Our research is in the area of materials chemistry and physics of complex, soft materials. Specifically, we are interested in electrically-active polymeric and molecular materials. We hope to elucidate the fundamental processing-structure-property relationships that govern these materials to generate design rules and guidelines for the rational synthesis of materials with tailored properties and the development of innovative processing and patterning technologies for the realization of low-cost, light weight, mechanically flexible thin-film devices, such as organic transistors and solar cells.
Currently, we are examining how specific processing conditions affect the structure evolution of organic and polymer materials, and how structure development can in turn impact applications-relevant macroscopic electrical and physical properties. Work is being carried out on functional block copolymers, solution-processable organic and polymeric conductors and semiconductors, as well as conjugated self-assembled monolayers.
|07/03/2014||The group bids farewell to post-doc Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, who is off to start her independent program as an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Utah. Bon Voyage and best wishes, Luisa!|
|06/18/2014||DPC Toolkit, a user-friendly software to identify unit cell lattice parameters from two-dimensional wide-angle x-ray scattering data, launched! To download program and user manual, see link.|
|06/09/2014||The group welcomes summer undergraduates Maggie Cutlip '16 (Lewis intern); Bristee Das '16 and Abby Grosskopf '17 (PEI Interns), and the return of incoming freshman Jeffrey Register '18!|
|06/02/2014||Senior thesis student Lauren Edelman '14 receives Michelle Goudie '93 Prize for best senior thesis in the area of energy and environment during CBE Class Day ceremony; alum He Wang receives doctoral hood during Graduate School hooding ceremony. Congrats to both!|
|04/04/2014||Lynn Loo featured in "Five Questions with..."; discusses engineering solutions through meaningful private-academic partnerships|
|03/05/2014||Luisa Whittaker accepts tenure track position in Chemistry at the University of Utah and is Salt Lake City bound late summer. Congratulations, Luisa!|
|03/04/2014||Anna Hiszpanski a finalist for the Frank J. Padden Jr. Award of the Division of Polymers at the American Physical Society Meeting; Anna Hailey's contribution featured in the Science as Art Gallery at the same meeting.|
|02/10/2014||Tyler Tamasi '15 joins us for his junior project!|
|01/15/2014||Petr Khlyabich joins us from USC as a post-doctoral associate. Welcome!|
|01/14/2014||Nick Davy, Melda Sezen, and Geoff Purdum pass their first prop defense! Congrats!|