Prof. Dickey’s Group
Develops methods to pattern micro and nano-scale features in polymers. They study and utilize numerous methods to pattern polymers, including photolithography, imprint lithography, and thin-film instabilities. These techniques are of fundamental interest, but also provide enabling tools to study micro- and nano-scale phenomena and biological systems.
Prof. Genzer’s Group
Studies polymer behavior at surfaces, interfaces, and in confined geometries and researches material self-assembly and directed assembly.
Prof. Khan’s Group
Studies structure and property relations in polymers.
Prof. Fedkiw’s Group
Develops composite polymer electrolytes which decouple the mechanical behavior of the polymer from its conductivity.
Prof. Spontak’s Group
Focuses on the design, characterization, and modeling of such systems through the use of optical, electron, x-ray, and probe microscopies, in addition to small-angle x-ray and neutron scattering.
Prof. DeSimone’s Group
Uses unique fluoropolymers and other low surface energy materials as molding materials, and also designs photocurable amphiphilic co-networks consisting of perfluoropolyethers and poly(ethylene glycol) segments for use as nonfouling coatings for marine ship hulls and long, in-dwelling medical devices.