Our research concerns designing hierarchically-structured polymeric materials for structural and functional applications through approaches such as novel processing, polymer crystallization, and nanoparticle assembly and templating. We are employing these methods preferentially to bio-based materials in our current research.  Our recent projects include:

  • Auxetic Structures
  • Tensegrity-Inspired Nanocomposites
  • Polymer Composites Containing Cellulosic Nanomaterials
  • New Polymeric Materials for Additive Manufacturing
  • Robust Membranes for Separation of Black Liquor