Ty Jorgenson in the lab pipetting

Tyler Jorgenson

Chemical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

As a graduate student in the labs of Professors Rene Overney and Mehmet Sarikaya, Tyler studied the fundamental molecular interactions between protein-like molecules and atomically thin inorganic materials to enable future technologies such as medical diagnostics. More specifically, he utilized scanning probe microscopy techniques to understand the self-assembly process and energetics of genetically engineered solid-binding peptides on single layer atomic materials. Since completing his Ph.D. in 2020, Tyler joined Professor Stuart Rowan’s lab at the University of Chicago’s Molecular Engineering department as a postdoctoral scholar. Tyler is working on developing peptide/polymer materials with mechanoresponsive properties.