Elizabeth DeBenedictis received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on the computational study of proteins, and protein-polymer conjugates. She is currently studying nanoscale features of a protein that is a scaffold component in biofilms, as well as the impact of functional conjugations, and plans to link these to overall biofilm mechanics. Applications of this research include biofilm disruption – which is relevant for healthcare, food safety, naval, and industrial purposes – in addition to adhesives development and materials-by-design approach to creating ordered nanostructures.
DeBenedictis, E. P.; Hamed, E.; & Keten, S., "Mechanical Reinforcement of Proteins with Polymer Conjugation," ACS Nano, 2015, 10, 2259–2267.
Faller, Craig N., Elizabeth Debenedictis, William D. Kelly, Michael R. Lamping, Timothy G. Dietz, Patrick A. Weizman, Jacob S. Gee, et al., "Rotation Features for Ultrasonic Surgical Instrument." U.S. Patent 20,150,164,531, issued June 18, 2015.
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