, and P. Kofinas. ACS Nano, 9(1), 336-344, 2015.    DOI: 10.1021/nn505306h       PMCID: PMC4310637


71. “Synthesis and Characterization of Microphase Separated Primary Amine Functionalized Polystyrene-b-Poly(2-vinylpyridine) Polymer” O.B. Ayyub, M.B. Ibrahim, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 55, 6227-6231, 2014.                                DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.10.005


70.Hemostatic Strategies for Traumatic and Surgical Bleeding” A.M. Behrens, M.J. Sikorski, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 102(11), 4182-4194, 2014.

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.35052     PMID: 24307256.


69. “In situ Deposition of PLGA Nanofibers via Solution Blow Spinning” A.M. Behrens, B.J. Casey, M.J. Sikorski, K. Wu, W. Tutak, A, Sandler, and P. Kofinas.

ACS Macro Letters, 3(3), 249-254, 2014.                                          DOI: 10.1021/mz500049x


68. “Nanostructured Flexible Magneto-dielectrics for Radio Frequency Applications” M.Vural, B. Crowgey, L. Kempel, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2, 756-763, 2014.



67. “Blood Aggregating Hydrogel Microparticles for Use as a Hemostatic Agent”

A.M. Behrens,M.J. Sikorski,T. Li,Z. J. Wu,B.P. Griffith, and P. Kofinas.

Acta Biomaterialia, 10(2) 701–708, 2014.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.10.029    PMID: 24185001


66. “The cell release kinetics and the swelling behavior of physically crosslinked xanthanchitosan hydrogels in simulated gastrointestinal conditions” S. Argin, P. Kofinas, Y. Martin Lo. Food Hydrocolloids, 40, 138-144, 2014.    DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.02.018


65. “Enzymatic Activity Preservation and Protection through Entrapment within Degradable Hydrogels” A. Mariani, M. Natoli, and P. Kofinas.

Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 10(11), 2994-3002, 2013.

DOI:10.1002/bit.24971           PMID: 23744741


64.  “In vivo and In Vivo Evaluation of Polymer Hydrogels for Hemorrhage Control”

B.J. Casey, A.M. Behrens, Z.I. Tsinas, J.R. Hess, Z.J. Wu, B.P. Griffith, and P. Kofinas.

Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, 24(15), 1781-1793, 2013. DOI:10.1080/09205063.2013.801707        PMID: 21058718


63. “Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Photonic Crystal for Selective Fructose Detection” O.B. Ayyub, M.B. Ibrahim, R.M. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 46, 124-129, 2013.              DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2013.02.025                    PMID: 23531858


62. “Investigating  polymer thiolation in gene delivery”

I. Bacalocostantis, V. Mane, M. Kang M., A. Goodley, S. Muro, W.E. Bentley, and P. Kofinas,

Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition. 24(8), 912-926, 2013. DOI:10.1080/09205063.2012.727266   PMID: 23647248


61. “Block Copolymer Electrolyte with Sulfur Based Ionic Liquid for Lithium Batteries”

A. Fisher, M.B. Khalid, and P. Kofinas.  Journal of the Electrochemical Society,

159(12) A2124-A2129, 2012.            DOI:10.1149/2.066212jes


60. “Structure investigation of poly((2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)/sodium dodecylsulfate complexes in concentrated poly((2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) solutions using small angle neutron scattering” W. Lee, P. Kofinas, and R.M. Briber.

Polymer, 53(14), 2942-2948, 2012.                                       DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2012.04.052


59. “Effect of Thiol Pendant Conjugates on Plasmid DNA Binding, Release, and Stability of Polymeric Delivery Vectors” I. Bacalocostantis, V. Mane, M. Kang M., A. Goodley, S. Muro,  and P. Kofinas. Biomacromolecules, 13, 1331−1339, 2012.

DOI:10.1021/bm3004786       PMID: 22515194


58. “Rapid Modular Synthesis and Processing of Thiol-Ene Functionalized Styrene-Butadiene Block Copolymers” J.S. Silverstein, B.J. Casey, M.E. Natoli, B.J. Dair, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 45(7), 3161−3167, 2012.                                     DOI: 10.1021/ma300304h


57. “Virus-Assembled Flexible Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces for Enhanced Polymer-Based Battery Applications” A. Ghosh, J. Guo, A.D. Brown, E. Royston, C.S. Wang, P. Kofinas, and J.N. Culver. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012(795892), 2012.   

