Thomas H. Epps, III, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2021
For outstanding contributions to the self-assembly of polymeric materials for drug delivery and gene therapy applications.

Thomas H. Epps III and Lashanda Korley Have Teamed up to Envision a More Sustainable Plastics Industry

Via Chemical & Engineering News | February 22, 2021

Thomas H. Epps III and LaShanda Korley can’t seem to escape each other’s gravity. The two polymer scientists first met at a conference more than 2 decades ago, as students. Soon after, they each emerged as rising stars in the field of soft matter.

Epps, an expert in synthesis and nanoscale assembly, joined the faculty at the University of Delaware and began developing functional materials such as ion-conducting membranes and self-assembling nanostructures for targeted drug delivery. Korley, who specializes in molecular design, landed at Case Western Reserve University, where she built a research program centered on crafting novel nanocomposite materials inspired by biological structures like spider silk.

The two kept in touch, and in 2018, when Korley moved to the University of Delaware, they seized the opportunity to join forces. What followed was a burst of research productivity that has cemented them as one of the most influential duos in soft matter… Continue reading.


Dr. Thomas Epps to be inducted into medical and biological engineering elite

Via AIMBE | February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Thomas H. Epps, III, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Dr. Epps was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the self-assembly of polymeric materials for drug delivery and gene therapy applications.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences… Continue reading.