Polymeric Materials:Tailored Structure, Properties, and Function
The objective of our research group is to develop polymeric materials with enhanced physical properties and function. We specialize in polymer synthetic techniques, structural characterization (small-angle neutron, x-ray and light scattering), thermodynamics and self-assembly, and development of structure-property relationships.
Research projects are focused on the following areas:
Sustainable and biodegradable polymers derived from renewable resources
Advanced materials for wind energy
Structure and dynamics of block copolymer micelles
pH-responsive, antifouling polymer brushes
Multicomponent and multiphase polymer blends