5月22日上午，美国加州大学洛杉矶分校化学与生物化学系的Timothy Deming教授在高分子学院401报告厅作了题为“Multifunctional and stimuli responsive polypeptides”的学术报告，这是由材料学部和高分子学院主办的“材料科学论坛”系列报告之一。报告由泰山学者海外特聘教授孙静主持。
报告中，Timothy Deming教授详细介绍了多功能响应性多肽在不同刺激下的反应及其应用，同时讲述了聚多肽的自组装以及水凝胶的相关内容，使在座的师生对该领域的研究进展及成果有了更深刻的认识和理解。报告结束后，Timothy Deming与在座的师生就多肽相关问题进行了探讨和交流。
Timothy J. Deming received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 1989, and graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. After a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with David Tirrell, he joined the faculty in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995. Here he held a joint appointment in the Materials and Chemistry Departments where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999 and Full Professor in 2003. His appointment is now as Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles. He served as the Chairman of the Bioengineering Department at UCLA from 2006 to2011. He is a leader in the fields of polypeptide synthesis, self-assembly of block copolypeptides, and use of polypeptides in biology, for which he has received awards from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Materials Research Society, and the IUPAC Macromolecular Division. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and recently received the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award.