Stevin Henry Gehrke

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Professor
Fred Kurata Memorial Professor of Chemical Engineering
Primary office:
785.864.4956
Learned Hall, 4149A
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Education

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, Jakob M., Brian T. Andrews, Yi Feng, Jinxi Wang, Randolph J. Nudo, Erik Van Kampen, Stevin H. Gehrke, Cory J. Berkland, and Michael S. Detamore. “Superior Calvarial Bone Regeneration Using Pentenoate-Functionalized Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels with Devitalized Tendon Particles.” Journal Articles. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA 71 (2018): 148–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2018.02.013.
Pacelli, Settimio, Ryan Maloney, Aparna R Chakravarti, Jonathon Whitlow, Sayantani Basu, Saman Modaresi, Stevin Gehrke, and Arghya Paul. “Controlling Adult Stem Cell Behavior Using Nanodiamond-Reinforced Hydrogel: Implication in Bone Regeneration Therapy.” Journal Articles. Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06028-y.
Xiao, Y., D. Rennerfeldt, E. A. Friis, S. H. Gehrke, and M. S. Detamore. “Evaluation of Apparent Fracture Toughness of Articular Cartilage and Hydrogels.” Journal Articles. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 11, no. 1 (2017): 121–28. https://doi.org/10.1002/term.1892.
Beck, E. C., M. Barragan, M. H. Tadros, S. H. Gehrke, and M. S. Detamore. “Approaching the Compressive Modulus of Articular Cartilage with a Decellularized Cartilage-Based Hydrogel.” Journal Articles. Acta Biomaterialia 38 (2016): 94–105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2016.04.019.
Ott, L. M., T. A. Zabel, N. K. Walker, A. L. Farris, J. T. Chakroff, D. G. Ohst, J. K. Johnson, S. H. Gehrke, R. A. Weatherly, and M. S. Detamore. “Mechanical Evaluation of Gradient Electrospun Scaffolds with 3D Printed Ring Reinforcements for Tracheal Defect Repair.” Journal Articles. Biomedical Materials 11, no. 2 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-6041/11/2/025020.
Khanlari, Anahita, Tiffany C. Suekama, Michael S. Detamore, and Stevin H. Gehrke. “Structurally Diverse and Readily Tunable Photocrosslinked Chondroitin Sulfate Based Copolymers.” Journal Articles. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS 53, no. 15 (July 2015): 1070–79. https://doi.org/10.1002/polb.23751.
Khanlari, Anahita, Jason E. Schulteis, Tiffany C. Suekama, Michael S. Detamore, and Stevin H. Gehrke. “Designing Crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels with Tunable Mechanical Properties for Biomedical Applications.” Journal Articles. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE 132, no. 22 (May 2015). https://doi.org/10.1002/app.42009.
Beck, E C, B L Lohman, D B Tabakh, S L Kieweg, S H Gehrke, C J Berkland, and M S Detamore. “Enabling Surgical Placement of Hydrogels Through Achieving Paste-Like Rheological Behavior in Hydrogel Precursor Solutions.” Journal Articles. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, February 18, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-015-1277-8.
Sprouse, Patricia A, Neal T Dittmer, Karl J Kramer, Michael R Kanost, Prajnaparamita Dhar, and Stevin H Gehrke. “Characterization of the Secondary Structure of CP30, a Highly Repetitive Ampholytic Protein in Beetle Elytral Cuticle.” Journal Articles. Macromolecular Symposia 358, no. 1 (2015): 212–216.
Beck, E, T Libeer, S Kieweg, S Gehrke, G Converse, R Hopkins, C Berkland, and M Detamore. “Promoting Chondrogenesis Through Paste-Like Hydrogel Precursors.” Other. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, 2015.
Khanlari, Anahita, Tiffany C Suekama, and Stevin H Gehrke. “Structurally Versatile Glycosaminoglycan Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications.” Journal Articles. Macromolecular Symposia 358, no. 1 (2015): 67–77.
Lomakin, J., P. A. Sprouse, M. S. Detamore, and S. H. Gehrke. “Effect of Pre-Stress on the Dynamic Tensile Behavior of the TMJ Disc.” Journal Articles. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Trans. ASME 136, no. 1 (2014): 011001–1 – 011001–8.
Khanlari, A., T. C. Suekama, M. S. Detamore, and S. H. Gehrke. “Mimicking the Extracellular Matrix: Tuning the Mechanical Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate Hydrogels by Copolymerization with Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) Diacrylates.” Journal Articles. MRS Proceedings 1622 (2014): 189–95. https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2013.1207.
Ingavle, G. C., S. H. Gehrke, and M. S. Detamore. “The Bioactivity of Agarose PEGDA Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels with Covalently Immobilized RGD Peptides and Physically Entrapped Aggrecan.” Journal Articles. Biomaterials 35, no. 11 (2014): 3558–70.
Suekama, Tiffany C., Anahita Khanlari, and Stevin H. Gehrke. “Tuning Mechanical Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate-Based Hydrogels Using the Double-Network Strategy.” Journal Articles. MRS Proceedings 1622 (2014): 79–84. https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2014.72.
Suekama, T. C., J. Hu, T. Kurokawa, J. P. Gong, and S. H. Gehrke. “Double-Network Strategy Improves Fracture Properties of Chondroitin Sulfate Networks.” Journal Articles. ACS Macro Letters 2, no. 2 (2013): 137–40.
Rennerfeldt, D. A., A. N. Renth, Z. Talata, S. H. Gehrke, and M. S. Detamore. “Hierarchically Designed Agarose and Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels for Cartilage Tissue Engineering.” Journal Articles. Biomaterials 34, no. 33 (2013): 8241–57.
Ingavle, G. C., A. W. Frei, S. H. Gehrke, and M. S. Detamore. “Incorporation of Aggrecan in Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels to Improve Cellular Performance for Cartilage Tissue Engineering.” Journal Articles. Tissue Engineering Part A 19 (2013): 11–12.
Khanlari, A., M. S. Detamore, and S. H. Gehrke. “Increasing Cross-Linking Efficiency of Methacrylated Chondroitin Sulfate Hydrogels by Copolymerization with Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) Diacrylates.” Journal Articles. Macromolecules 46, no. 24 (2013): 9609–17.

Selected Presentations

Vaclaw, M. C., Sprouse, P. A., Dittmer, N. T., Kanost, M. R., Dhar, P., & Gehrke, S. (9/29/2016). 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., ...West, D. (6/22/2016 - 6/22/2016). “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. (6/20/2016). ”Chitin-binding proteins induce biomacromolecular microparticle formation: inspirations from insect cuticle for hierarchical self-assembly”. Polymer Networks Group. Stockholm, Sweden
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. https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2015/webprogram/Paper434044.html
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. https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2015/webprogram/Paper434224.html

Selected Awards & Honors

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