Research and Discovery

The GlycoMIP team of researchers encompasses a diverse portfolio of disciplinary expertise, including more than ten science and engineering disciplines. The team will conduct leading-edge research that addresses critical barriers to glycomaterials discovery and development and furthers the goals of the federal Materials Genome Initiative to “discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost.”

Materials Genome Initiative approach to materials discovery and development


GlycoMIP uses an accelerated approach to discovery that integrates experiments, theory, and simulation to achieve scientific breakthroughs in glycomaterial synthesis, rational molecular design, measuring and modeling of glycan recognition, and automation of glycan synthesis and structure analysis.

Iterative research loops of GlycoMIP research program


Merging world-leading expertise in chemoenzymatic glycan synthesis, polymer synthesis, and polysaccharide derivatization and comprehensive expertise in glycomaterial characterization, the GlycoMIP research program is poised to yield advanced glycomaterials for a wide range of applications.

Team’s expertise in glycomaterials characterization