Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Kevin Woeppel

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Chronic interfacing with the nervous system is often impeded by the foreign body response to the implant. Through altering the material properties of the probes and the surface chemistry, we hope to increase the long-term viability of central and peripheral neural implants. My work focuses on new methods of probe surface functionalization, through the attachment of antioxidant catalysts and proteins, drug delivery, and elastomeric electrodes for nervous interfacing

Publication and Presentations

Kevin M. Woeppel, Xin Zheng, X. Tracy Cui, Enhancing Surface Immobilization of Bioactive Molecule via Silica Nanoparticle Base Coating, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2018, 10.1039/C8TB00408K

Yang Shen; Bin Cao; Noah Snyder; Kevin M. Woeppel; James Eles; Xinyan Cui, ROS Responsive Resveratrol Delivery from LDLR Peptide Conjugated PLA-coated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Across the Blood-Brain Barrier, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2018, 16:13 

K Woeppel, Q Yang, XT Cui, “Recent Advances in Neural Electrode-Tissue Interface”, Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, December 2017,Vol 4,  Pages 21-31

K Woeppel, S Zhang, B Clapsaddle, M Looker, L Fisher, T Cui, “Conductive Elastomeric Electrodes for Interfacing with Peripheral Nervous System”, Materials Research Society Oral Presentation

K Woeppel, T Cui, “Nanoparticle texturization for increased efficacy of surface modification” Biomaterials Day, University of Michigan

Contact Info:

Email: kmw103@pitt.edu


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