DOI: 10.1155/2012/795892


56. “Anion Effects on Solid Polymer Electrolytes containing Sulfur Based Ionic Liquid for Lithium Batteries” A. Fisher, M.B. Khalid, M. Widstrom, and P. Kofinas.

Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159(5), A593-A597, 2012.

DOI: 10.1149/2.089205jes


55. “Dry Polymer/Sulfur-Based Ionic Liquid Hybrid Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries”, A. Fisher, M.B. Khalid, M. Widstrom, and P. Kofinas.  Electrochemical Society Transactions,

41(11) 77-83, 2012.                DOI: 10.1149/1.3687393


54. “Color Changing Block Copolymer Films for Chemical Sensing of Simple Sugars”

O.B. Ayyub, J.W. Sekowski, T-I Yang, X. Zhang, R. Briber, and P. Kofinas.

Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 28, 349– 354, 2011.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2011.07.043       PMID: 21820888.


53. “Dry Polymer Electrolytes With Sulfur Based Ionic Liquid for Lithium Batteries” A.S. Fisher, M.B. Khalid, M. Widstrom, and P. Kofinas. J. of Power Sources, 196, 9767– 9773, 2011.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.07.081


52. “Controlled synthesis of core–shell iron–silica nanoparticles and their magneto-dielectric properties in polymer composites”

T-I Yang, R.N.C. Brown, L. C. Kempel, and P. Kofinas. Nanotechnology, 22,105601, 2011.

DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/10/105601        PMID: 21289404


51. “FVII Dependent Coagulation Activation in Citrated Plasma by Polymer Hydrogels”

B.J. Casey, A.M. Behrens, J. Hess, Z. J. Wu, B. Griffith, and P. Kofinas.

Biomacromolecules, 11, 3248–3255, 2010.

DOI: 10.1021/bm101147w     PMID: 21058718


50. “Small angle neutron scattering study of deuterated sodium dodecylsulfate micellization in dilute poly((2–dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) solutions”

W. Lee, P. Kofinas, and R.M. Briber. Polymer, 51, 2872-2878, 2010. DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2010.04.018


49. “Imprinted Polymer Hydrogels for the Separation of Viruses” L. D. Bolisay, and P. Kofinas, Macromolecular Symposia, 291–292, 302–306, 2010.       

DOI: 10.1002/masy.201050535


48. “Block Copolymer Solid Battery Electrolyte with High Li-ion Transference Number” A. Ghosh, C. Wang, and P. KofinasJ. Electrochemical Society, 157(7), A846-A849, 2010.

DOI: 10.1149/1.3428710


47. “Surfactant-modified Nickel Zinc Iron Oxide / Polymer Nanocomposites for Radio Frequency Applications” T-I Yang, L. Kempel, and P. Kofinas

Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12(8), 2967, 2010.         

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-010-9887-4


46. “Effects of Charge Density on the Recognition Properties of Molecularly Imprinted Polyampholyte Hydrogels” D.S. Janiak,  O.B. Ayyub, and P. Kofinas.  

Polymer, 51, 665–670, 2010.                        

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.12.022


45. “Effects of Charge Density on the Recognition Properties of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Hydrogels” D.S. Janiak, O.B. Ayyub, and P. Kofinas.

Macromolecules, 42(5), 1703–1709, 2009.                          

DOI: 10.1021/ma8027722


44. “Oxidation Effect on Templating of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles within Block Copolymers”

P. Akcora, R.M. Briber, and P. Kofinas.

Polymer, 50(5), 1223-1227, 2009.                            

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.01.020


43. “Block Copolymer Nanotemplating of Tobacco Mosaic and Tobacco Necrosis Viruses”

A.V. Cresce, J.N. Culver, W.E. Bentley, and P. Kofinas.

Acta Biomaterialia, 5(3), 893–902, 2009.                 

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2008.10.013    PMID: 19010745


42. “Effect of complexation conditions on xanthan-chitosan polyelectrolyte complex gels”

S. Argin-Soysal, P. Kofinas, and Y.M. Lo. Food Hydrocolloids, 23, 202–209, 2009.

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2007.12.011.


