Faculty Advisor

Teixeira, Andrew R

Abstract

The pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a transformative shift toward personalized medicine and new methods for controlled delivery of those drugs are necessary. MOFs are an exciting potential sorbent due to their extremely high surface areas (1,000 m^2/g and 10,000 m^2/g) and ultrafine molecular sieving ability. In this project, we designed, constructed, and validated a system and mathematical model for assessing the drug release profiles from porous media. The work culminates with a systematic perspective identifying the need for stable, size-tunable frameworks that could serve as an excellent and effective drug delivery system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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