Faculty Directory

Kofinas, Peter

Kofinas, Peter

ChBE Professor and Chair
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2113D Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, M.I.T., 1994

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Senior Faculty Oustanding Research Award, 2012
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Keystone Professor, 2006
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999
  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Junior Faculty Teaching Award, 1999

solution blow spun functional polymers as surgical sealants; biosensors that change color upon detection of pathogens; point-of-care diagnostics for urea cycle disorder metabolites; solid, non-flammable, polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries; functional magnetodielectric polymer nanocomposites for flexible antennas.


  • Synthetic functional polymer hydrogel for hemorrhage control
  • Point of care diagnostics for hyperammonemia and aminoacidopathies
  • Reagentless thin film nanostructured biosensor for pathogen detection
  • Colorimetric biosensors
  • Safe high performance solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries
  • Low loss polymer nanoparticle composites for radio frequency devices
  • Enzymatic hydrogel entrapment for the on-demand abiotic synthesis or degradation of small molecules

For more information, please visit Professor Kofinas' web site

CHBE457 Design and Processing of Polymers for Biomedical Devices

For a complete list of publications, please see: www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Kofinas/

Biomimetic/Biologically Active Polymers

Rapid Modular Synthesis and Processing of Thiol-Ene Functionalized Styrene-Butadiene Block Copolymers J.S. Silverstein, B.J. Casey, M.E. Natoli,  B.J. Dair, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 45(7), 3161−3167, 2012.

Color Changing Block Copolymer Films for Chemical Sensing of Simple Sugars O.B. Ayyub, J.W. Sekowski, T-I Yang, X. Zhang, R. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 28 (2011) 349– 354, 2011.

FVII Dependent Coagulation Activation in Citrated Plasma by Polymer Hydrogels  B.J. Casey, A.M. Behrens, J. Hess, Z. J. Wu, B. Griffith, and P. Kofinas. Biomacromolecules, 11, 3248–3255, 2010.

Small angle neutron scattering study of deuterated sodium dodecylsulfate micellization in dilute poly((2–dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) solutions  W. Lee, P. Kofinas, and R.M. Briber. Polymer, 51, 2872-2878, 2010.

Imprinted Polymer Hydrogels for the Separation of Viruses L. D. Bolisay, and Peter Kofinas, Macromolecular Symposia, 291–292, 302–306, 2010.

Effects of Charge Density on the Recognition Properties of Molecularly Imprinted Polyampholyte Hydrogels  D.S. Janiak,  O.B. Ayyub, and P. Kofinas.  Polymer, 51, 665–670, 2010.

The Effects of Charge Density on the Recognition Properties of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Hydrogels  D.S. Janiak, O.B. Ayyub, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 42(5), 1703–1709, 2009.

Block Copolymer Nanotemplating of Tobacco Mosaic and Tobacco Necrosis Viruses A.V. Cresce, J.N. Culver, W.E. Bentley, and P. Kofinas. Acta Biomaterialia, 5(3), 893–902, 2009.

Effect of complexation conditions on xanthan-chitosan polyelectrolyte complex gels S. Argin-Soysal, P. Kofinas, and Y. Martin Lo. Food Hydrocolloids, 23, 202–209, 2009.

Selective binding of carcinoembryonic antigen using imprinted polymeric hydrogels  B. J. Casey, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 87A(2), 359-363, 2008.

Optimization of Virus Imprinting Methods To Improve Selectivity and Reduce Nonspecific Binding  L. D. Bolisay, J. N. Culver, and P. Kofinas. Biomacromolecules, 8(12), 3893–3899, 2007.

Molecular Imprinting of Peptides and Proteins in Aqueous Media D. S. Janiak, and P. Kofinas. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 389(2), 399-404, 2007.

Nanopatterning of Recombinant Proteins Using Block Copolymer Templates  A. V. Cresce, J. S. Silverstein, W. E. Bentley, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 39(17), 5826-5829, 2006.

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Tobacco Mosaic Virus Recognition  L. D. Bolisay, J. N. Culver, and Peter Kofinas. Biomaterials, 27(22), 4165-4168, 2006.

Biomimetic Glucose Recognition Using Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Hydrogels  P. Parmpi, and  P. Kofinas. Biomaterials, 25(10), 1969-1973, 2004.

Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Hydrogels Displaying Isomerically Resolved Glucose Binding W. J. Wizeman, and P. Kofinas. Biomaterials, 22 (12), 1485-1491, 2001.

