Nate Oldenhuis

Assistant Professor
Office: UNH Chemistry, Parsons Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

Phone (603) 862- 3294

Materials found in nature have a variety of properties and functions that have yet to be recapitulated in modern synthetic materials. Using semisynthetic and biologically derived macromolecules we hope to create soft materials that capture the form and function of biological tissues. The natolab will tackle this goal in three main areas: Control of topological features in soft materials to control bulk mechanical properties, the creation and design of novel living supramolecular polymerization monomers, and far-from-equilibrium materials.

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Courses Taught

  • BMCB 501: Biological Chemistry
  • BMCB 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • CHEM 550: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 708/808: Spectroscopic Inv Organc Molec
  • CHEM 740/840: Chemical Biology
  • CHEM 795/895: Special Topics
  • CHEM 795/918: SpecialTopics/Chemical Biology
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience


  • Ph.D., University of California - Irvine
  • B.S., University of Iowa