August 2018 - Congrats to Karime Laborin for winning the Best Research Award for the Summer REU program through the Materials Science & Engineering Department!!

April 2018 - Gillie and Anthony take first and second place poster prizes at the Stanford Polymer Collective Annual Symposium!!

March 2018 - Professor Appel is awarded a Junior Faculty Development Award from the American Diabetes Association. 

March 2017 - Doreen Chan's paper on single-chain nanoparticles from controlled drug delivery is published in Biomacromolecules

December 2016 - The Appel lab awarded a Research Starter Grant from the Pharmaceutics division of the PhRMA Foundation. 

November 2016 - Anthony Yu's paper on biomimetic moldable hydrogels prepared on scale is published in PNAS and featured in the Stanford News!

September 2016 - Professor Appel is named a 2016 Hellman Faculty Fellow!

September 2015 - Long-term delivery of therapeutics from Polymer-Nanoparticle (PNP) hydrogels featured in The Economist.

February 2015 - New Polymer-Nanoparticle (PNP) hydrogels published in Nature Communications and featured in MIT News, Fierce Biotech ResearchScience Direct, WebCultureScience Newsline, Medical Daily, Tech Times, NewsWise, Medical News Today, Mad Gadget, Med Device Online, Boston Business Journal, Med GadgetTxchnologist, materials360online, and Popular Science.

August 2013 - Eric awarded the Jon Weaver PhD Prize from the Macro Group UK and the Royal Society of Chemistry

March 2013 - Eric awarded a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (National Institute of Health)

February 2013 - Eric awarded a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (UK)

November 2012 - Eric awarded a Graduate Student Award at the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society 

Summer 2012 - Sustained release of drugs from cucurbit[8]uril-based hydrogels is published in Biomaterials and featured in the Cambridge News, The Hindu, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Network, PharmTech, ScienceNewsLine, Science Daily, BioPharma Reporter, NewsRX, Fierce Drug Delivery, and Bio Medicine

Summer 2012 - Cucurbit[8]uril-based hydrogels featured in the Summer edition of Chem@Cam magazine from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge