Tim Deming

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Bio:

Timothy Deming received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 1989, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. After a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he joined the faculty in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995. Here he held a joint appointment in the Materials and Chemistry Departments where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999 and Full Professor in 2003. In 2004 he moved to UCLA where he is now as Professor in the Bioengineering Department and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Research Interests:

Polymer and materials synthesis. Biomedical applications of polypeptide materials. Emphasis on application of chemical principles toward these ends as well as the use of biological precedents and strategies for the design of new materials. Research in the Deming group is focused around new, practical chemical routes for the synthesis of biological and bio-mimetic materials. These materials are being studied since they can be prepared from renewable resouces, they can be biocompatible and biodegradable, and often possess excellent physical properties. We are utilizing modern principles and techniques of chemistry and biology as the means to achieve our goal of synthetic materials with superior properties. This interdisciplinary approachstimulates innovations and ideas which direct these fields into new, exciting areas.

Education:

8/89 - 10/93 University of California Berkeley, CA

Ph.D. in Chemistry. Research encompassing polymer synthesis using organometallic catalysis, elucidation of polymerization mechanisms, and physical properties of helical macromolecules. Ph.D. thesis research with Dr. Bruce M. Novak.

9/85 - 6/89 University of California Irvine, CA

B.S. in Chemistry. Magna Cum Laude. Undergraduate research with Dr. William J. Evans, 6/87 - 6/89. Research activities involved exploration and expansion of the chemistry of cerium(IV) through synthesis of alkoxide and organometallic complexes.

Work Experience:

7/06 – 6/11

Chairman, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles

7/06 – present Chairman, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
7/06 – 12/08 Chairman, Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Graduate Program, University of California, Los Angeles
7/05 – present Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
7/04 – present Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
7/03 - 6/04 Professor, Materials and Chemistry Departments, University of California, Santa Barbara
7/99 - 6/03  Associate Professor, Materials and Chemistry Departments, University of California, Santa Barbara
2/96 - 6/99   Assistant Professor, Materials and Chemistry Departments. University of California, Santa Barbara
3/95 - 1/96 Assistant Professor, Materials Department. University of California, Santa Barbara
11/93 - 3/95 Postdoctoral research associate with Professor David A. Tirrell. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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