A new paper has just come out in Chem. Commun.! This work is a collaboration with the Konkolewicz group. Andrew, Obed (from the Konkolewicz group), Govinda, Viraj, and Kate show that using ortho-phenylenes as crosslinkers in polymer networks gives unusual mechanical properties, namely enhanced energy dissipation, because of the (un)winding of their folding.
Welcome to Will Salvia and Jackson Gunn, who have joined the group as undergraduate researchers!
Happy trails to Andrew Miller, who has successfully defended his M.S. thesis!
We have a new paper out in J. Org. Chem.! In this work, Suma, Molly, and Gopi describe the behavior of a short o-phenylene with crown ethers appended to its ends. Suitable diammonium guests cause the oligomer to misfold.
Welcome to Dr. Nirob Saha, who has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher! Nirob comes to us from Auburn University where he worked in the Merner group.
Welcome to Yinhui Liao, who has joined the group as a graduate student! Yinhui comes to us from Peking University.
We have a new paper out in Macromolecules! This is a collaboration with the Konkolewicz group. In it, Obed and Chamoni investigate various and external effects on the mechanical properties of carbodiimide-induced polymer networks.
Welcome to Corvo Tran and Jake Franklin, who have joined the group as undergraduate researchers!
We have a new paper out in J. Org. Chem.! Isuru, Maddy, and Georgia examine structure–property effects on the carbodiimide-induced clamping of diphenic acids, important results as we look to incorporate these into more-complex systems.