Adam J. Gormley

Associate Professor, Graduate Admissions Co-Director

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 use robotics guided by artificial intelligence 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


A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship

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 aims to develop synthetic nanomaterials that interface with and manipulate proteins. We do this using robotics guided by artificial intelligence to autonomously synthesize polymeric materials that self-assemble into bioactive structures. Target applications include tissue engineering, drug delivery, nanomedicine, and biosensing.

Selected Publications

  1. S. Kosuri, C.H. Borca, H. Mugnier, M. Tamasi, R.A. Patel, I. Perez, S. Kumar, Z. Finkel, R. Schloss, L. Cai, M.L. Yarmush, A.J. Gormley, 2022, Machine-Assisted Discovery of Chondroitinase ABC Complexes Towards Sustained Neural Regeneration. Advanced Healthcare Materials. DOI:
  2. M. Tamasi, R.A. Patel, C.H. Borca, S. Kosuri, H. Mugnier, R. Upadhya, N.S. Murthy, M.A. Webb, A.J. Gormley, 2022, Machine Learning on a Robotic Platform for the Design of Polymer-Protein Hybrids. ChemRxiv. DOI:
  3. C.E. Miles, A.D. Bernstein, T.M.O. Popp, N.S. Murthy, A.J. Nieuwkoop, A.J. Gormley, 2021, Control of Drug Release from Microparticles by Tuning Their Crystalline Textures: A Structure-Activity Study. ACS Applied Polymer Materials. 3, 12: 6548-6561. DOI:
  4. J. Cohen, C.K. Bektas, A. Mullaghy, M.M. Perera, A.J. Gormley, J. Kohn, 2021, Tyrosol-Derived Biodegradable Inks with Tunable Properties for 3D Printing. ACS Biomaterials. 7, 9: 4454-4462. DOI:
  5. A.J. Gormley, Michael A. Webb, 2021, Machine Learning in Combinatorial Polymer Chemistry. Nature Reviews Materials. 6, 642-644. DOI:
  6. A.J. Gormley, C.D. Spicer, R. Chandrawati, 2021, Self-Assembly and Bioconjugation in Drug Delivery. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 174: 628-629. DOI:
  7. C.E. Miles, C. Gwin, K.A.Z. Zubris, A.J. Gormley, J. Kohn, 2021, Tyrosol Derived Poly(ester-arylate)s for Sustained Drug Delivery from Microparticles. ACS Biomaterials. 7, 6, 2580-2591. DOI:
  8. R. Upadhya, S. Kosuri, M. Tamasi, T.A. Meyer, S. Atta, M.A. Webb, A.J. Gormley, 2021, Automation and Data-Driven Design of Polymer Therapeutics. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 171: 1-28. DOI:
  9. R. Upadhya, A. Punia, M.J. Kanagala, L. Liu, M. Lamm, T.A. Rhodes, A.J. Gormley, 2021, Automated PET-RAFT Polymerization Toward Pharmaceutical Amorphous Solid Dispersion Development. ACS Applied Polymer Materials. 3, 3, 1525-1536. DOI:
  10. S. Atta, J. Cohen, J. Kohn, A.J. Gormley, 2021, Ring Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone Through Water. Polymer Chemistry. 12, 2, 159-164. DOI:
  11. M. Tamasi, S. Kosuri, J. DiSteffano, R. Chapman, A.J. Gormley, 2020. Automation of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization. Advanced Intelligent Systems. 2: 1900126. DOI: 10.1002/aisy.201900126
  12.  Z. Li, S. Kosuri, H. Foster, J. Cohen, C. Jumeaux, M.M. Stevens, R. Chapman, A.J. Gormley, 2019. A Dual Wavelength Polymerization and Bioconjugation Strategy for High Throughput Synthesis of Multivalent Ligands. Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). 141: 19823-19830. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09899
  13. R. Upadhya, M. Kanagala, A.J. Gormley, 2019. Purifying low-volume and combinatorial polymer libraries with gel filtration columns. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 40:1900528. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900528
  14. R. Upadhya, S. Murthy, C. Hoop, S. Kosuri, V. Nanda, J. Kohn, J. Baum, A.J. Gormley, 2019. PET-RAFT and SAXS: High Throughput Tools to Study Compactness and Flexibility of Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles. Macromolecules. 52: 8295-8304. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01923