on lessons from biology, we use combinatorial biology techniques (phage
display and cell surface display) to select surface-specific
polypeptides with high avidity to materials, and then to use these
Genetically Engineered Proteins for Inorganics (GEPIs) for assembling
functional nanostructures for optical and electronic applications. We
call this polydisciplinary approach Molecular Biomimetics.
Supported by ARO, Topic #2 (2001-2006)