Polymer-based nanotechnology

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Our researchers are making big discoveries in the smallest of spaces—developing polymer-based solutions for micro-electronics, nanoparticle drug delivery systems, flame-resistant fabrics and more.

Institutes, centers and labs related to Polymer-based nanotechnology

Polymer Processing

Center for Advanced Polymer Processing

Develops new advanced and functional multiphase complex materials and optimizes the performance of existing ones by integrating the most advanced experimental and computational capabilities. 

Dry Adhesive

Liming Dai's Group

Develops controlled macromolecules and methods to synthesize fine nanomaterials, and studies the material hazards.

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Advincula Research Group

Develops ultrathin or superhydrophobic film coatings, packaging films using nanocomposites and other needs of the oil and gas industry.

Faculty who conduct research in Polymer-based nanotechnology

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Rigoberto Advincula

Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Explores polymer material nanostructure to discover new phenomena and functionality

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Eric Baer

Distinguished University Professor
Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Director, NSF Center for Layered Polymeric Systems

Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials

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Liming Dai

Kent Hale Smith Professor of Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops and functionalizes polymeric and carbon nanomaterials for energy applications

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Mike Hore

Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Combines experiments, theory and simulation to study fundamental problems in the polymer physics of grafted and non-linear polymers

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Hatsuo Ishida

Distinguished Research Professor
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops advanced benzoxazine resins, thermosetting resins based on natural renewable materials and green flame retarding systems

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Ica Manas-Zloczower

Distinguished University Professor
Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Engineering new materials and technologies for industrial applications

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Valentin Rodionov

Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Investigates catalysis with soft materials: catalytic surfactants and polymers; complex macromolecular architectures for bio-inspired catalysis; and ligand-mediated nanocatalysis

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David Schiraldi

Peter A. Asseff, PhD, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops bio-based, flame-retarded plastics, polymer aerogels and packaging materials; and studies properties of polyesters

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Gary Wnek

Department Chair, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Joseph F. Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops advanced polymers for packaging, biomaterial applications and more.