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Dr. Matthew R. Libera

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Dr. Matthew R. Libera

Professor & Associate Dean of Engineering & Science

Location:

B-010 Burchard Building

Phone:

201.216.5259

Fax:

201.216.8306

Email:

mlibera@stevens.edu
Courses:
E 344
MT 544
MT 650
 

Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

Department:  

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Program: 

Materials Science / Nanotechnology

Research & Education
Research

 

  • Polymeric biomaterials and hydrogels
  • Biomaterials-associated infection
  • Electron microscopy
  • Electron-beam lithography
  • Electron energy-loss spectroscopy

 

 

   
Education
  • Sc.D. (1987) MIT, Cambridge, MA,
         Materials Science,
         Advisors: John Vander Sande and Morris Cohen
  • S.M. (1983) MIT, Cambridge, MA,  Materials Science
  • B.S. (1981) Lafayette College, Metallurgical Engineering
Experience & Service
Experience

  • 1989- present, Professor Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 1992- present, Executive Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging
  • 1996-97, Visiting Scientist, Robert L. Mitchell Technical Center, Hoescht-Celanese Corporation, Summit, NJ
  • 1988-89; Visiting Scientist; IBM Research Division; Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA
  • 1987-1988 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Institutional Service

Member of the Stevens Board of Trustees, 2011 - 2013

Achievements & Professional Societies
Honors & Awards

  • Morton Professorship for Excellence in Teaching 2010-2011
  • Master of Engineering, Honorus Causa,
       Stevens Institute of Technology, 2003
  • Jess N. Davis Award for Exemplary Research, 1998
  • Alexander Humphreys Award
       for Outstanding Teaching, 1997
  • Materials Research Society Student Award,
       December 1986
  • Microscopy Society of America,
       Presidential Scholar, 1986

   
Patents & Inventions

U.S. Patent 8,093,009 Surface Differentially Adhesive to Bacteria and Eukaryotic Cells

Professional Societies
  • The American Society for
        the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • The Society for Biomaterials
  • The Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • The Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
Selected Publications
Journals

  • Q. Wang, X. Yu, and M. Libera. "Peptide-loaded self-assembled microgels reduce bacterial colonization in 3-D nanofiber cell scaffolds", Advanced Healthcare Materials, in press (2012).


  • Y. Wang, G. Subbiahdoss, J. de Vries, M. Libera, H.C. van der Mei, and H.J. Busscher. "Effect of adsorbed fibronectin on the differential adhesion of osteoblast-like cells and Staphylococcus aureus with and without fibronectin-binding proteins", Biofouling, 2012. 28(9): p. 1011-1021.


  • R.F. Egerton, S. Lazar, and M. Libera. "Delocalized radiation damage in polymers", Micron, 43 (1): (2012) 2-7.


  • X. Dai, W. Yang, E. Firlar, S. Marras, and M. Libera. "Surface-patterned microgel-tethered molecular beacons", Soft Matter, 8 ( ): (2012) 3067-3076.


  • Q. Wang, E. Uzunoglu, Y. Wu, and M. Libera. "Self-assembled poly(ethylene glycol) -co- acrylic acid microgels to inhibit bacterial colonization of synthetic surfaces", Applied Materials and Interfaces, 4 (5): (2012) 2498-2506.


  • Y. Wang, G. Subbiahdoss, J. Swartjes, H.C. van der Mei, H.J. Busscher, and M. Libera. "Length-Scale Mediated Differential Adhesion of Mammalian Cells and Microbes", Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (20): (2011) 3916-3923.


  • Y. Wu, X. Yu, J. Zitelli, K. TenHuisen, and M. Libera. (2010). "Differential response of staphylococci and osteoblasts to varying titanium surface roughness", Biomaterials, 32 (4): (2011) 951-960.


  • M. Libera and R. Egerton. (2010). "Advances in the Transmission Electron Microscopy of Polymers", Polymer Reviews, 50 (3), 321-339.


  • S. Yakovlev, M. Misra, S. Shi, E. Firlar, and M. Libera. (2010). "Nanoscale water mapping in hydrated biological materials by low-loss electron energy-loss spectroscopy", Ultramicroscopy. 50 866-876.


  • P. Krsko, J. Kaplan, and M. Libera. (2009). "Spatially controlled bacterial adhesion using surface-patterned poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels.", Acta Biomaterialia. 5 589-596.


  • P. Krsko, T. McCann, T.-T. Thach, T. Laabs, H. Geller, and M. Libera. (2009). "Length-Scale Mediated Adhesion and Directed Growth of Neural Cells by Surface-Patterned Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels", Biomaterials. 30 721-729.


  • S. Yakovlev, M. Misra, S. Shi, and M. Libera. (2009). "Specimen thickness dependence of hydrogen evolution during cryo-transmission electron microscopy of hydrated soft materials", Journal of Microscopy. 236 (3), 174-179.


  • M. Sengonul, A. Sousa, and M. Libera. (2009). "Selective adsorption of surface-modified ferritin on a phase-separated polymer blend", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 73 (1), 152-155.


  • G. Kim, A. Sousa, D. Myers, and M. Libera. (2008). "Nanoscale composition of biphasic polymer nanocolloids in solution measured by spatially resolved EELS in the cryo-STEM", Microscopy and Microanalysis. 14 (5), 459-468.


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