David C. Venerus

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Chronic exposure to reducing sugars due to diabetes, aging, and diet can permanently modify extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. This non-enzymatic glycosylation, or glycation, can lead to the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and crosslinking of the ECM. This study investigates the effects of glycation on the properties of type I collagen(More)
Thermo-responsive hydrogels have shown promise as injectable materials for local drug delivery. However, the phase-induced changes in polymer properties of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) can pose additional challenges for achieving controlled protein release. In this work, thermo-responsive hydrogels derived from NIPAAm and cross-linked with poly(ethylene(More)
We develop the general equation for the nonequilibrium reversible-irreversible coupling framework of thermodynamics to handle moving interfaces in the context of a gas that can be dissolved in a surrounding liquid. The key innovation is a "moving interface normal transfer" term required for consistency between the thermodynamic evolution equation and the(More)
Using self-designed particle visualization instrumentation, startup shear and step strain tests were conducted under a series of systematically varied rheological and geometrical conditions, and the velocity profiles of three different well-entangled polybutadiene/oligomer solutions were obtained. For startup shear tests, in the regime of entanglement(More)
Anyone who has enjoyed a glass of wine has undoubtedly noticed the regular pattern of liquid beads that fall along the inside of the glass, or 'tears of wine.' The phenomenon is the result of a flow against gravity along the liquid film on the glass, which is induced by an interfacial tension gradient. It is generally accepted that the interfacial tension(More)
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