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Matthew Bernards, Ph.D.

Matthew Bernards, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office

Buchanan 302

Phone

208-885-2150

Mailing Address

Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Washington, 2008
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2007
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2003

  • Biology-Material Interfacial Interactions
  • Polyampholyte Polymers
  • Bone Tissue Engineering
  • Beta-Votaic Microbatteries

Matthew Bernards joins the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the University of Idaho, Bernards served as an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri, where he also held appointments in the Nuclear Engineering Program and Bioengineering Department. He graduated with his doctorate in chemical engineering and nanotechnology from the University of Washington in 2008. Bernards’ research group is focused on multiple aspects of materials science and engineering. One aspect of his research group is focused on understanding the interactions that occur between biological entities and material interfaces and using this knowledge to design biomaterials that facilitate healing at the molecular level. Another aspect of his research group is focused on developing micro- and nano-scale power generation systems based on nuclear energy.

  • Shi, Y., Zhang, P., Fang, T., Gao, E., Xi, F., Shou, T., Tao, M., Wu, S., Bernards, M.T., and Y. He, “In Situ Regeneration of Commercial NH3-SCR Catalysts with High Temperature Water Vapor.” Catalysis Communications, 116: 57-61, 2018.
  • Jiang, C., Zurick, K., Qin, C., and M.T. Bernards. “SIBLING Protein Mediated Collagen Fibrillogenesis and Denaturation.” Connective Tissue Research, 59(3): 274-286, 2018.
  • Moberly, J.G., Bernards, M.T., and K.V. Waynant, “Key Features and Updates for Origin 2018.” Journal of Cheminformatics, 10: 5, 2018. Invited Review.
  • Haag, S., and M.T. Bernards. “Polyampholyte Hydrogels in Biomedical Applications.” Gels, 3(4): 41, 2017. Invited Review.
  • Wan, P., Bernards, M.T., and B. Deng. “Modification of Polysulfone (PSF) Hollow Fiber Membranes (HFM) with Zwitterionic or Charged Polymers.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(26): 7576-7584, 2017.
  • Cao, S., Barcellona, M., Pfeiffer, F., and M.T. Bernards. “Tunable Multi-Functional Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Composed of Three Component Polyampholyte Polymers.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133(40): 43985, 2016.
  • Xu, M., Xu, S., Bernards, M.T., and Z. Hu. “Evaluation of High Density Algal Cultivation for Secondary Wastewater Polishing.” Water Environment Research, 88(1): 47-53, 2016.
  • Barcellona, M., Johnson, N., and M.T. Bernards. “Characterizing Drug Release from Nonfouling Polyampholyte Hydrogels.” Langmuir, 31(49): 13402-13409, 2015.
  • Li, P. and M.T. Bernards. “Impact of Magnesium Oxide Preparation Conditions on Iodine Adsorption Capacity.” Nuclear Science and Engineering, 181(3): 310-317, 2015.
  • Wang, F., Anderson, M., Bernards, M.T., and H. Hunt. “PEG Functionalization of Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Microresonator Biosensors to Minimize Non-Specific Protein Adsorption During Targeted, Label-Free Sensing.” Sensors, 15(8): 18040-18060, 2015.
  • Wang, Z., Ma, G., Zhang, J., Yuan, Z., Wang, L., Bernards, M., and S. Chen. “Surface Protonation/Deprotonation Controlled Instant Affinity Switch of Nano Drug Vehicle (NDV) for pH Triggered Tumor Cell Targeting.” Biomaterials, 62(1): 116-127, 2015.
  • Xu, S., Bernards, M.T., and Z. Hu. “Evaluation of Anaerobic/Anoxic/Oxic (A2/O) and Reverse A2/O Processes in Biological Nutrient Removal.” Water Environment Research, 86(11): 2186-2193, 2014.
  • M.T. Bernards and Y. He. “Polyampholyte Polymers as a Versatile Zwitterionic Biomaterial Platform.” Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, 25(14-15): 1479-1488, 2014. Invited Review.
  • Wang, Z., Ma, G., Zhang, J., Lin, W., Ji, F., Bernards, M.T., and S. Chen. “Development of Zwitterionic Polymer Based Doxorubicin Conjugates: Tuning the Surface Charge to Prolong the Circulation and Reduce Toxicity.” Langmuir, 30(13): 3764-3774, 2014.
  • Xu, M., Bernards, M.T., and Z. Hu. “Algae-facilitated Chemical Phosphorus Removal during High-density Chlorella Emersonii Cultivation in a Membrane Bioreactor.” Bioresource Technology, 153(1): 383-387, 2014.
  • Zurick, K., and M.T. Bernards. “Recent Biomedical Advances with Polyampholyte Polymers.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131(6): 40069, 2014.  Invited Review.
  • Schroeder, M., Zurick, K., McGrath, D., and M.T. Bernards. “Multifunctional Polyampholyte Hydrogels with Fouling Resistance and Protein Conjugation Capacity.” Biomacromolecules, 14(9): 3112-3122, 2013.
  • Xu, S., Zhang, Y., Sims, A., Bernards, M.T., and Z. Hu. “Fate and Toxicity of Melamine in Activated Sludge Treatment Systems after a Long-term Sludge Adaptation.”  Water Research, 49(7): 2307-2314, 2013.
  • Emerick, E., Grant, S.A., and M.T. Bernards. “Electrospinning of Sulfobetaine Methacrylate Nanofibers.” Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques, 1(1):1003, 2013.
  • Zurick, K., Qin, C., and M.T. Bernards. “Mineralization Induction Effects of Osteopontin, Bone Sialoprotein, and Dentin Phosphoprotein on a Biomimetic Collagen Substrate.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 101A(6): 1571-1581, 2013.
  • Dobbins, S., McGrath, D., and M.T. Bernards. “Nonfouling Hydrogels Formed from Charged Monomer Subunits.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 49(116): 14346-14352, 2012.
  • Soteropulos, C., Zurick, K., Bernards, M.T., and H. Hunt. “Tailoring the Protein Adsorption Properties of Whispering Gallery Mode Optical Biosensors.” Langmuir, 28(44): 15743-15750, 2012.
  • Zurick, K., Qin, # C., and M.T. Bernards#. “Adhesion of MC3T3-E1 Cells Bound to Dentin Phosphoprotein Specifically Bound to Collagen Type I.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 100A(9): 2492-2498, 2012.
  • Tah, T. and M.T. Bernards. “Nonfouling Polyampholyte Polymer Brushes with Protein Conjugation Capacity.” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 93(1): 195-201, 2012.

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

Mailing Address:

Chemical and Materials Science Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

Email: che@uidaho.edu or mse@uidaho.edu