Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

Ashutosh Chilkoti is the Theo Pilkington Professor and the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. 


My research in biomolecular engineering and biointerface science focuses on the development of new molecular tools and technology's that borrow from molecular biology, protein engineering, polymer chemistry and surface science that we then exploit for the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, plasmonic biosensors, low-cost clinical diagnostics, and drug delivery.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Chemistry
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 1991

Research Interests

Chilkoti's research focuses on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, patterned biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.

Specialties

Polymer and Protein Engineering
Drug Delivery
Biological Materials
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Diagnostics
Biophotonics
Plasmonics
Cancer diagnostics and therapy

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award . Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India . 2015
  • Fellow. National Academy of Inventors. 2014
  • Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award. Biomedical Engineering Society. 2013
  • Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature. Society for Biomaterials. 2011
  • Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature. Society for Biomaterials. 2011
  • Humboldt Senior Researcher Award. Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. 2010
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering. 2008
  • Fellows. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 1996

Courses Taught

  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 570L: Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering (GE, BB, MC)
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • EGR 391: Projects in Engineering
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering

Representative Publications

  • Mukerji, R; Schaal, J; Li, X; Bhattacharyya, J; Asai, D; Zalutsky, MR; Chilkoti, A; Liu, W, Spatiotemporally photoradiation-controlled intratumoral depot for combination of brachytherapy and photodynamic therapy for solid tumor., Biomaterials, vol 79 (2016), pp. 79-87 [abs].
  • Gilroy, CA; Luginbuhl, KM; Chilkoti, A, Controlled release of biologics for the treatment of type 2 diabetes., Journal of Controlled Release (2015) [abs].
  • Abedini-Nassab, R; Joh, DY; Triggiano, MA; Baker, C; Chilkoti, A; Murdoch, DM; Yellen, BB, Magnetophoretic Conductors and Diodes in a 3D Magnetic Field, Advanced Functional Materials (2015), pp. n/a-n/a [10.1002/adfm.201503898] [abs].
  • Bhattacharjee, S; Liu, W; Wang, WH; Weitzhandler, I; Li, X; Qi, Y; Liu, J; Pang, Y; Hunt, DF; Chilkoti, A, Site-Specific Zwitterionic Polymer Conjugates of a Protein Have Long Plasma Circulation., Chembiochem, vol 16 no. 17 (2015), pp. 2451-2455 [abs].
  • Quiroz, FG; Chilkoti, A, Sequence heuristics to encode phase behaviour in intrinsically disordered protein polymers., Nature Materials, vol 14 no. 11 (2015), pp. 1164-1171 [10.1038/nmat4418] [abs].