Development of Methods for Quantitative Characterization of Network Morphology in Pharmaceutical Hydrogels  P. Kofinas and R. E. Cohen. Biomaterials, 18(1361), 1997.

Hydrogels Prepared by Electron Irradiation of Poly (Ethylene Oxide ) in Water Solution: Unexpected Dependence of Cross – Link Density and of Protein Diffusion Coefficients on Initial PEO Molecular Weight  P. Kofinas, V. Athanassiou and E. W. Merrill. Biomaterials , 17(1547), 1996.

Batteries

Virus-Assembled Flexible Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces for Enhanced Polymer-Based Battery Applications A. Ghosh, J. Guo, A.D. Brown, E. Royston, C.S. Wang, P. Kofinas, and J.N. Culver. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012(795892), 2012.

Anion Effects on Solid Polymer Electrolytes Containing Sulfur Based Ionic Liquid for Lithium Batteries A.S. Fisher, M.B. Khalid, M. Widstrom, and P. Kofinas. J. of The Electrochemical Society, 159(5) A592-A597, 2012.

Solid Polymer Electrolytes With Sulfur Based Ionic Liquid for Lithium Batteries A.S. Fisher, M.B. Khalid, M. Widstrom, and P. Kofinas. J. of Power Sources, 196, 9767– 9773, 2011.

Block Copolymer Solid Battery Electrolyte with High Li-ion Transference Number A. Ghosh, C. Wang, and P. Kofinas. J. Electrochemical Society, 157(7), A846-A849, 2010.

Nanostructured Block Copolymer Dry Electrolyte A. Ghosh, and P. Kofinas. J. Electrochemical Society, 155(6), A428-A431, 2008.

Self-Assembly of Virus-Structured High Surface Area Nanomaterials and Their Application as Battery Electrodes E. Royston, A. Ghosh, P. Kofinas, M. Harris, and J. N. Culver, Langmuir, 24(3); 906-912, 2008.

PEO based Block Copolymer as Solid State Lithium Battery Electrolyte A. Ghosh, and P. Kofinas. Electrochemical Society Transactions, 11(29), 131-137, 2008.

Synthesis of an A/B/C Triblock Copolymer for Battery Materials Applications  S. E. Bullock, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 37(5), 1783-1786, 2004.

Nanoscale Battery Materials Based on the Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers S. E. Bullock, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Power Sources, 132, 256-260, 2004.

Nanoparticles Templated by Block Copolymers

Controlled synthesis of core–shell iron–silica nanoparticles and their magneto-dielectric properties in polymer composites T-I Yang, R.N.C. Brown, L. C. Kempel, and P. Kofinas. Nanotechnology, 22, 105601, 2011.

Surfactant-modified Nickel Zinc Iron Oxide / Polymer Nanocomposites for Radio Frequency Applications T-I Yang, L. Kempel, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12(8), 2967, 2010.

Oxidation Effect on Templating of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles within Block Copolymers P. Akcora, R.M. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 50(5), 1223-1227, 2009.

Magneto-dielectric Properties of Polymer-Fe3O4 Nanocomposites T-I Yang, R. N.C Brown, L. C. Kempel, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 320, 2714–2720, 2008.

Dielectric Properties of Polymer Nanoparticle Composites T-I Yang, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 48, 791-798, 2007.

TEM Characterization of Diblock Copolymer Templated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Bulk Solution and Thin Film Surface Doping Approach  P. Akcora, R. M. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 47(6), 2018-2022, 2006.

Structural and magnetic characterization of norbornene-deuterated norbornene dicarboxylic acid diblock copolymers doped with iron oxide Nanoparticles  P. Akcora, X. Zhang, B. Varughese, R. Briber, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 46(14), 5194-5201, 2005.

Magnetic properties and morphology of diblock copolymer templated ferrimagnetic cobalt oxide nanoparticles, S. R. Ahmed, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 228C, 219-223, 2005.

Polydispersity Control in Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Amphiphilic Norbornene Diblock Copolymers, S. R. Ahmed, S. E. Bullock, A. V. Cresce, and P. Kofinas. Polymer, 44(16) , 4943-4948, 2003.

Magnetic Properties and Morphology of Block Copolymer Templated Ferrrimagnetic CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles, S. R. Ahmed, and P. Kofinas. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 39(5), 2198-2200, 2003.

Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanostructures Templated Using Diblock Copolymers R. F.  Mulligan, A. A. Illiadis, and P. Kofinas. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 89(4), 1058-1061, 2003.

Controlled Room Temperature Synthesis of CoFe204 Nanoparticles Through a Block Copolymer Nanoreactor Route S. R. Ahmed, and P. Kofinas. Macromolecules, 35(9), 3338-3341, 2002.

Magnetic Properties of CoFe204 Nanoparticles Synthesized Through a Block Copolymer Nanoreactor Route  S. R. Ahmed, S. B. Ogale, G. C. Papaefthymiou, R. Ramesh, and P. Kofinas. Applied Physics Letters, 80 (9),1616-1618, 2002.

Anion Binding Hydrogels For Wastewater Remediation

Characterization of Network Morphology in Anion Binding Hydrogels Used for Wastewater Remediation Dimitri R. Kioussis, and Peter Kofinas, Polymer, 46(23), 10167-10172, 2005.

Characterization of Anion Diffusion in  Polymer Hydrogels Used for Wastewater Remediation Dimitri R. Kioussis, and Peter Kofinas, Polymer, 46(22), 9342-9347, 2005.

Reactive phosphorus removal from aquaculture and poultry productions systems using polymeric hydrogels Peter Kofinas, Dimitri R.  Kioussis.
Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 423-427, 2003.

Ammonium Perchlorate-Binding Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) Hydrogels for Wastewater Remediation Dimitri R. Kioussis, Daniel F. Smith, and Peter Kofinas. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 80(11), 2073-2083,2001.

Reactive Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal from Aquaculture Wastewater Effluents Using Polymer Hydrogels Dimitri R. Kioussis, F. W. Wheaton, and Peter Kofinas. Aquacultural Engineering, 23(4), 315-332, 2000.

Phosphate Binding Polymeric Hydrogels for Aquaculture Wastewater Remediation Dimitri R. Kioussis, F. W. Wheaton, and Peter Kofinas.  Aquacultural Engineering, 19(163), 1999.

Highly Textured Semicrystalline Block Copolymers

Path Dependent Microstructure Orientation During Plane Strain Compression of Semicrystalline Block Copolymers Peter L. Drzal, John D. Barnes, and Peter Kofinas. Polymer, 42(13), 5633-56342,2001.

Microstructure Orientation and Nanoporous Gas Transport in Semicrystalline Block Copolymer Membranes Peter L. Drzal, Adel F. Halasa, and Peter Kofinas. Polymer, 41(12) ,4671-4677, 2000.

Orientation Texture and Gas Transport in Semicrystalline Block Copolymer Blends Peter Kofinas, Peter L. Drzal.  Rubber Chemistry and Technology , 72 (918) 1999.

Melt Processing of Semicrystalline E/EP/E Triblock Copolymers Near the Order-Disorder Transition Peter Kofinas and Robert E. Cohen. Macromolecules, 28(336), 1995.

Morphology of Highly Textured Ethylene / Ethylene-Propylene (E / EP) Semicrystalline Block Copolymers Peter Kofinas and Robert E. Cohen. Macromolecules, 27(3002), 1994.

Olivia Noble Recognized by the Clark School of Engineering

Noble received an award at a ceremony April 26 for her 20 years of service to UMD.

Simple Stretchable Conducting Material is Robust and Inexpensive

Electronic fabrics and skin are potential applications

Clark School Wins Major Research Instrumentation Awards

NSF funding for research to improve spray technology, creation of x-ray center for nano research.

Kofinas, Wuttig Present Work on Magnetoelectrics in Korea

Professors attend workshop on multifunctional materials.

Kofinas, Janiak Take 1st Place in Business Plan Competition

Intelligent Packaging Systems receives $15K for further development.

Kofinas, Janiak Win Outstanding Invention of the Year

Polymer-based dialysis system wins Life Sciences category.

Fu, Janiak Finalists in Annual $50K Business Plan Competition

Kofinas Group members submit bioengineering-themed concepts.

Company to Utilize Kofinas's, Janiak's MIPs Technology

Link Plus BioTech, Inc. also names Kofinas its CTO.

Janiak Named 2007 Fischell Fellow

Student recognized for research, entrepreneurial spirit.

"Virus Sponge" Could Improve Flu Treatments

New discovery can filter a patient's blood in a process similar to dialysis.

Polymer Symposium Showcases Student Research

Event promotes interaction between research groups.