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Daniel F. & Josephine Breeden Associate Professor
in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
phone: (334) 844-2862
fax: (334) 844-2063
324 Ross Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5127
2003 - Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
1997 - M.S.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
1994 - B.S., Chemical Engineering (Minor: Biomedical Eng.), Carnegie Mellon University
Drug delivery; bio (mimetic, inspired, and hybrid) materials; therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical devices; recognitive networks for sensing and drug delivery; functional intelligent polymeric films and networks; bionanotechnology.
Selected Recent Publications
White, C.J., Byrne, M.E., "Molecularly Imprinted Therapeutic Contact Lenses", Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp 1-16, 2010.
Vaughan, A.D., Zhang, J., Byrne, M.E., "Enhancing Therapeutic Loading and Delaying Transport via Molecular Imprinting and Living/Controlled Polymerization", AIChE Journal, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp 268-279, 2010.
Venkatesh, S., Wower, J., Byrne, M.E., "Nucleic Acid Therapeutic Carriers with On-Demand Triggered Release", Bioconjugate Chemistry, Vol. 20, pp 1773-1782, 2009.
Ali, M., Byrne, M.E., "Controlled Release of High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid from Molecularly Imprinted Hydrogel Contact Lenses",Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp 714-726, 2009.
Noss, K.R., Vaughan, A.D., Byrne, M.E., "Tailored Binding and Transport Parameters of Molecularly Imprinted Films via Macromolecular Structure: The Rational Design of Recognitive Polymers", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 107, pp 3435-3441, 2008.
Ali, M., Byrne, M.E., "Challenges and Solutions in Topical Ocular Drug Delivery Systems", Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 145-161, 2008.
Byrne, M.E., Salian, V., "Molecular Imprinting Within Hydrogels II: Progress and Analysis of the Field", International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol. 364, pp 188-212, 2008.
Venkatesh, S., Saha, J., Pass, S., Byrne, M.E., "Transport and Structural Analysis of Molecular Imprinted Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery", European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp 852-860, 2008.
Venkatesh, S., Byrne, M.E., "Biomimetic Systems: A Synergy of Scientific and Engineering Approaches", Nanotechnology in Therapeutics: Current Technology and Applications, Horizon Bioscience, Norfolk, UK, 2007.
Vaughan, A.D. and Byrne, M.E., "Enhancing Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Binding Properties via Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization and Reaction Analysis", Polymer, Vol. 48, pp 74-81, 2007.
Venkatesh, S., Sizemore S.P., Byrne, M.E., "Novel Biomimetic Hydrogels for Enhanced Loading and Extended Release of Ocular Therapeutics", Biomaterials, Vol. 28, pp 717-724, 2007.
Ali, M., Horikawa, S., Venkatesh, S., Saha, J., Hong, J.W., Byrne, M.E., "Zero-Order Therapeutic Release from Imprinted Hydrogel Contact Lenses Within In-vitro Physiological Ocular Tear Flow", Journal of Controlled Release, Vol. 124, pp 154-162, 2007.