Adam J. Gormley

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Gormley lab
Adam Gormley is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University and an expert in nanobiomaterials. Prior to Rutgers, Adam was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Karolinska Institutet (2016) and a Whitaker International Scholar at Imperial College London (2012-2015) in the laboratory of Professor Molly Stevens. He obtained his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Utah in the laboratory of Professor Hamid Ghandehari (2012), and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University (2006). In January 2017, Adam started the Gormley Lab which seeks to develop bioactive nanobiomaterials for therapeutic and regenerative medicine applications.


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Imperial College London & Karolinska Institutet, 2012-2016
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Utah, 2012
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2006


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship
Whitaker International Scholarship
DOD CDMRP Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Professional Affiliations

Biomedical Engineering Society
Controlled Release Society

Research Interests

The Gormley Lab for bioinspired nanobiomaterials seeks to develop synthetic nanomaterials that mimic therapeutic proteins and growth factors used as therapeutics and in regenerative medicine. Using advanced synthetic and characterization techniques, ligands are being developed to directly interface with the cell’s machinery of proteins in order to direct cell behavior. Other projects in nanomaterial self-assembly and nanoparticle-based diagnostics help build a research program that ranges from fundamental science to translatable medicine.

Selected Publications

1.       R. Chapman and A.J. Gormley,  et al., 2016. Combinatorial low-volume synthesis of well-defined polymers by enzyme degassing. Angewandte Chemie. 128: 4576-4579. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201600112
2.       A.J. Gormley, et al., 2015. Layer-by-layer self-assembly of polymer films and capsules through coiled-coil peptides. Chemistry of Materials. 27: 5820-5824. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02514
3.       R. Chapman* and A.J. Gormley*,  et al., 2014. Highly controlled open vessel RAFT polymerizations by enzyme degassing. Macromolecules. 47: 8541-8547. DOI: 10.1021/ma5021209
4.       A.J. Gormley*, R. Chapman*, M.M. Stevens, 2014. Polymerization amplified detection for nanoparticle-based biosensing. Nano Letters. 14: 6368-6373. DOI: 10.1021/nl502840h
5.       A.J. Gormley, et al., 2013. Plasmonic photothermal therapy increases the tumor mass penetration of HPMA copolymers. Journal of Controlled Release. 166: 130-138.
6.       A.J. Gormley* and N. Larson*, et al., 2012. Guided delivery of polymer therapeutics using plasmonic photothermal therapy. Nano Today. 7: 158-167.