Welcome! Our research groups applies reversible, non-covalent interactions to influence polymer phase behavior and to promote polymer self-assembly and responsiveness. Molecular engineering of hydrogen bond, ionic, and van der Waals interactions has enabled a new class of dynamic polymers whose structure and properties are ultimately determined by an equilibrium with their environment (temperature, pH, composition). This concept will be important in developing advanced materials to fill emerging applications, including shape-memory polymers, fuel cell and flow battery membranes, ordered semiconductors for photovoltaic devices, and biomedical devices. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, and material science. Explore our webiste to discover more.



Sept 2015- Mitchell Anthamatten along with co-PIs Alexander Shestopalov and John  Lambropoulos were awarded a $1.5 million grant from NSF to develop a scalable nanomanufacturing platform for additive printing of patterned thin films, using shape-memory polymers. This will be demonstrated to produce organic light emitting diode (OLED) arrays. This platform will save energy and costs compared to other nanofabrication processes and ties in to the University's AIM Photonics initiative.

May 2015- Congratulations to Ran Tao for successfully defending her PhD thesis titled "Porous Polymer by Vapor Deposition Polymerization"!

April 2015- Welcome Hojun Lee, as an Eisenberg Summer Internship scholar. Hojun will be studying shape memory polymer networks and is getting a jump on summer research by starting early.

March 2015- Congratulations to Jisu Jiang who won the 2015 Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Achievement Award.  This prestigious Award is given to one student in each of the area colleges in recognition of excellence in both academic performance and in the conduct of research.  He will be presented the award in April.

March 2015- Anth. Group presents results at the Annual APS March Meeting (Meng, Tao, and Anthamatten attend, despite massive travel issues).




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Rochester, NY 14627 / anthamatten@che.rochester.edu

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