Matthew Webber receives 2024 ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award

Matthew Webber

Matthew Webber, Keating-Crawford Collegiate Professor of Engineering and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been honored with the 2024 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

The Curtis W. McGraw Research Award recognizes the significant achievements of engineering researchers and educators with outstanding research abilities, trajectory, and potential.

Webber has pioneered advancements in the application of supramolecular chemistry to prepare functional biomaterials and drug delivery technologies.

The Webber Lab approaches the design of materials from the molecular scale, with an emphasis on understanding and exploiting reversible interactions to achieve predictable function. This approach enables the development of materials for use in medicine, such as injectable gels, as well as the design of novel disease therapeutics that offer more precise, on-demand dosing.

Webber was presented with the award at the 2024 Engineering Research Council (ERC) Annual Conference on March 4, 2024. 

— Karla Cruise, Notre Dame Engineering