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Rick Koepsel, PhD

Rick Koepsel, PhDSenior Research Scientist
Lab Director

rkoepsel@andrew.cmu.edu

Rick is the on-site lab director for the Russell lab. Rick's specialties are in Microbiology and Biochemistry, but he is involved in all of the lab projects. His primary research interests are in the control of bacterial biofilms, antimicrobial polymer modification of surfaces, modification of cell surfaces for tissue targeting, and biofuel cell design and operation. Rick's primary responsibilities are in writing grants and papers, troubleshooting experiments, experimental design and data analysis.

Discovery at the rich interface of chemistry, biology, and material science to incorporate
biological molecules and polymers for the creation of multifunctional materials.