Stevin Henry Gehrke

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Professor
Fred Kurata Memorial Professor of Chemical Engineering
Primary office:
785-864-4956
Learned Hall
Room 4149A
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Education

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota

BS, Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University

Teaching Interests

  • Polymer science
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Momentum Transfer
  • Mass transfer
  • Transport phenomena
  • Diffusion
  • Unit operations
  • Biotechnology

Research

Synthesis, properties and characterization of hydrogels and biomimetic materials.

Research Interests

  • Gels
  • Hydrogels
  • Biomaterials
  • Polymer networks
  • Drug delivery
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Insect cuticle
  • Tissue engineering

Selected Publications

Townsend, J. M., Andrews, B. T., Feng, Y. Wang, J. Nudo, R. J., Van Kampen, E. Gehrke, S. H., Berkland, C. J., & Detamore, M. S. (2018). Superior calvarial bone regeneration using pentenoate-functionalized hyaluronic acid hydrogels with devitalized tendon particles. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 71, 148-155. DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2018.02.013

Pacelli, S. Maloney, R. Chakravarti, A. R., Whitlow, J. Basu, S. Modaresi, S. Gehrke, S. & Paul, A. (2017). Controlling adult stem cell behavior using nanodiamond-reinforced hydrogel: implication in bone regeneration therapy. Scientific Reports, 7(1). DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-06028-y

Xiao, Y. Rennerfeldt, D. Friis, E. A., Gehrke, S. H., & Detamore, M. S. (2017). Evaluation of apparent fracture toughness of articular cartilage and hydrogels. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 11(1), 121-128. DOI:10.1002/term.1892

Beck, E. C., Barragan, M. Tadros, M. H., Gehrke, S. H., & Detamore, M. S. (2016). Approaching the compressive modulus of articular cartilage with a decellularized cartilage-based hydrogel. Acta Biomaterialia, 38, 94-105. DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2016.04.019 ://WOS:000378963800009

Ott, L. M., Zabel, T. A., Walker, N. K., Farris, A. L., Chakroff, J. T., Ohst, D. G., Johnson, J. K., Gehrke, S. H., Weatherly, R. A., & Detamore, M. S. (2016). Mechanical evaluation of gradient electrospun scaffolds with 3D printed ring reinforcements for tracheal defect repair. Biomedical Materials, 11(2). DOI:10.1088/1748-6041/11/2/025020 ://WOS:000375523400025

Sprouse, P. A., Dittmer, N. T., Kramer, K. J., Kanost, M. R., Dhar, P. & Gehrke, S. H. (2015). Characterization of the Secondary Structure of CP30, a Highly Repetitive Ampholytic Protein in Beetle Elytral Cuticle. Macromolecular Symposia, 358(1), 212–216.

Khanlari, A. Schulteis, J. E., Suekama, T. C., Detamore, M. S., & Gehrke, S. H. (2015). Designing crosslinked hyaluronic acid hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties for biomedical applications. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 132(22). DOI:10.1002/app.42009

Beck, E. C., Lohman, B. L., Tabakh, D. B., Kieweg, S. L., Gehrke, S. H., Berkland, C. J., & Detamore, M. S. (2015). Enabling Surgical Placement of Hydrogels Through Achieving Paste-Like Rheological Behavior in Hydrogel Precursor Solutions. Annals of biomedical engineering. DOI:10.1007/s10439-015-1277-8

Beck, E. Libeer, T. Kieweg, S. Gehrke, S. Converse, G. Hopkins, R. Berkland, C. & Detamore, M. (2015). Promoting Chondrogenesis Through Paste-Like Hydrogel Precursors. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A 21, S273–S273.

Khanlari, A. Suekama, T. C., Detamore, M. S., & Gehrke, S. H. (2015). Structurally diverse and readily tunable photocrosslinked chondroitin sulfate based copolymers. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS, 53(15), 1070-1079. DOI:10.1002/polb.23751

Khanlari, A. Suekama, T. C., & Gehrke, S. H. (2015). Structurally Versatile Glycosaminoglycan Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications. Macromolecular Symposia, 358(1), 67–77.

Lomakin, J. Sprouse, P. A., Detamore, M. S., & Gehrke, S. H. (2014). Effect of Pre-Stress on the Dynamic Tensile Behavior of the TMJ Disc. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Trans. ASME, 136(1), 011001-1 – 011001-8.

Khanlari, A. Suekama, T. C., Detamore, M. S., & Gehrke, S. H. (2014). Mimicking the Extracellular Matrix: Tuning the Mechanical Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate Hydrogels by Copolymerization with Oligo(ethylene glycol) Diacrylates. MRS Proceedings, 1622, 189-195. DOI:10.1557/opl.2013.1207

Ingavle, G. C., Gehrke, S. H., & Detamore, M. S. (2014). The bioactivity of agarose PEGDA interpenetrating network hydrogels with covalently immobilized RGD peptides and physically entrapped aggrecan. Biomaterials, 35(11), 3558-3570.

Suekama, T. C., Khanlari, A. & Gehrke, S. H. (2014). Tuning Mechanical Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate-Based Hydrogels Using the Double-Network Strategy. MRS Proceedings, 1622, 79-84. DOI:10.1557/opl.2014.72

Suekama, T. C., Hu, J. Kurokawa, T. Gong, J. P., & Gehrke, S. H. (2013). Double-Network Strategy Improves Fracture Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate Networks. ACS Macro Letters , 2(2), 137-140.

Rennerfeldt, D. A., Renth, A. N., Talata, Z. Gehrke, S. H., & Detamore, M. S. (2013). Hierarchically Designed Agarose and Poly(ethylene glycol) Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Biomaterials, 34(33), 8241-8257.

Ingavle, G. C., Frei, A. W., Gehrke, S. H., & Detamore, M. S. (2013). Incorporation of Aggrecan in Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels to Improve Cellular Performance for Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Tissue Engineering Part A , 19, 11-12.

Khanlari, A. Detamore, M. S., & Gehrke, S. H. (2013). Increasing Cross-Linking Efficiency of Methacrylated Chondroitin Sulfate Hydrogels by Copolymerization with Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) Diacrylates. Macromolecules, 46(24), 9609-9617.

Selected Presentations

Vaclaw, M. C., Sprouse, P. A., Dittmer, N. T., Kanost, M. R., Dhar, P. & Gehrke, S. . (09/29/2016). Linking protein-catechol-chitin interactions to the physical properties of beetle elytral cuticle, a multicomponent biomaterial. ICE 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orlando, FL

Gehrke, S. Cantrell-Smith, J. D., Chen, L. M., Harris, B. S., Khanlari, A. Lagerman, C. E., Pickens, L. E., Rogers, J. J., Schroeder, J. D., Suekama, T. C., VanKampen, E. & West, D. . (06/22/2016 - 06/22/2016). “Engineering glycosaminoglycan hydrogels to control swelling, moduli and fracture properties”. Polymer Networks Group. Stockholm, Sweden

Gehrke, S. H., Vaclaw, M. C., Sprouse, P. A., Dittmer, N. T., Kanost, M. R. & Dhar, P. . (06/20/2016). ”Chitin-binding proteins induce biomacromolecular microparticle formation: inspirations from insect cuticle for hierarchical self-assembly”. Polymer Networks Group. Stockholm, Sweden

Van Kampen, E. Khanlari, A. Suekama, T. C., Gehrke, S. H. & . (11/12/2015 - 11/12/2015). Engineering Glycosaminoglycan Gels to Control Physical Properties. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Salt Lake City, UT. Available Here

Vaclaw, M. C., Sprouse, P. A., Dittmer, N. T., Kanost, M. R., Dhar, P. Gehrke, S. H. & . (11/10/2015 - 11/10/2015). Chitin-Protein Interactions That Control the Mechanical Properties of Beetle Elytral Cuticle, a Multicomponent Biomaterial. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Salt Lake City. Available Here

Selected Awards & Honors

Raymond Oenbring Excellence in Teaching in Chemical Engineering
KU C&PE
2016 - 2017


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Special Seminar with Boelo Schurr from the University of Twente | Friday, October 25th | 1:00 - 1:50PM | 2420 LEEP2

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