Prof. Samuel I. Stupp

Prof. Dr. Samuel Stupp

Prof. Samuel I. Stupp

Northwestern University, USA

Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering

Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine

Director, Simpson Querrey Institute

Director, Center for Bio-inspired Energy Science

1977 Northwestern University, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering
1972 University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., Chemistry
2014 – Director, Center for Bio-inspired Energy Science, Northwestern University
2014 – Director, Simpson Querrey Institute, Northwestern University
2012 – Director, Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine, Northwestern University
2000-2014 Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University
1999 – Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1980 – 1999 Swanlund Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1977 – 1980 Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Materials, Northwestern
2014 – Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, University of Hong Kong
2015 – Visiting Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Stupp, S. I.; Son, S.; Lin, H. C.; Li, L. S. “Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Polymers” Science 1993, 259, 59.


Stupp, S. I. “Promising Polymers: invited book review of Liquid Crystalline Polymers” Science 1994, 263, 1302.


Stupp, S. I.; Le Bonheur, V.; Walker, K.; Li, L. S.; Huggins, K.; Keser, M.; Amstutz, A. “Supramolecular Materials: Self Organized Nanostructures” Science 1997, 276, 384.


Braun, P. V.; Osenar, P.; Stupp, S. I. “Semiconducting Superlattices Templated by Molecular Assemblies” Nature 1996, 380 (6572), 325.


Stupp, S. I.; Braun, P. V. “Molecular Manipulation of Microstructures: Biomaterials, Ceramics, and Semiconductors” Science 1997, 277, 1242.


Zubarev, E. R.; Pralle, M. U.; Li, L.; Stupp, S. I. “Conversion of Supramolecular


Hartgerink, J. D.; Beniash, E.; Stupp, S. I. “Self-Assembly and Mineralization of Peptide-Amphiphile Nanofibers” Science 2001, 294 (5547), 1684-1688.


Li, L.; Beniash, E.; Zubarev, E. R.; Xiang, W.; Rabatic, B. M.; Zhang, G.; Stupp, S. I. “Assembling a Lasing Medium with Supramolecular Polymers and Nanocrystals” Nature Mater. 2003, 2, 689-694.

9 Silva, G. A.; Czeisler, C.; Niece, K. L.; Beniash, E.; Kessler, J. A.; Stupp, S. I. “Selective Differentiation of Neural Progenitor Cells by High-Epitope Density Nanofibers” Science 2004, 303 (5662), 1352-1355.
10 Capito, R.; Azevedo, H.; Velichko, Y. R., Mata, A.; Stupp, S. I. “Self-Assembly of Large and Small Molecules Into Hierarchically Ordered Sacs and Membranes” Science 2008, 319(5871), 1812-1816.
11 Hsu, L.; Cvetanovich, G.; Stupp, S. I. “Peptide Amphiphile Nanofibers with Conjugated Polydiacetylene Backbones in their Core” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(12), (2008) 3892-3899
12 Sofos, M.; Goldberger, J.; Stone, D. A.; Allen, J. E.; Ma, Q.; Herman, D. J.; Tsai. WW.; Lauhon, L. J.; Stupp. S. I. “A Synergistic Assembly of Nanoscale Lamellar Photoconductor Hybrids” Nature Materials 2009, 8(1), 68-75.
13 Cui, H.; Pashuck, E. T.; Velichko, Y. S.; Weigand, S. J.; Cheetham, A. G.; Newcomb, C. J.; Stupp, S. I. “Spontaneous and X-Ray Triggered Crystallization at Long Range in Self-Assembling Filament Networks” Science 2010, 327(5965), 555-559.
14 Cui, H.; Webber, M. J.; Stupp, S. I.; “Self-Assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles: From Molecules to Nanostructures to Biomaterials” Biopolymers: Peptide Science 2010, 94(1), 1-18
15 Zhang, S.; Greenfield, M. A.; Mata, A.; Palmer, L. C.; Bitton, R.; Mantei, J. R.; Aparicio, C.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Stupp, S. I. “A Self-Assembly Pathway to Aligned Monodomain Gels” Nature Materials 2010, 9(7), 594-601.
16 Aida, T.; Meijer, E. W.; Stupp, S. I. “Functional Supramolecular Polymers” Science 2012, 335(6070), 813-817.
17 Tayi, A. S.; Shveyd, A. K.; Sue, C-H.; Szarko, J. M.; Rolczynski, B. S.; Cao, D.; Kennedy, T. J.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Stern, C. L.; Paxton, W. F.; Wu, W.; Dey, S. K.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Guest, J. R.; Mohseni, H.; Chen, L. X.; Wang, K. L.; Stoddart, J. F.; Stupp, S. I. “Room-Temperature Ferroelectricity in Supramolecular Networks of Charge-Transfer Complexes” Nature 2012, 488(7412), 485-489.
18 Ortony, J. H.; Newcomb, C.; Matson, J. B.; Palmer, L. C.; Doan, P. E.; Hoffman, B. M.; Stupp, S. I. “Internal Dynamics of a Supramolecular Nanofiber” Nature Materials 2014, 13, 812-816.
19 Weingarten, A. S.; Kazantsev, R. V.; Palmer, L. C.; McClendon, M.; Koltonow, A. R.; Samuel, A. P. S.; Kiebala, D. J.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stupp, S. I. “Self-Assembling Hydrogel Scaffolds for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production” Nature Chemistry 2014, 6, 964-970.
20 Weingarten, A. S.; Kazantsev, R. V.; Palmer, L. C.; Fairfield, D. J.; Koltonow, A. R.; Stupp, S. I. “Supramolecular Packing Controls H2 Photocatalysis in Chromophore Amphiphile Hydrogels” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137(48), 15241-15246. ACS EDITORS’ CHOICE ARTICLE.
21 Tayi, A. S.; Kaeser, A.; Matsumoto, M.; Aida, T.; Stupp, S. I. “Supramolecular Ferroelectrics” Nature Chemistry 2015, 7, 281-294.
22 Tantakitti, F.; Boekhoven, J.; Wang, X.; Kazantsev, R.; Yu, T.; Li, J.; Zhuang, E.; Zandi, R.; Ortony, J. H.; Newcomb, C. J.; Palmer, L. C.; Shekhawat, G. S.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Schatz, G. C.; Stupp, S. I. “Energy Landscapes and Function of Supramolecular Systems” Nature Materials 2016, 15(4), 469-476.
23 Hestand, N. J.; Kazantsev, R. V.; Weingarten, A. S.; Palmer, L. C.; Stupp, S. I.; Spano, F. C. “Extended-Charge-Transfer Excitons in Crystalline Supramolecular Photocatalytic Scaffolds” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138(36), 11762-11774.
24 Yu, Z.; Tantakitti, F.; Yu, T.; Palmer, L. C.; Schatz, G. C.; Stupp, S. I. “Simultaneous Covalent and Non-Covalent Hybrid Polymerizations” Science 2016, 351(6272), 497- 502.
25 Harutyunyan, B.; Dannenhoffer, A.; Kewalramani, S.; Aytun, T.; Fairfield, D. J.; Stupp, S. I.; Bedzyk, M. J. “Molecular Packing of Amphiphilic Nanosheets Resolved by X-ray Scattering” J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121(2), 1047-1054.
26 Kazantsev, R. V.; Dannenhoffer, A. J.; Weingarten, A. S.; Phelan, B. T.; Harutyunyan, B.; Aytun, T.; Narayanan, A.; Fairfield, D. J.; Boekhoven, J.; Sai, H.; Senesi, A.; O’Dogherty, P. I.; Palmer, L. C.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stupp, S. I. “Crystal Phase Transitions and Photocatalysis in Supramolecular Scaffolds” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139(17), 6120-6127.
27 Kazantsev, R. V.; Dannenhoffer, A. J.; Aytun, T.; Harutyunan, B.; Fairfield, D. J.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Stupp, S. I. “Molecular Control of Internal Crystallization and Photocatalytic Function in Supramolecular Nanostructures” Chem 2018, 4, 1-13.
28 Freeman, R.; Han, M.; Álvarez, Z.; Lewis, J. A.; Wester, J. R.; Stephanopoulos, N.; McClendon, M. T.; Lynsky, C.; Godbe, J. M.; Sangji, H.; Luijten E.; Stupp, S. I. “Reversible Self-Assembly of Superstructured Networks” Science 2018, 362 (6416), 808-813.
2020 Nanoscience Prize, International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computing, and Engineering
2019 Listed in Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers, Web of Science Group
2018 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
2016 Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award
2016 Elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows
2015 Member, Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering
2014 Thomson Reuters The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds
2014 International Award, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2014 – President, International Scientific Committee of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
2014 – Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biochemistry, University of Hong Kong
2013 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2012 American Chemical Society Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry
2012 Member, National Academy of Engineering
2012 Member, Royal Spanish Academy of Pharmacy
2011 Honorary Doctorate, National University of Costa Rica
2011 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Chemists for 2000-2010
2009 Fellow, Materials Research Society
2009 Honorary Doctorate from Eindhoven University of Technology for Revolutionary Research in Complex Molecular Systems, The Netherlands
2005 American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry
2004 Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering, World Biomaterials Congress
2004 The Merck-Karl Pfister Visiting Professorship in Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2000 Materials Research Society Medal Award
1998 Elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1997 Humboldt Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
1991 Department of Energy Prize for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry
1991 Fellow, American Physical Society