Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Jennifer Knipe

Postdoctoral Appointment
Materials Science Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Chemical Engineering
West Virginia University

Research Interests

  • Hydrogel formulation, synthesis, and characterization with an emphasis on controlling physicochemical properties and incorporation of biological components
  • Stimuli responsive, functional, and biodegradable soft materials
  • Enzyme encapsulation and immobilization within hydrogels for use as biocatalytic materials
  • 3D printing of hydrogels

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • P.E.O. Scholar

Selected (Recent) Publications

Knipe, J.M., Chen, F., and Peppas, N.A. "Enzymatic biodegradation of hydrogels for protein delivery targeted to the small intestine," Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 962–972.

Knipe, J.M. and Peppas, N.A. "Multi-responsive hydrogels for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications," Regenerative Biomaterials, 1, 2014, 57-65.

Knipe, J.M., Chen, F., and Peppas, N.A. "Multi-responsive polyanionic microgels with inverse pH-responsive behavior by encapsulation of polycationic nanogels," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131, 2014, 40098-40105.

Knipe, J.M., Peters, J.T., and Peppas, N.A. "Theranostic agents for gene delivery and spatiotemporal imaging," Nano Today, 8, 2013, 21-38.


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