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Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

Small. Interesting. Biophysical. Useful.


The Laboratory is engaged in several research and early-stage technology development activities involving polypeptide-based biomaterials.

Members of the Laboratory are especially interested in the use of physical methods for analysis of structural and functional properties of natural or designed biomaterials.

The biomaterials of interest include polyelectrolyte multilayer films and electrospun nanofibers.

Donald T. Haynie, PhD

Associate Professor and

Head, Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

University of South Florida

Department of Physics

4202 East Fowler Avenue

Tampa, FL 33620


To contact the Laboratory:

Phone: +1 (813) 974.7793

Fax: +1 (813) 974.5813

E-mail: dhaynie@cas.usf.edu

NanoFlorida 2010, poster competition, Dhan Khadka, Khagendra Bhattarai and Don Haynie

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Applied Physics at USF, 2010 poster competition, Zephra Bell, Dhan Khadka, Kaitlyn Casali and Don Haynie

Distinguished Lecturer Award, Nano-Bio Collaborative, 2010, Don Haynie

Excellence in Innovation Award 2010, University of South Florida, Don Haynie

National Academy of Inventors, Member, Don Haynie

Project grant from Bankhead-Coley Research Foundation, 2011, Don Haynie

Michael Cross, a PhD student in the Laboratory, wins Young Scientist Lecture Competition, NANOSMAT-USA 2012, with 34 nations represented at meeting

76th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences (2012), Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Paper, Physics and Space Sciences Section, Dhan Khadka, PhD student in the Laboratory

Nicole Le, a USF Presidential Scholar who is doing undergraduate research in the Laboratory, is awarded an Interdisciplinary Research Scholarship for study of the mechanism of stability of peptide-based electrospun fibers

For more, see Teaching page

Recent awards

The Laboratory is located in the new 7-storey Interdisciplinary Sciences Building on the Tampa Campus of USF. A photograph of the building is shown above.

2010-12 Donald T. Haynie. All rights reserved.

Jan 2012

1 Post-doc and several PhD positions open. Enquire here.