Biomimetic Nanostructures

Tanks and Truthhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.2c02602

Letter to Governments and Science Organizationshttps://www.chemistryworld.com/opinion/letter-from-scientists-of-ukrainian-russian-and-belarusian-descent-to-governments-and-science-funding-organisations/4015450.article

Open Letter to US Congress about Ukrainian Refugees: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E_mSTM63xCXvDAShHc5nZqzYHETieUcfNyn5CEO43kA/edit

In Brief

Many building blocks of living organisms are nanoscale in dimension. Their size enables them to undergo Brownian motion and self-assemble into complex hierarchical materials. Furthermore, the energy for the construction of these materials is drawn from ambient thermal energy, which makes cellular machinery reach energy efficiencies of 89-95%. One can poses a question: can some parts of such materials and machinery be reproduced using abiotic, inorganic building blocks? The current body of knowledge accumulated for inorganic nanoscale particles leads to a definite “yes” for some and definite “no” for some others. We have dedicated our research efforts to understanding where the dividing line between these answers is.