Welcome to the Van Lehn Group!

We are a group in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We develop and apply molecular simulation methods to characterize, predict, and engineer the physicochemical properties of synthetic and biological soft materials. We broadly seek to uncover relationships between nanoscale properties and macroscopic behavior in order to inform materials design, and particularly focus on understanding interactions at complex, multicomponent interfaces. We study a range of systems, including nanoparticles, peptides, surfactants, and polymers, for applications in drug delivery, biosensing, molecular recognition, catalysis, and self-assembly.

  • Welcome to Jianping!

    We’re very excited to welcome Jianping Li as a GLBRC Keegstra Postdoctoral Fellow! Jianping joins us after completing his Ph.D at Texas A&M and will be co-advised with Professor Christos Maravelias at Princeton University. Welcome …

  • Good luck to Herry!

    We wish the best of luck to Herry Jin who will be starting his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT this fall. Keep an eye for a paper from him soon! Good luck in Cambridge, …

  • New paper by Jonathan

    Jonathan’s paper entitled “Bilayer-mediated assembly of cationic nanoparticles adsorbed to lipid bilayers: Insights from molecular simulations” has been published in the AIChE Journal! This article will be included as part of the 2020 Futures collection. …

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