41. “Magneto-dielectric Properties of Polymer-Fe3O4 Nanocomposites”

T-I Yang, R.N. Brown, L.C. Kempel, and P. Kofinas.

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 320, 2714–2720, 2008.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2008.06.008


40. “PEO based Block Copolymer as Solid State Lithium Battery Electrolyte”

A. Ghosh, and P. Kofinas. Electrochemical Society Transactions, 11(29), 131-137, 2008.

DOI: 10.1149/1.2938916


39. “Nanostructured Block Copolymer Dry Electrolyte”  A. Ghosh, and P. Kofinas.

J. Electrochemical Society, 155(6) A428-A431, 2008.                     

DOI: 10.1149/1.2901905


38. “Self-assembly of virus-structured high surface area nanomaterials and their application as battery electrodes” E. Royston, A. Ghosh, P. Kofinas, M.T. Harrris, and J.N. Culver.

Langmuir, 24(3); 906-912, 2008.                                           

DOI: 10.1021/la7016424        PMID: 18154364


37. “Selective binding of Carcinoembryonic Antigen Using Polymeric Hydrogels”

B.J. Casey, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 87A(2), 359-363, 2008.

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.31757     PMID: 18181111


36. “Towards oriented assembly of proteins onto magnetic nanoparticles”

C-W Hung, T. Holoman, P. Kofinas, and W.E. Bentley.

Biochemical Engineering Journal, 38(2), 164-170, 2008.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2007.06.017


35. “Optimization of Virus Imprinting Methods to Improve Selectivity and Reduce Non-Specific Binding” L.D. Bolisay, J.N. Culver, and P. Kofinas.

Biomacromolecules, 8(12), 3893–3899, 2007.

DOI: 10.1021/bm/7008526     PMID: 17999463


34. “Molecular Imprinting of Peptides and Proteins in Aqueous Media”

D. S. Janiak, and P. Kofinas. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 389(2), 399-404, 2007.

DOI: 10.1007/s00216-007-1327-7     PMID: 17505819


33. “Dielectric Properties of Polymer Nanoparticle Composites”

T-I Yang, and P. Kofinas.

Polymer, 48, 791-798, 2007.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.12.030


32. “Nanopatterning of Recombinant Proteins Using Block Copolymer Templates”

A.V. Cresce, J.S. Silverstein, W.E. Bentley, and P. Kofinas

Macromolecules, 39(17), 5826-5829, 2006. 

DOI: 10.1021/ma0608830


31. “Molecular Imprinted Polymers for Tobacco Mosaic Virus Recognition”

L.D. Bolisay, J.N. Culver, and P. Kofinas. Biomaterials, 27(22), 4165-4168, 2006.

DOI:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.03.018       PMID: 16574216


30.  “TEM Characterization of Diblock Copolymer Templated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Bulk Solution and Thin Film Surface Doping Approach” P. Akcora, R.M. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 47(6), 2018-2022, 2006.               

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.01.064


29.  “Magnetic and structural characterization of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles encapsulated within block copolymer films” G.C. Papaefthymiou,  S.R. Ahmed,  P. Kofinas.

Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 10(4): 306-313 Sp. Iss. SI, Oct 2005


28. “Characterization of Network Morphology in Anion Binding Hydrogels Used for Wastewater Remediation” D.R. Kioussis, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 46(23), 10167-10172, 2005.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.07.084


27. “Characterization of Anion Diffusion in  Polymer Hydrogels Used for Wastewater Remediation” D.R. Kioussis, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 46(22), 9342-9347, 2005.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.07.045


26. “Structural and magnetic characterization of norbornene-deuterated norbornene dicarboxylic acid diblock copolymers doped with iron oxide nanoparticles” P. Akcora, X. Zhang, B.Varughese, R.M. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 46(14), 5194-5201, 2005.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.04.026


25. “Magnetic properties and morphology of diblock copolymer templated ferrimagnetic cobalt oxide nanoparticles” S.R. Ahmed, and P. Kofinas.

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 288C, 219-223, 2005.        

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.09.009


24. “Nanoscale Battery Materials Based on the Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers”

S.E. Bullock, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Power Sources, 132, 256-260, 2004.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2003.12.045


23. “Synthesis of an A/B/C Triblock Copolymer for Battery Materials Applications”

S.E. Bullock, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 37(5), 1783-1786, 2004.

