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About Kaitlin M. Bratlie

Professor Bratlie’s research thrusts include the development biomaterials for medical applications and evaluation of these materials in in vitro and in vivo contexts. The interdisciplinary nature of her work spans organic chemistry, optics, biology, tissue engineering, and materials science. In addition to her responsibilities as an assistant professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering at Iowa State University, she is an associate of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory and is an active affiliate of the Office of Biotechnology. She is currently a mentor to seven undergraduates and five graduate students.


Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Present Associate, Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory
Present Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering


  • Mat E 351 – Introduction to Polymeric Materials
  • Mat E 456/MSE 556 – Biomaterials
  • BioE 220 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

2220 Hoover
528 Bissell Rd
Ames, IA 50011


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