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Dr. Banaszak Holl is Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, Australia. He received his BS (1986) from the University of Chicago and PhD (1991) from Cornell University. He was a post-doctoral associate at the IBM TJ Watson Research laboratory (1992). He was an assistant professor at Brown University (1992-1995) prior to joining the University of Michigan (1995-2017) were he was Professor of Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. He served as Assoc. Vice-President for Research from 2009-2012 and Director of Macromolecular Science and Engineering from 2015-2017. His research interests focus on synthetic (polymer) and natural (bone, ligament, protein) materials as a function of their behavior in dynamic biological processes. This includes polymer synthesis, characterization, depolymerisation, and environmental impacts and remediation; gene and drug delivery; bone and ligament structure as a function of disease and drug treatment (osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, anterior cruciate ligament failure).

Research area keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Bone
  • Ligament
  • Drug Delivery
  • Polymer


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