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Matthew L Becker

Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
B120 Levine Science Res Center, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
B120 Levine Science Res Center, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Polymer chemistry; bioconjugate chemistry; molecular imaging and additive manufacturing; materials for bone, soft tissue, neural and vascular tissue engineering; drug and protein delivery; degradable materials for flexible electronics

Selected Grants


Boston Children's/UCLA/Duke Next Generation Regeneration for Osteoarthritis (BUD NextGenRegen for OA)

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health · 2024 - 2029

University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1994 - 2027

Synergistic Enhancement of Peripheral Nerve Defect Repair using Peptide Functionalized Aligned Nanofiber Conduits

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke · 2022 - 2027

Resorbable, Phsophorylated Poly(ester urea) Surgical Adhesive to Enhance Fracture Healing

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

CD154 mediated local immune modulation in rib fracture healing in the elderly: A targeted approach

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by American College of Surgeons · 2024 - 2026

Boston Children's/UCLA/Duke Next Generation Regeneration for Osteoarthritis (BUD NextGenRegen for OA)

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health · 2024 - 2029

University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1994 - 2027

Synergistic Enhancement of Peripheral Nerve Defect Repair using Peptide Functionalized Aligned Nanofiber Conduits

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke · 2022 - 2027

Resorbable, Phsophorylated Poly(ester urea) Surgical Adhesive to Enhance Fracture Healing

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

CD154 mediated local immune modulation in rib fracture healing in the elderly: A targeted approach

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by American College of Surgeons · 2024 - 2026

Computational Model-Driven Design to Mitigate Vein Graft Failure after Coronary Artery Bypass

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Stanford University · 2022 - 2026

Pain Management in Critical Combat Casualty Environments using Resorbable Poly(ester urea) Films for Sustained Delivery of Meloxicam and Bupivacaine

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity · 2022 - 2026

RESORBABLE WATER BARRIER MATERIALS AND MACHINE LEARNING-DIRECTED SYNTHESIS

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Avient Corporation · 2022 - 2025

Modified Lens Fluids and Materials

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Adaptilens, LLC · 2020 - 2025

Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Acquisition of a Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) for Fundamental and Applied Biomedical Research, Education and Training

EquipmentMajor User · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2024 - 2025

Efficient Synthesis and Emergent Properties of Catenated Molecular Networks

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northwestern University · 2023 - 2024

Tethered Ligands for Craniofacial Bone Tissue Engineering

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Ohio State University · 2021 - 2024

An Elastomeric Composite Hernia Mesh, Termed Safe Mesh, to Prevent Post-Operative Adhesions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2021 - 2022

Trust in Flexible Electronic Devices and Additive Manufacturing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Akron · 2019 - 2021

External Relationships


  • 21MedTech - dba Viamer Biosciences
  • ACS Publications
  • Adaptilens, LLC
  • Artelon
  • Matregenix
  • 21MedTech - dba Viamer Biosciences
  • ACS Publications
  • Adaptilens, LLC
  • Artelon
  • Matregenix
  • Nanite, Inc

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.