Karen J. Haman

  • Lecturer
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering

Main Office

1037 Sweeney
Ames, IA 50011-2230
Phone: 515-294-7195


  • B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2009
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2015

Interest Areas

My thesis research involved mechanistic investigations of a family of block copolymer surfactants and their therapeutic interactions with compromised cell membranes (actual title: "Development of Diblock Copolymer Surfactants for Mechanistic Investigations of Cell Membrane Stabilization"). The work was collaborative with the medical school and consisted of a mix of polymer synthesis and characterization and model cell membranes, alongside various physical characterization techniques.

 Teaching Fall Semester 2017

  • Ch E 381, Ch E Thermodynamics (Section A)
  • Ch E 426, Ch E Lab II (Sections A, B)

Selected Publications

  • Houang, E. M.; Haman, K. J.; Filareto, A.; Perlingeiro, R. C.; Bates, F. S.; Lowe, D. A.; Metzger, J. M. "Membrane-stabilizing copolymers confer marked protection to dystrophic skeletal muscle in vivo." Mol. Ther. - Methods Clin. Dev. 2015, 2 (15042). http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1_Supplement/1039.3.short
  • Bartos, J. A.; Matsuura, T. R.; Tsangaris, A.; Olson, M.; McKnite, S. H.; Rees, J. N.; Haman, K.; Shekar, K. C.; Riess, M. L.; Bates, F. S.; et al. Intracoronary Poloxamer 188 Prevents Reperfusion Injury in a Porcine Model of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. JACC Basic to Transl. Sci. 2016, 27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacbts.2016.04.001