Who We Are


Principal Investigator (MIT)

Paula T Hammond

PhD, Chemical Engineering

David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering
Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology

Professor Paula Hammond received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984, and her M.S. from Georgia Tech in 1988 and earned her Ph.D. in 1993 from MIT. Professor Paula Hammond was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2017, the National Academy of Medicine in 2016, and the 2013 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Hammond research groups at the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and SMART AMR focus on the self-assembly of polymeric nanomaterials, with a major emphasis on the use of electrostatics and other complementary interactions to generate multifunctional materials with highly controlled architecture.


Nanoscale biomaterials to enable drug delivery from surfaces with spatio-temporal control

Responsive polymer architectures for targeted nanoparticle drug and gene delivery

Self-assembled materials systems for electrochemical energy devices

AMR IRG projects include the development of tailored antimicrobial nanoparticle drug-carrier systems designed to target, disrupt and eradicate biofilm-associated infections.

Projects I Contribute To

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