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Eric Appel


Eric Appel’s lab integrates concepts and approaches from supramolecular chemistry, natural/synthetic materials, and biology wit the aim to develop supramolecular biomaterials that exploit a diverse design toolbox and take advantage of the synergism between physical properties, aesthetics and low-energy consumption typical of natural systems. The vision is to use these materials to solve fundamental biological questions and to engineer advanced health care solutions.

Appel has developed an environmentally benign hydrogel that can retain fire retardants on target fuels such as dry grass for at least nine months.