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.

  • Jianping highlighted by GLBRC

    GRBRC has published a nice interview Jianping Li, who recently joined the group as a Keegstra Fellow. The interview also features some of Jianping’s beautiful paintings!

  • New paper in Science Advances!

    A new paper from the group on a solvent-mediated approach to recycle multilayer waste plastics was recently published in Science Advances! We developed a computational screening methodology to identify suitable solvent systems for the selective …

  • Van Lehn Group members will attend the 2020 Fall AIChE (Virtual)!

    Our group members will be attending the 2020 Virtual AIChE meeting, scheduled on Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20. All talks will be pre-recorded and our members will be available for questions in the …

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