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Paul Glass

Former Undergraduate Advisees:
  • Mehmet Gokhan Atinc
  • Kelly Nakamura
  • Jen Shih
  • Hanyan Wang
  • Carol Lee
  • Ramya Ramesh
  • Derek Wisnieski
  • Ergun Calisgan
  • Serhat Colak
  • Anastasia Kurnikova
Paul Glass

Current Position: Senior Research Engineer, nanoGriptech
email: pglass (AT) nanogriptech (DOT) com

Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 2010
B.Eng - Mechanical Engineering, McGill University 2005

Research Projects:

Therapeutic Capsule Endoscopes
Synthetic Gecko Inspired Adhesives
- Dopamine Methacrylamide-Coated Microfibrillar Adhesives

In the News:


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
C. Bellini, P. Glass, M. Sitti, and E. Di Martino, Biaxial Mechanical Modeling of the Small Intestine, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Accepted (In Press), 2011.

H. Chung, P. Glass, J. M. Pothen, M. Sitti, and N. R. Washburn. Enhanced Adhesion of Dopamine Methacrylamide Elastomers via Viscoelasticity Tuning, Biomacromolecules, 12 (2), pp. 342-347, February 2011. Available online.

S. Kim, A. Carlson, J. Wu, S.H. Jin, A. Kovalsky, P. Glass, N. Ahmed, S. Elgan, W. Chen, P. Ferreira, M. Sitti, Y. Huang, and J. Rogers. Microstructured elastomeric surfaces with reversible adhesion and an example of their use in deterministic assembly by transfer printing, PNAS, 107 (40), pp. 17095-17100, October 2010. Available online.

P. Glass, H. Chung, N. R. Washburn, and M. Sitti. Enhanced Wet Adhesion and Shear of Elastomeric Micro-Fiber Arrays with Mushroom Tip Geometry and a Photopolymerized p(DMA-co-MEA) Tip Coating. Langmuir, 26 (22), pp. 1735717362, November 2010. Available online.

P. Glass, H. Chung, N. R. Washburn, and M. Sitti. Enhanced Reversible Adhesion of Dopamine Methacrylamide-Coated Elastomer Microfibrillar Structures under Wet Conditions. Langmuir, 25 (12), pp. 6607-6612, June 2009. Available online.

P. Glass, H. Chung, C. Lee, E. Tworkoski, N.R. Washburn, and M. Sitti. Biologically inspired patterned and coated adhesives for medical devices. Journal of Medical Devices, 3 (2), p. 027537, June 2009.

P. Glass, M. Sitti, A. Pennathur, and R. Appasamy. A Swallowable Tethered Capsule Endoscope for Diagnosing Barrett's Esophagus. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 69 (5), p. 106, Apr. 2009.

P. Glass, E. Cheung, and M. Sitti. A legged Anchoring Mechanism for Capsule Endoscopes Using Micropatterned Adhesives. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 55 (12), pp. 2759-2767, Dec. 2008. Available online

P. Glass, M. Sitti, and R. Appasamy. A New Biomimetic Adhesive for Therapeutic Capsule Endoscope Applications in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 65 (5), p. AB 91, Apr. 2007.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings
P. Glass, E. Cheung, H. Wang, R. Appasamy, and M. Sitti. A Motorized Anchoring Mechanism for a Tethered Capsule Robot Using Fibrillar Adhesives for Interventions in the Esophagus. 2nd IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2008. BioRob 2008, pp. 758-764. Available online

C. Zapanta, W. Ruder, J. Newberg, D. Minhas, P. Glass, E. Osuna-Highley, L.T. Sun, A. Siefert, J. Shum, P. Taylor, A. Drummond, and B. Chu. An Integrated Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Laboratory Course. American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, TX, June 2009.