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Adam Ekenseair

Assistant Professor,  Chemical Engineering

Contact

Office

  • 451 SN
  • 617.373.8742

Research Focus

synthesis and application of novel polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

About

Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2013.

The primary focus of my research is exploring the complex interplay between material composition, structural hierarchy, and biological response. The main goal of these efforts is to establish reliable techniques for both active and passive control of cell behavior by controlling matrix and scaffold composition and morphology in order to develop novel therapies for tissue regeneration and the treatment of disease.

Current efforts include the generation of 3D-printed scaffolds to direct tissue organization and repair in a spatiotemporal manner, the production of novel biopolymers for use as injectable, in situ forming tissue engineering scaffolds, and the pursuit of novel treatments for diseases of the bowel based on regenerative medicine.

Education

  • B.S. (Chemical Engineering) University of Arkansas, 2005
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) University of Texas at Austin, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Bioengineering) Rice University, 2010-2013

Research Overview

synthesis and application of novel polymeric biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Selected Publications

  • S. Emam, A. Adedoyin, X. Geng, M. Zaeimbashi, J. Adams, A.K. Ekenseair, E. Podlaha-Murphy, N.X. Sun, A Molecularly- Imprinted Electrochemical Gas Sensor to Sense Butylated Hydroxytoluene in Air, Journal of Sensors, 2018, 2018, 9 pages
  • O.M. Pehlivaner Kara, A.K. Ekenseair, Free Epoxide Content Mediates Encapsulated Cell Viability and Activity through Protein Interactions in a Thermoresponsive, In Situ Forming Hydrogel, Biomacromolecules, 18(5), 2017, 1473-1481
  • D.M. Schwartz, M.O. Pehlivaner Kara, A.M. Goldstein, H.C. Ott, A.K. Ekenseair, Spray Delivery of Intestinal Organoids to Reconstitute Epithelium on Decellularized Native Extracellular Matrix, Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods, 23, 2017, 565-573
  • O.M. Pehlivaner Kara, A.K. Ekenseair, In Situ Spray Deposition of Cell-Loaded, Thermally and Chemically Gelling Hydrogel Coatings for Tissue Regeneration, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A, 2016
  • T.N. Vo, A.K. Ekenseair, P.P. Spicer, B.M. Watson, S.N. Tzouanas, T.T. Roh, A.G. Mikos, In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Self-Mineralization and Biocompatibility of Injectable, Dual-Gelling Hydrogels for Bone Tissue Engineering, Journal of Controlled Release, 205, 2015, 25-35

Faculty

Jul 03, 2019

Prof. Adam Ekenseair and PhD student Ninad Kanetkar contribute to a new book

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Adam Ekenseair and PhD Student Ninad Kanetkar contributed a book chapter in the newly published book Handbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Volume Two 1st edition.

Faculty

Aug 06, 2018

Prof. Ekenseair Awarded Nano Research Young Innovator Award

ChE Assistant Professor Adam Ekenseair received the 2018 Nano Research Young Innovator Award (NR45) in nanobiotech.

Faculty

Mar 23, 2018

Adam Ekenseair Awarded PMSE Young Investigator Award

ChE Assistant Professor Adam Ekenseair was one of 21 winners of the American Chemistry Society's Polymer Science and Engineering Young Investigator Award. According to the society, the recipients are "young scientists from academia, industry, and national laboratories who have made significant contributions to their fields within Polymer Science and Engineering. These scientists and engineers are […]

Faculty

Aug 06, 2017

ChE Professors Receive Awards at ASEE Summer School Conference

ChE's Adam Ekenseair, Lucas Landherr, and Courtney Pfluger all were honored for their poster sessions during the American Society of Engineering Education Chemical Engineering Division Summer School.

Graduate

Jul 17, 2017

Bacteria-Coated Nanofiber Electrodes Digest Pollutants

ChE PhD student Meryem Pehlivaner, '18, was featured in R&D's article "Bacteria-Coated Nanofiber Electrodes Digest Pollutants" about the research she is doing in Assistant Professor Adam Ekensair's lab.

Faculty

Jul 11, 2017

University of Arkansas College of Engineering Honors Prof. Adam Ekenseair

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering presented ChE Assistant Professor Adam Ekenseair with an Early Career Alumni Award.

Aug 05, 2016

Northeastern Hosts "Boston Biomaterials Day" Conference with Society For Biomaterials

Over one hundred students, researchers, professors and industry professionals came together on June 30th for Boston Biomaterials Day at Northeastern University, funded by the Society For Biomaterials Biomaterials Days Grant. Led by Bioengineering PhD student Michelle Stolzoff, the conference featured top-tiered research in biomaterials from the Greater Boston Area and beyond. Dena Shahriari, a PhD […]

Jun 06, 2016

Chemical Engineering Well Represented at World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal

Northeastern had the highest number of presentations by faculty and students ever at the World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal from May 17-22, 2016.

Mar 22, 2016

FY17 TIER 1 Award Recipients

23 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY17 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing over $600K dollars of investment in research.

Mar 19, 2015

FY16 TIER 1 Award Recipients

18 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY16 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $400K dollars of investment in research.

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