Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Siteman Cancer Center Member, Oncologic Imaging Program, Washington University School of Medicine
Awards and Fellowships
2019 Kavli Fellow (Kavli Foundation / U.S. National Academy of Sciences)
2017 Young Investigator Award (Cancer Research Foundation)
2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (Packard Foundation)
2017 Foresight Fellow – Synthetic Polymer Chemistry (Foresight Institute)
2015 IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award for Young Chemists
Northwestern Department of Chemistry Award for Excellence in Graduate Research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation
2013 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award Winner
Department of Energy Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award
Northwestern International Institute for Nanotechnology Ryan Fellowship
Department of Defense National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
World Class University Fellowship – NanoCentury KAIST Institute / Korea
Thomas B. Nantz Memorial Scholarship (Excellence in Chemistry), University of Kentucky
Independent Publications & Patents
Publications (at WashU)
Li, R.; Li, X.; Zhang, Y.; Delawder, A. O.; Colley. N. D.; Whiting, E.; Barnes, J. C.* Diblock Brush-Arm Star Copolymers via a Core-First/Graft-From Approach Using γ-Cyclodextrin and ROMP: A Modular Platform for Drug Delivery. Polym. Chem. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/C9PY01146C. Part of the 'Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators 2020' issue.
Delawder, A. O.; Natraj, A.; Colley, N. D.; Saak, T.; Greene, A. F.; Barnes, J. C.* Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Photomechanical Actuator Performance of a Sequence-Defined Polyviologen Macrocrosslinker. Supramol. Chem. 2019, 31, 523–531. Part of the ‘Emerging Supramolecular Chemists in the United States’ special issue.
Amir, F.; Liles, K. P.; Delawder, A. O.; Colley, N. D.; Palmquist, M. S.; Linder, H. R.; Sell, S. A.; Barnes, J. C.* Reversible Hydrogel Photopatterning: Spatial and Temporal Control Over Gel Mechanical Properties Using Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 24627–24638.
Liles, K. P.; Greene, A. F.; Danielson, M. K.; Colley, N. D.; Wellen, A.; Fisher, J. A.; Barnes, J. C.* Photoredox-based Actuation of an Artificial Molecular Muscle. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2018, 1700781.
Greene, A. F.; Danielson, M.; Liles, K. P.; Delawder, A. O.; Li, X.; Natraj, A.; Wellen, A.; Barnes, J. C.* Redox-Responsive Artificial Molecular Muscles: Reversible Radical-Based Self-Assembly for Actuating Hydrogels. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 9498–9508.
Barnes, J. C.*; Mirkin, C. A.* Profile of Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard L. Feringa, 2016 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2017, 114, 620–625.
Patents (at WashU)
Barnes, J. C.; Li, X.; Delawder, A. O.; Li, R. U.S. Patent Application 16/370,316. Compositions of Drug Delivery Agents and Methods of Use Thereof. Filed: March 29, 2019.
Barnes, J. C.; Greene, A. F.; Delawder, A. O.; Liles, K. P. U.S. Patent Application 15/939,515. Actuating Materials and Method of Making and Using the Same. Filed: March 29, 2018.