Amelia Fuller received $330,000 from the National Science Foundation
Amelia Fuller with the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has received a $330,000 award from NSF to support her project "Developing predictive guidelines to stabilize gold nanoparticles with peptoids".
This research project will address plans for the preparation and study of new peptidomimetic molecules. These studies will advance our understanding of key relationships that allow biomimetic molecules to adopt speciﬁc structures necessary for recognition of organic molecules in aqueous solutions. This work has potential impact in biological or environmental chemistry, speciﬁcally by designing new synthetic receptors that interact with molecules of interest in these applications, including polyﬂuorinated substances. Simultaneously, the projects proposed will enhance teaching and training of undergraduates through their participation in this work in the PI's research lab and through course-based research experiences.