Matthew Webber

Keating-Crawford Collegiate Professor of Engineering; Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Actring Director, Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health






105F McCourtney Hall of Molecular Sciences and Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Supramolecular Biomaterials: The use of non-covalent molecular recognition motifs to engineer highly tunable, dynamic, modular, and bioactive materials for biomedical and biological applications.
  • “Smart” Drug Delivery and Diagnostics: The development of new strategies to deliver drugs, therapeutic proteins, or diagnostic agents that are capable of sensing and responding to spatiotemporal indicators of disease and/or overcoming physiologic barriers.
  • Bio-inspired Materials: The engineering of new materials using nature as inspiration or using natural frameworks to engineer materials with emergent properties that realize enhanced functionality and improved environmental sensing.
  • Supramolecular Chemistry: The development of new supramolecular motifs that afford enhanced affinity, improved biocompatibility, and/or more precise biomimicry to fully integrate the practice of supramolecular chemistry into new strategies for health care.



Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2011
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University 2009
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2006