Research Projects

Fostering the integrative education and training of students across Materials Science, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry is the central goal of this REU. Research is organized around three themes:

• Ion conduction in ion-containing polymers

• Function of biomacromolecules and self-assembled biostructures

• Thermodynamics and transport in polymer mixtures

Soft materials are well-suited for our hands-on approach to research. Through this REU we will provide students with hands-on experience on a variety of sophisticated analytical, (nano) fabrication, and computational techniques, while working in a project-centered collaborative research environment.

 

Past Research Topics