Tutueja Group: Block M's in a Cancer Fight

Creating the world's smallest block M was not the end goal for Associate Professor Anish Tuteja, but it is an effective demonstration of his team's simple process of creating complex shapes one thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair.

University of Michigan researchers have created the world’s smallest three-dimensional block M’s using a new nanoparticle manufacturing process. The new technique may pave the way to medications that can target specific cells, deliver multiple drugs at different times and rates and even allow doctors to steer them to specific locations in the body. 

Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, studied chemical engineering at Panjab University in his hometown of Chandigarh, India. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in 2006. His research is focused on using polymers to address some of the key challenges in the areas of renewable energy and environmental science. Particular areas of interest include Superoleophobic surfaces, Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Ice-Repellent Surfaces, Membranes, Polymer Nanocomposites, Thermoelectrics, Solar Cells, and Liquid-liquid Separations.