DOI: 10.1021/ma035668n


22. “Biomimetic Glucose Recognition Using Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Hydrogels” P. Parmpi, and P. KofinasBiomaterials, 25(10), 1969-1973, 2004.

DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2003.08.025


21. “Polydispersity Control in Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Amphiphilic Norbornene Diblock Copolymers” S.R. Ahmed, S.E. Bullock, A.V. Cresce, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 44(16), 4943-4948, 2003.                         DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(03)00487-7


20. “Magnetic Properties and Morphology of Block Copolymer Templated Ferrrimagnetic CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles” S.R. Ahmed, S.B. Ogale, and P. Kofinas.

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 39(5), 2198-2200, 2003.  DOI:10.1108/TMAG.2003.817074


19. “Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanostructures Templated Using Diblock Copolymers” R.F. Mulligan, A.A. Illiadis, and P. Kofinas.

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 89(4), 1058-1061, 2003.         DOI: 10.1002/app.12250


18. “Reactive phosphorus removal from aquaculture and poultry productions systems using polymeric hydrogels”  P. Kofinas, D.R. Kioussis. Environmental Science and Technology, 37(2), 423-427, 2003.                                                                              DOI: 10.1021/es025950u


17. “Controlled Room Temperature Synthesis of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles Through a Block Copolymer Nanoreactor Route”

S.R. Ahmed, and P. KofinasMacromolecules, 35(9), 3338-3341, 2002.

DOI: 10.1021/ma011797x


16. “Magnetic properties of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles synthesized through a block copolymer nanoreactor route” S.R. Ahmed, S.B. Ogale, G. Papaefthymiou, R. Ramesh, and P. Kofinas.

Applied Physics Letters, 80(9), 1616-1618, 2002.                             DOI: 10.1063/1.1456258


15. “Properties of self-assembled ZnO nanostructures”

H.A. Ali, A.V. Cresce, A.A. Iliadis, P. Kofinas, U. Lee.

Solid State Electronics, 46(10), 1639-1642, 2002.    DOI: 10.1016/S0038-1101(02)00118-1


14. “Molecularly imprinted polymer hydrogels displaying isomerically resolved glucose binding” W.W. Wizeman, and P. KofinasBiomaterials, 22(12), 1485-1491, 2001.      

DOI:10.1016/S0142-9612(00)00303-3          PMID: 11374447


13. “Path Dependent Microstructure Orientation During Plane Strain Compression of Semicrystalline Block Copolymers” P.L. Drzal, J.D. Barnes, and P. Kofinas.

Polymer, 42(13), 5633-5642, 2001.                           DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00864-8


12. “Ammonium perchlorate binding poly(allyl amine hydrochloride) hydrogels for wastewater remediation” D.R. Kioussis, D.F. Smith, and P. Kofinas.

Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 80(11), 2073-2083, 2001.       DOI:10.1002/app.1307


11. “Reactive nitrogen and phosphorus removal from aquaculture wastewater effluents using polymer hydrogels” D.R. Kioussis, F.W. Wheaton, and P. Kofinas.

Aquacultural Engineering, 23(4), 315-332, 2000.      DOI:10.1016/S0144-8609(00)00058-3


10. “Microstructure Orientation and Nanoporous Gas Transport in Semicrystalline Block Copolymer Membranes” P.L. Drzal, A.F. Halasa, and P. Kofinas.

Polymer, 41(12), 4671-4677, 2000.               DOI:10.1016/S0032-3861(99)00652-7


9. “Phosphate Binding Polymeric Hydrogels for Aquaculture Wastewater Remediation” D.R. Kioussis, F.W. Wheaton, and P. Kofinas. Aquacultural Engineering, 19(3), 163-178, 1999.



8. “Orientation Texture and Gas Transport in Semicrystalline Block Copolymer Blends” 

P. Kofinas, P.L. Drzal, A.F. Halasa. Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 72(5), 918-928, 1999.


7. “Development of Methods for Quantitative Characterization of Network Morphology in Pharmaceutical Hydrogels” P. Kofinas, and R.E. Cohen.

