T. Kyle Vanderlick

Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Office Address:
10 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208267
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 436-4879
Email: kyle.vanderlick@yale.edu
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Properties of synthetic and biological membranes; molecular engineering of structured surfaces and nanostructures; adhesion and surface forces.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Presented the Ethel Z. Casassa Memorial Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University  (2006)
  • Presented the Grace Hopper Lecture at the University at Pennsylvania  (2002)
  • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching: Princeton University  (2002)
  • Van Ness Lectures Presenter at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  (1997)
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching: University of Pennsylvania  (1993)
  • David and Lucile Packard Fellowship  (1991)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award  (1989)

Selected Publications:

  • Single vesicle observations of the cardiolipin - cytochrome c interaction: induction of membrane morphology changes, Beales, P. A., Bergstrom, C.L., Geerts, N., Groves, J.T., and T. K. Vanderlick, Langmuir, 27, 6107-6115 (2011).
  • Giant Phospholipid/Block Copolymer Hybrid Vesicles: Mixing Behavior and Domain Formation, Nam, J., Beales, P. A., and T. K. Vanderlick, Langmuir, 27, 1-6 (2011).
  • Specific Adhesion between DNA-functionalized "Janus" Vesicles: Size-Limited Clusters, Beales, P. A. and T. K. Vanderlick, Soft Matter, 7, 1747-1755 (2011).
  • Partitioning of Membrane-Anchored DNA between Coexisting Lipid Phases, Beales, P. A. and T. K. Vanderlick,Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113, 13678-13686 (2009).
  • DNA as Membrane-Bound Ligand-Receptor Pairs: Duplex Stability is Tuned by Inter-Membrane Forces, Beales, P. A. and T. K. Vanderlick, Biophysical Journal, 96, 1554-1565 (2009).
  • Making, Breaking, and Shaping Contacts by Controlling Double Layer Forces, Vanderlick, T. K. and J. Frechette,Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 48, 2315-2319 (2009).