Adrian is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where he finished his PhD in Polymer Science. At the University of Akron, he focused his studies on adhesion and friction phenomena in underwater environments. His work as an NRC postdoc in the Bioprocess Measurements group focused on the characterization of sub micron particles using orthogonal measurement techniques relevant to the biomanufacturing industry. Currently, he is working on understanding the how interfaces influence the formation of protein aggregates and sub visible particles. This work is in collaboration with Medimmune. Other interests include understanding intermolecular forces by developing new measurement tools to study soft matter materials, complex fluids, and interfaces.
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Zhou J, Defante AP, Lin F, Ying X, Yu J, Gao Y., Childers E, Dhinojwala A, Becker ML., Adhesion Properties of Catechol-Based Biodegradable Amino Acid-Based Poly(ester urea) Copolymers Inspired from Mussel Proteins. Biomacromolecules. 2014 Nov 16(1); 286:274.