Degree Information:B.S.E. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1999
Ph.D Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2004
Mailing Address:Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Room: A317, Conte Research Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
120 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Research InterestsAssembly of polymer and particle-based nanostructures; mechanics and instabilities of soft active materials
Active polymer materials and interfaces
Our group works on a variety of projects related to soft and stimulus-responsive polymer films that can be dynamically reconfigured to change their structures and properties. We take advantage of mechanical instabilities and patterned growth as mechanisms to drive structural transformations.
We study questions related to assembly of polymers and particles in a variety of contexts including emulsion processing, solution-state crystallization-driven assembly, and melt-state organization in nanocomposites. Our primary interests lie in developing approaches to tailor nanoscale structure for materials with applications ranging from encapsulation and delivery to renewable energy.
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