- 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,"
Knipe, J.M. and Peppas, N.A. "Multi-responsive hydrogels for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications,"
Knipe, J.M., Chen, F., and Peppas, N.A. "Multi-responsive polyanionic microgels with inverse pH-responsive behavior by encapsulation of polycationic nanogels,"
Knipe, J.M., Peters, J.T., and Peppas, N.A. "Theranostic agents for gene delivery and spatiotemporal imaging,"