Jessica KaufmanJessica Kaufman, Assistant Professor
School of Arts & Sciences

Phone: 978-232-5118
Office Location: Judge Science Center
Office Number: 321
Office Hours: On Sabbatical- Fall 2014


Courses in Bioengineering (BEN), Biotechnology (BIO), and Physics (PHY) including:

BEN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design
BIO 103 Principles of Biology II
BIO 225 Introduction to Biotechnology
BIO 240 Science and Society
BIO 311 Genes and Genomes
BIO 340 Bioinformatics
General Chemistry Labs
PHY107/108 Algebra-based Physics I & II



PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

BE in Chemical Engineering, May 2001, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


Thompson JE, Kaufman JD, Lee DS. Nanoscale and Microscale Hardness of Hydroxyapatite-BisGMA/TEGDMA Composites. MRS Proceedings. 2013; 1453 doi:10.1557/opl.2013.1129

Klapperich CM, Noack CL, Kaufman JD, Zhu L, Bonnaillie L, Wool RP. A novel biocompatible adhesive incorporating plant-derived monomers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2009; 91A(2): 378-384.

Kaufman JD, Klapperich CM. Surface detection errors cause overestimation of the modulus in nanoindentation on soft materials. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 2009; 2(4): 312-317.

Jardeleza MS, Daly MK, Kaufman JD, Klapperich CM, Legutko PA. Effect of trypan blue staining on the elastic modulus of anterior lens capsules of diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 2009; 35(2): 318-323.

Kaufman JD, Miller G, Morgan EF, Klapperich CM. Time-dependent mechanical characterization of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogels using nanoindentation and unconfined compression. Journal of Materials Research. 2008; 23(5): 1472-1481.

Kaufman JD, Song J; Klapperich CM. Nanomechanical Analysis of Bone Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2007; 81(3): 611-623.


van Kirk K, Kaufman JD. Lava Lamp Density Demonstration, Greener Education Materials for Chemists Database, 2012, Available from 


Kaufman JD, Wong JY, Klapperich CM. Controlling and Assessing Cell-Biomaterial Interactions at the Micro and Nanoscale. In: Wong, JY, Bronzino JD, editors. Biomaterials. 3rd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2007.


Klapperich CM, Kaufman JD, Kulinski MD, Altman D, and Singh S, inventors;  Boston Medical Center Corporation, assignee. 2010 Aug 12. Method for Bacterial Lysis. United States patent US20100203521 A1

Campus Involvement

Biotech Society (Faculty Advisor)

Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society(Faculty Advisor)

Sigma Xi Research Honors Society (Co-Secretary)