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"Forcing biohybrid materials to perform in harsh environments."

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Dylan Atkins is a doctoral candidate in the groups of Self-Organizing Soft Matter (SSM) and Physical Chemistry (SPC). Dylan is intrigued that proteins have evolved to function optimally within a narrow set of environmental conditions. His primary aim is to produce functional biohybrid materials which perform optimally in harsh, new environments. Dylan’s research involves combining proteins with synthetic components to produce a range of biohybrid materials with remarkable new properties. His work is primarily focused on assessing the performance of these protein biohybrids, as well as characterizing their structural and morphological features in solution and bulk states using small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering.

Academic background

Dylan studied B. Engineering (Chemical) / B. Science (Chemistry) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 2014 he completed a design thesis under supervision of Professor Eric Kennedy and Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber on a reactive distillation column. Dylan was awarded the Engineers Australia Group Prize for his thesis. In 2015 he completed a research thesis under supervision of Dr. Aliser Page, Professor Rob Atkin, and Associate Professor Grant Webber performing QM-MD simulations of ionic liquid thin films. He subsequently graduated in 2015 with Honours Class I. In 2012/13 Dylan spent 3 months at the CSIRO Energy Centre as a scholar student, and visited the lab of Professor Ilja Voets at TU/e undertaking short research projects in 2013/14 and 2014/15. In 2016 he returned as a doctoral candidate in the groups of Self-Organizing Soft Matter (SSM) and Physical Chemistry (SPC), as well as the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS).

Education and Teaching

Physical Chemistry

Experimental Soft Matter

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  • 1 Article
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Old polymers for new tricks: structure and function of protein-polymer surfactant biohybrids

Atkins, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Tandem catalysis in multicomponent solvent-free biofluids

Atkins, D. L., Berrocal, J. A., Mason, A. F. & Voets, I. K., 14 Nov 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 42, p. 19797-19805 9 p.

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    Researchers detail one of the biggest proteins ever found

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