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Our Research:

We study the synthesis, structural analysis and properties of conjugated polymers, nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites with applications of smart coatings and energy conversions. Students will receive multidisciplinary training in chemistry, physics, engineering and materials science. Our current research is focused on the following areas:

  • Multi-scale assembly of conjugated polymers

  • Kinetics and thermodynamics of solutions of conjugated polymers

  • Liquid crystal assembly of anisotropic nanomaterials including graphene, nanotubes, and nanowires

  • Functional polymer nanocomposites for coatings and energy conversions

  • Coatings and Printings of flexible polymer electronics

  • Reverse osmosis membranes for seawater desalination and purification

Research is supported by: