Self-healable dynamic polymeric materials

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Sponsoring College, Department, School or Center: 
Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing
Faculty Name: 
Eileen Seo
Preferred Skills or Majors: 

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Closing Date: 
March 1, 2022
Location or Campus: 
Biodesign C, first floor lab
Hours Per Week: 

Desired Academic Year: 
Project Description: 

Three main research thrusts in my lab include 1) developing new classes of stimuli-responsive polymer networks with nanoscale bonds, 2) programming sustainable and degradable polymers using 3D printing, and 3) investigating structure-function relationship in nanocomposite materials using self-assembly of nanoparticles in polymer melt. Students will be involved in the design, synthesis, and characterization of soft materials and composites. They will learn how to synthesize small molecules, polymers, and nanomaterials to build materials with advanced functions. Students are also expected to become experts in techniques such as NMR, FTIR, UV-Vis, and chromatography.

Application Instructions and Contact Info: 

If the student is interested, please send me your CV and schedule a meeting. My email address is