Surya K. Mallapragada

2114 Sweeney Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-7407
Fax 515-294-2689

Research Interests

        Project Affiliations:
        Bioinspired Materials

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1996
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1993

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 - 2010 Member, NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section
  • 2006 - 2007 Member, Defense Sciences Study Group
  • 2004 - present Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
  • 1999 - 2008 Review panelist, NSF BES, CTS, DMII, EEC, CBET

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science
  • 2007 Big 12 Rising Star Award
  • 2006 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2006 Participant, National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Eng. Symposium
  • 2002 Named to MIT's Technology Review’s “Top 100 Young Innovators” list
  • 2001 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award
  • 2001, 2007 ISU Foundation Early and Mid-Career Excellence in Research Awards
  • 2000 NSF CAREER Award

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Feng S R; Wang L J; Palo P; Liu X P; Mallapragada S K; Nilsen-Hamilton M . 2013. Integrated Self-Assembly of the Mms6 Magnetosome Protein to Form an Iron-Responsive Structure. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 14:14594-14606. abstract
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Liu X P; Ge Q W; Rawal A; Parada G; Schmidt-Rohr K; Akinc M; Mallapragada S K . 2013. Templated and Bioinspired Aqueous Phase Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Zirconia. Science of Advanced Materials. 5:354-365. abstract
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Ma X; Klosterman L; Hu Y Y; Liu X P; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S; Akinc M . 2012. Aqueous Route Synthesis of Mesoporous ZrO2 by Agarose Templation. Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 95:3455-3462. abstract
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Wang W J; Bu W; Wang L J; Palo P E; Mallapragada S; Nilsen-Hamilton M; Vaknin D . 2012. Interfacial Properties and Iron Binding to Bacterial Proteins That Promote the Growth of Magnetite Nanocrystals: X-ray Reflectivity and Surface Spectroscopy Studies. Langmuir. 28:4274-4282. abstract
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Wang L J; Prozorov T; Palo P E; Liu X P; Vaknin D; Prozorov R; Mallapragada S; Nilsen-Hamilton M . 2012. Self-Assembly and Biphasic Iron-Binding Characteristics of Mms6, A Bacterial Protein That Promotes the Formation of Superparamagnetic Magnetite Nanoparticles of Uniform Size and Shape. Biomacromolecules. 13:98-105. abstract
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Schlichting K E; Copeland-Johnson T M; Goodman M; Lipert R J; Prozorov T; Liu X P; McKinley T O; Lin Z Q; Martin J A; Mallapragada S K . 2011. Synthesis of a novel photopolymerized nanocomposite hydrogel for treatment of acute mechanical damage to cartilage. Acta Biomaterialia. 7:3094-3100. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Liu X P; Ma X; Rawal A; Prozorov T; Akinc M; Mallapragada S K; Schmidt-Rohr K . 2011. Biomimetic Self-Assembling Copolymer-Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites with the Nanocrystal Size Controlled by Citrate. Chemistry of Materials. 23:2481-2490. abstract
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Hu Y Y; Yusufoglu Y; Kanapathipillai M; Yang C Y; Wu Y Q; Thiyagarajan P; Deming T; Akinc M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S . 2009. Self-assembled calcium phosphate nanocomposites using block copolypeptide templates. Soft Matter. 5:4311-4320. abstract
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Determan M D; Guo L; Lo C T; Thiyagarajan P; Mallapragada S K . 2008. pH- and temperature-dependent phase behavior of a PEO-PPO-PEO-based pentablock copolymer in aqueous media. Physical Review E. 78:021802. abstract
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Yusufoglu Y; Hu Y; Kanapathipillai M; Kramer M; Kalay Y E; Thiyagarajan P; Akinc M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S . 2008. Bioinspired synthesis of self-assembled calcium phosphate nanocomposites using block copolymer-peptide conjugates. Journal of Materials Research. 23:3196-3212. abstract
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