Yaseen Elkasabi

Department of Chemical Engineering


  • elkasabi@umich.edu


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2004


  • Multifunctional copolymer thin films via chemical vapor deposition copolymerization


  • Research Intern, University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, 2003
  • Undergrad Research, Michigan State University, Chemical Engineering, 2002-2003


  • NIH Fellowship, Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program, 2006
  • Outstanding Student Paper, ACS Central Regional Meeting, Functional Polymer Interfaces and Adhesion Symposium, 2006


  • Y. Elkasabi, A. F. Ross, J. Oh, M. P. Hoepfner, H. S. Fogler, J. Lahann, P. H. Krebsbach, "Design Strategies for Reduced-scale Surface Composition Gradients via CVD Copolymerization", Chemical Vapor Deposition, (2014) 20, 23-31.
  • X. Deng*, T. W. Eyster*, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann, "Bio-Orthogonal Polymer Coatings for Co-Presentation o fBiomolecules", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2012) 33, 640-645.
  • Z. Qu, S. Muthukrishnan, M. K. Urlam, C. A. Haller, S. W. Jordan, V. A. Kumar, U. M. Marzec, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann, S. R. Hanson, E. L. Chaikof, "A Biologically Active Surface Enzyme Assembly that Attenuates Thrombus Formation", Advanced Functional Materials (2011) 21, 4736-4743.
  • Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann, P. Krebsbach, "Cellular Transduction Gradients via Vapor-Deposited Polymer Coatings", Biomaterials (2011), 32 (7), 1809-1815.
  • Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann, "Vapor-based Polymer Gradients", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2009), 3, 57-63.
  • Y. Elkasabi, H. Nandivada, H.Y. Chen, S. Bhaskar, J. D’Arcy, L. Bonderenko, J. Lahann, "Partially Fluorinated Poly-p-xylylenes Synthesized by CVD Polymerization", Chemical Vapor Deposition (2009), 15, 142-149 (invited paper).
  • W.-W. Hu, Y. Y. Elkasabi, H.-Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, J. Lahann, S.J. Hollister, P.H. Krebsbach, "The use of reactive polymer coatings to facilitate gene delivery from poly(epsilon-caprolactone) scaffolds", Biomaterials (2009), 30, 5785-5792.
  • J.P. Seymour, Y. Elkasabi, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, D.R. Kipke, "The insulation performance of reactive parylene films in implantable electronic device"s, Biomaterials (2009), 30, 5785-5792.
  • Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann, "Vapor-Based Polymer Gradients" (2008), Macromol. Rapid Comm. in press
  • Y. Elkasabi, M. Yoshida, H. Nandivada, H.Y. Chen, J. Lahann, "Towards Multipotent Coatings: Chemical Vapor Deposition and Biofunctionalization of Carbonyl-Substituted Co-polymers" Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2008), 29, 855-871.
  • H. Nandivada, H.Y. Chen, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann. "Reactive Polymer Coatings for Biological Applications" Chapter 17, ACS Symposium Series No. 977: Polymers for Biomedical Applications (2007).
  • P. Podsiadlo et. al. "Layer-by-Layer Assembled Films of Cellulose Nanowires with Antireflective properties." Langmuir (2007), 23, 7901-7906.
  • Y. Elkasabi, H.Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Multi-potent polymer coatings based on chemical vapor deposition co-polymerization." Advanced Materials(2006) 18, 1521-1526.
  • H.Y. Chen, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann. "Surface Modification of Confined Microgeometries via Vapor-Deposited Polymer Coatings." Journal of the American Chemical Society (2006) 128, 1, 374-380.
  • Y. Wang, Z. Tang, P. Podsiadlo, Y. Elkasabi, J.Lahann, N.A. Kotov. "Mirror-like Photoconductive LBL Thin films of Te Nanorods: The fusion of semiconductor, metal and insulator properties.� Advanced Materials (2006) 18, 518-522.
  • S. F. Wang, Y. Elkasabi and S. Q. Wang. "A rheological study of chain dynamics in dilute binary polymer mixtures." Macromolecules (2005) 38, 1, 125-133.