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Research in the Hoare lab is highly collaborative with colleagues in the fundamental sciences (chemistry, physics, biochemistry) as well as the applied areas of our research, particularly in clinical translation of materials for addressing biomedical challenges (neuroscience, pathology and molecular medicine).  We also work closely with companies both on addressing core fundamental questions as well as developing new or improved products according to the company's needs.  We are always open to new collaborations in both the academic and industrial streams.


Please contact Dr. Hoare if you have interest in working with us.

Research Networks


A group of seven researchers aiming to develop and translate new materials technologies for enhancing drug delivery to both the front and back of the eye

Research Networks

Academic Collaborations

  • David Latulippe (Chemical Engineering, McMaster)

    • Functionalized biopolymers for wastewater treatment and bioseparations, microplastics 

  • Heather Sheardown (Chemical Engineering, McMaster)

    • Injectable ophthalmic drug delivery vehicles

  • Zeinab Hosseini-Doust (Chemical Engineering, McMaster)

    • Phage-based printable hydrogels for treating infections

  • Carlos Filipe (Chemical Engineering, McMaster)

    • Integrated DNA-based biosensing technologies

  • Prashant Mhaskar (Chemical Engineering, McMaster)

    • Model-based prediction of materials properties

  • Igor Zhitomirsky (Materials Science & Engineering, McMaster)

    • Carbonized macroporous hydrogels for energy applications

  • Kyla Sask (Materials Science & Engineering, McMaster)

    • Blood-biomaterials interactions

  • Leyla Soleymani (Engineering Physics, McMaster)

    • Hydrogel-coated electrochemical biosensors with enhanced signal: noise performance

  • Ravi Selvaganapathy (Mechanical Engineering, McMaster)

    • Microfluidics-based particle generation and 3D printing technologies

  • Ram Mishra (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster)

    • Delivering antipsychotic drugs to the brain

  • Gregory Steinberg (Medicine, McMaster)

    • Creating synergistic drug therapies for liver cancer 

  • Brian Coombes (Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster)

    • Developing wound dressings for antibiotic-resistant wound infections

  • Lori Burrows (Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster)

    • Developing anti-infective surface coatings for viral deactivation and preventing biofilm formation

  • Yingfu Li (Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster)

    • Developing high-sensitivity aptamer-based DNA biosensors

  • Kjetil Ask (Respirology, McMaster)

    • Designing porous microparticles for treating lung fibrosis, including late-stage COVID-19 

  • Jeremy Hirota (Respirology, McMaster)

    • 3D bioprinting of functional airways 

  • David Koff (Radiology, McMaster)

    • Engineering cork-shell microcapsules for ultrasound-triggered cancer therapy 

  • Yonghong Wan (Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster)

    • Fabricating nanoparticle nanoclusters with improved tumour penetration 

  • Susan Dudley (Biology, McMaster)

    • Understanding the transport and physiological effects of nanoparticles on plants

  • Joanna Wilson (Biology, McMaster)

    • Zebrafish screening of environmental polymer and nanoparticle toxicity

  • Jose Moran-Mirabal (Chemistry, McMaster)

    • Designing and characterizing nanostructured smart materials

  • Michael Brook (Chemistry, McMaster)

    • Integrating hydrogels with functional silicones

  • Ryan Wylie (Chemistry, McMaster)

    • Sprayable long-term anti-infective surface coatings

  • Maikel Rheinstadter (Physics, McMaster)

    • Investigating the internal morphologies of hydrogels using neutron scattering, and Biochemistry (Yingfu Li, on) to further develop the applications of his novel materials.

  • Emily Cranston (Wood Science, U of British Columbia)

    • Designing nanocomposite hydrogels containing nanocellulose for biomedical applications

  • Milana Trifkovic (Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary)

    • Using super-resolution imaging to probe domains in injectable hydrogels

  • Walter Richtering (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

    • Design and characterization of novel microgels

  • Kevin Yager (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)

    • X-ray scattering for analyzing smart materials morphologies

  • Markus Bleuel (National Institute for Standards in Technology Centre for Neutron Research, USA)

    • neutron scattering for analyzing hydrogel morphologies and phase transitions


Industrial Collaborations

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