In a recent paper in Nature Chemistry, we report a general multiphase design of stiff polymers that can repair themselves without any external help from light, heat, healing agents, or solvents. The multiphase design is key to combine advanced mechanical properties of nanocomposites with autonomous self-healing capability of supramolecular assembly. The work is also highlighted recently in C&EN News.
8/20/14 Congratulation to Jae and Aaron for the paper being accepted by Nature Materials! This is the first direct correlation of single molecule and bulk mechanical properties for polymers. Fantastic job!
8/18/14 Nate's JACS communication on catalytic synthesis of enantiopure amines got accepted. Congratulations!
7/01/14 Congratulation to Jae for winning a poster award at the Bioinspired Materials Gordon Research Conference last week!
6/10/14 LeeAnne won a SURP fellowship and an Allergan Undergraduate Research Fellowship! Great job!
5/21/14 Hanxiang defended his thesis with a fantastic talk. Congratulations!