Biomaterials, 18(20), 1361-1369, 1997.         DOI: 10.1016/S0142-9612(97)00077-X


6. “Hydrogels Prepared by Electron Irradiation of Poly(Ethylene Oxide) in Water Solution: Unexpected Dependence of Cross-Link Density and of Protein Diffusion Coefficients on Initial PEO Molecular Weight” P. Kofinas, V. Athanassiou, and E.W. Merrill.  Biomaterials, 17(15), 1547-1550, 1996.         DOI:10.1016/0142-9612(96)89781-X                  PMID:8853127


5. “Melt Processing of Semicrystalline E/EP/E Triblock Copolymers Near the Order-Disorder Transition” P. Kofinas, and R.E. Cohen. Macromolecules, 28(1), 336-343, 1995.

DOI: 10.1021/ma00105a047


4. “Morphology of Highly Textured Ethylene / Ethylene-Propylene (E / EP) Semicrystalline Block Copolymers” P. Kofinas, and R.E. Cohen. Macromolecules, 27(11), 3002-3008, 1994.

DOI: 10.1021/ma00089a016

3. “Gas Permeability of E / EP Semicrystalline Diblock Copolymers” P. Kofinas and R.E. Cohen, A.F. Halasa. Polymer, 35(6), 1229-1235, 1994.                  DOI:10.1016/0032-3861(94)90016-7


2. “Path Dependent Morphologies of a Diblock Copolymer of Polystyrene  Hydrogenated Polybutadiene” R.E. Cohen, P.L. Cheng, K. Douzinas, P. Kofinas, and C.V. Berney.

Macromolecules, 23(1), 324-327, 1990.                                            DOI: 10.1021/ma00203a055


1. “A Reexamination of Single-Chain Scattering in Heterogeneous Block Copolymers”

C.V. Berney, P. Kofinas, and R.E. Cohen, Polymer Communications, 27(11), 330-331, 1986.


Sochol Named “Rising Star” in Advanced Materials Technologies

UMD faculty member Ryan Sochol recognized in journal's March 10th issue.

Giving Students "Space" for Galactic Discovery, and a Launch into Research

Among the precious cargo launching to the ISS aboard SpaceX CRS-26 is an experiment designed by UMD students.

New Research Could Improve Post-Operative Patient Outcomes

$1.6M NIH grant supports research to investigate sprayable polymer blends for preventing site-specific surgical adhesions.

Ganesh Sriram Wins 2022 Poole & Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty

Sriram will be honored at the spring commencement ceremony.

Jesse Matthews is 2021 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year and NSF GRFP Recipient

Matthews, advised by Peter Kofinas, will start his Ph.D. program at Stanford in the fall.

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

UMD and FDA Researchers Collaborate to Bolster Battery Safety for Medical Devices

Team will advance regulatory science research and understanding of polymeric battery chemistry.

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

UMD Engineering Receives $22.8M from U.S. Army to Collaboratively Advance Additive Manufacturing Technology

The University of Maryland College Park's research partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will establish an ecosystem for revolutionary additive manufacturing technology and concepts to expedite national readiness and response.

Holding ESTEEM in High Regard

Peter Kofinas and Jesse Matthews team up to mentor high school students in a program hosted by the UMD Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering.  

2020 Undergraduate Honors and Awards

Sixty-eight undergraduate students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering were recognized with 2020 Annual Engineering Honors and Awards.

In Race With Virus, Researchers Speed Development of Medical Equipment

Bioengineers, Terrapin Works producing new respirator and ventilator designs.

Clark School Engineers Create Solutions for a Crisis

Engineering labs pivot to produce and distribute hand sanitizer and surgical masks.

Four BIOE Ph.D. Students Awarded NIH Fellowships

Students recognized for research in vaccine design, surgical sealants, pulmonary diseases, and multiple sclerosis. 

UMD Faculty Awarded ED Grant to Increase Doctoral Degrees in Areas of National Need

The nine-year award is part of ED's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program, also known as GAANN.

Peter Kofinas Will Serve as Next Chair of ChBE

Effective July 1, Sheryl Ehrman will depart for San Jose State University.

Lab Students' 'Creativity is Key'

Clark School's Functional Macromolecular Lab allows students to mold new ideas

Clark School Alum Named to Forbes "30 Under 30: Healthcare" List

Adam Behrens (BIOE, Ph.D. '15; ChBE, B.S. '10) recognized for work in vaccine and diagnostic testing development.

Airbrushed Biodegradable Sealant Could Offer Low-Cost, Portable Alternative to Surgical Sutures

BIOE Professor and Associate Dean Peter Kofinas receives R01 for innovative surgical sealant and application technique research.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Kofinas Awarded Patent for Flexible Batteries

Polymer solid electrolyte could make batteries safer, smaller, and less expensive

2015 Dean's Student Research Awards

Winners of the 2015 Dean's Student Research Awards have been announced.

Simple Stretchable Conducting Material is Robust and Inexpensive

Electronic fabrics and skin are potential applications

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

White, Kofinas, and Chung Honored at Commencement

Bioengineering faculty and staff receive awards at December 22 ceremony.

SEEDS Fellowship Supports Sikorski's Work on Blood Clotting Gel

BioE sophomore developing potentially life-saving products with Kofinas Group.

Kofinas, Muro Honored for Research

Clark School Outstanding Research Awards recognize professors' influential and ground-breaking work.

Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy Technologies

Publication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.

A Faster, Easier Way to Diagnose Metabolic Disorders in Infants

NIH supports Kofinas' efforts to develop inexpensive, point-of-care blood test.

Khalid Wins College Park Scholars Tri-Star Award

Bioengineering junior honored for academic excellence, community service.

Dominion Resources Supports Lab Upgrade

$30K gift supports purchase of new heat exchanger station for chemical engineering unit ops facility.

Clark School Wins Major Research Instrumentation Awards

NSF funding for research to improve spray technology, creation of x-ray center for nano research.

Faculty Members Take On New Responsibilities

Flatau, Martins, Kofinas to serve Clark School in new roles; Gupta to lead NSF initiative.

Janiak Named Kauffman Fellow

Alumnus, former Fischell Fellow in prestigious venture capital program.

SafeLiCell Takes 2nd at Green Business Plan Competition

BioE undergrad's presentation on novel battery tech wins $10K.

SafeLiCell Takes 2nd in $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Clark School-based company receives $15,000 to improve safety of lithium batteries.

Award Supports Development of Safer Batteries for Biomedical Devices

Sophomore Mian Khalid wins prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship for work with Kofinas Group.

Battery Team Heading for $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Finals

Watch SafeLiCell pitch new venture based on safe, solid-state polymer electrolyte-based batteries.

Systems Researchers Partner with Trento, Italy

Joint efforts to target bioengineering, renewable energy, nanomaterials, microsystems, education.

Clark School Honors ENGAGED Faculty Members

Undergrads nominate teachers for their approachability, concern and support for students.

Engineers Re-Tool for Growing BioE Market

New flexible master's program offers working professionals entrance to high-demand discipline.

PolyVec Systems Dominates Business Plan Competition

Gene therapy carrier for breast cancer wins $45K including Citrin Impact Award.

Clark School Students Recognized

Three receive Achievement Rewards for College Scientists awards at U.S. Supreme Court.

Kofinas Team Advances in Global Competition

Trauma Solutions a finalist in corporate-sponsored $250K business plan contest.

And $75K in Prizes Goes to…

High-capacity battery, Third World micro-power grids, other business plan winners.

Behrens Wins Student Research Award

Junior recognized for work in blood-coagulating hydrogels.

Hendricks Energy Research Fellows Named

Aaron Fisher (ChBE), Parag Banerjee (MSE) receive first fellowship awards.

Renewal of Funding for Ghosh, Battery Research

Grad student wins second Wells Fellowship.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Six winners were selected from eight finalist teams.

UM Recognizes Robotic Surgery, Virus Filter

Clark School faculty and students earn two Invention of the Year awards.

Company to Utilize Kofinas's, Janiak's Technology

Link Plus BioTech, Inc. also names Kofinas CTO.

Ghosh Wins Wells Fellowship

Endowment supports energy research, Great Expectations campaign.

"Virus Sponge" Could Improve Flu Treatments

New discovery can filter a patient's blood in a process similar to dialysis.

No More Broken Antennas

Clark School engineers create flexible antenna material.

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced

The 16 semifinalist teams include university faculty, students, and young alumni.

Keystone Academy Fosters Great Fundamental Teaching

Six professors have been named to the Clark School's new Keystone program.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002