Marjorie Longo

uc davis materials science engineering graduate group marjorie longo

Position Title

Chemical Engineering

3108 Bainer Hall
Biomaterials, biomembranes and surfactants, hard-soft interfaces, microscopy and fluorescence techniques

Longo creates new biomaterials that combine the properties of biological membranes with the unique properties of non-biological materials, such as mesoporous gels, synthetic polymers and patterned surfaces. Her research group studies the thermodynamic, dynamic and electro-optic behaviors of these new hybrid materials, not only to develop materials that can be used in the discovery of new medicines, generate energy and efficiently deliver medicine to the body, but also deepen an understanding of biological membranes.