Templated Synthesis of Polymeric Materials

Confined polymerizations within nanostructured materials

The primary goal of this project is to template the polymerization of desired monomers within nanostructured templates. For example, we will create nanostructured templates derived from block polymer/monomer blends and use external stimuli to induce the polymerization of the monomers. We plan to study how morphology and domain spacing influence the mechanical properties of these materials.