Polymers are arguably the most important materials on Earth. Despite a century of study, however, much remains unknown about how the molecular-scale features of polymers translate to bulk properties, preventing predictive design of next-generation materials. This talk will highlight our efforts to install cleavable bonds into precise locations within macromolecules, showing how we can use selective bond cleavage to unveil previously hidden features of polymer structure and enable new material functions.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 4:00pm
Prof. Jeremiah Johnson