Research in the Hoare lab is highly collaborative with colleagues in the fundamental sciences (chemistry, physics, biochemistry) as well as the applied areas of our research, particularly in clinical translation of materials for addressing biomedical challenges (neuroscience, pathology and molecular medicine).  We also work closely with companies both on addressing core fundamental questions as well as developing new or improved products according to the company's needs.  We are always open to new collaborations in both the academic and industrial streams - please contact Dr. Hoare if you have interest in working with us.


Research Networks

  20/20: NSERC Ophthalmic Materials Research Network – A network of 12 researchers aiming to develop novel materials to deliver drugs to both the front and the back of the eye


  Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network – A network of researchers across Canada developing the use of paper as an accurate and inexpensive biosensor 


  CREATE Integrated Design of Extracellular Matrices – A network of 10 researchers aiming to develop novel approaches and chemistries for the encapsulation and immunoisolation of cells

Academic Collaborations

Dr. Emily Cranston (Chemical Engineering, McMaster University) – Cellulose nanocrystal-impregnated hydrogels

Dr. Raja Ghosh (Chemical Engineering, McMaster University) – Microgel-based ultrafiltration

Dr. Carlos Filipe (Chemical Engineering, McMaster University) – Paper-based microfluidics

Dr. Kim Jones (Chemical Engineering, McMaster University) – Neutrophil responses to hydrogels

Dr. Heather Sheardown (Chemical Engineering, McMaster University) – Ophthalmic biomaterial development

Dr. Ravi Selvaganapathy Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University) – Novel microfluidic approaches for microgel generation

Dr. Harald Stover (Chemistry, McMaster University) – Novel methods for cell encapsulation

Dr. Alex Adronov (Chemistry, McMaster University) – Carbon nanotube-impregnated hydrogels

​Dr. David Latulippe (Chemical Engineering, McMaster University) – Diffusivity measurements in hydrogel beads and applications of nanostructured hydrogel materials

Dr. Jose Moran-Mirabal (Chemistry, McMaster University) – Hydrogel electrospinning and super-resolution fluorescence characterization of gel nanostructures

Dr. Yingfu Li (Biochemistry, McMaster University) – DNA-based microgel sensors

Dr. Yonghong Wan (Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University) – Physically targeting nanoparticles for cancer treatment

Dr. Ram Mishra (Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University) – Nanoparticle drug delivery to the brain

Dr. David Koff (Radiology, McMaster University) - Image-guided and image-triggered drug delivery

Dr. Christopher Barrett (Chemistry, McGill University) - Light-responsive hydrogels for tuning cell-hydrogel interactions

Dr. Jean Duhamel (Chemistry, University of Waterloo) - Exploration of injectable hydrogel and microgel structure by advanced fluorescence measurements

Dr. Milana Trifkovic (Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary) - High-resolution confocoal microscopy of hydrogels

Dr. Daniel Kohane (Harvard University) – On-demand drug delivery devices