Ashutosh Chilkoti, Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Graduate Studies  

Ashutosh Chilkoti

Ashutosh Chilkoti is a professor with Duke's Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Materials Systems (CBIMMS).

My research in biomolecular engineering and biointerface science focuses on the development of new molecular tools and technology's that borrow from molecular biology, protein engineering, polymer chemistry and surface science that we then exploit for the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, plasmonic biosensors, low-cost clinical diagnostics, and drug delivery.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  3381 CIEMAS
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5373
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Pages:

Center for Biologically Inspired Materials and Materials systems


Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991
B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, 1985
Research Interests:

Chilkoti's research focuses on biomolecular materials and biointerface science and emphasizes the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, biosensors, patterned biomaterials, and targeted drug delivery.

Areas of Interest:

Biomolecular materials
Biointerface Science


Polymer and Protein Engineering
Drug Delivery
Biological Materials
Sensing and Sensor Systems
Cancer diagnostics and therapy
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2013
Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, Society for Biomaterials, 2011
Humboldt Senior Researcher Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, 2010
Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, 2008
Distinguished Research Award, Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, 2005
Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Hudson 115A, WF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    Teer P015, F 10:05 AM-01:05 PM
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. FG Quiroz and A Chilkoti, Sequence heuristics to encode phase behaviour in intrinsically disordered protein polymers., Nature materials, vol. 14 no. 11 (November, 2015), pp. 1164-1171 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Y Qi and A Chilkoti, Protein-polymer conjugation-moving beyond PEGylation., Current opinion in chemical biology, vol. 28 (October, 2015), pp. 181-193 [doi]  [abs].
  3. R Abedini-Nassab, DY Joh, MA Van Heest, JS Yi, C Baker, Z Taherifard, DM Margolis, JV Garcia, A Chilkoti, DM Murdoch and BB Yellen, Characterizing the Switching Thresholds of Magnetophoretic Transistors., Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), vol. 27 no. 40 (October, 2015), pp. 6176-6180 [doi]  [abs].
  4. E Garanger, SR MacEwan, O Sandre, A Brûlet, L Bataille, A Chilkoti and S Lecommandoux, Structural Evolution of a Stimulus-Responsive Diblock Polypeptide Micelle by Temperature Tunable Compaction of its Core, Macromolecules, vol. 48 no. 18 (September, 2015), pp. 6617-6627 [doi] .
  5. S Roberts, M Dzuricky and A Chilkoti, Elastin-like polypeptides as models of intrinsically disordered proteins., FEBS letters, vol. 589 no. 19 Pt A (September, 2015), pp. 2477-2486 [doi]  [abs].