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  1. Mar. 29, 20182018 Gattefosse Lipid Based Drug Delivery Award

    Congratulations to Shannon Callender, who is the recipient of the 2018 Gattefosse Lipid Based Drug Delivery Award, to be presented at the 2018 CSPS Annual Meeting in Toronto in May.  Shannon received this award for her work developing a novel microemulsion system for the delivery of multiple hydrophilic and hydrophobic APIs.

  2. June 2, 2017PCCP Cover Article Published
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    PCCP Cover Article Published

    Congratulations to Shahid Islam, Shannon Shortall, and the rest of the group on the publication of our article "Effect of Counterions on the Micellization and Monolayer Behaviour of Cationic Gemini Surfactants" as a cover article in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

  3. June 2, 2017Microemulsion review published
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    Microemulsion Review Article Published

    Congratulations to Shannon Callender, Jessica Matthews, and Katie Kobernyk on the publication of our article "Microemulsion utility in pharmaceuticals: Implications for multi-drug delivery." in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics.

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Meet our people

Dr. Shawn Wettig

Shawn Wettig

Principle Investigator, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Science for Graduate Studies

Dr. Wettig's research interests lie in the general areas of biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology; in particular at the interface of these two broadly defined areas.

This research involves aspects of physical chemistry, solution thermodynamics, biochemistry and cell biology applied to the study of self-assembling systems.