Welcome to the Green Research Group at Arizona State University! We are focused on integrating macromolecular design with controlled synthesis techniques to produce hierarchical and multifunctional materials. In particular, we are interested in understanding the interplay between electrostatic or Coulombic interactions and microstructure, inter-phase interactions, thermomechanical properties, and transport. Our current research thrusts include: 1) designing chlorine-tolerant, fouling-resistant membranes for osmotically driven water purification and supported ionic liquid membranes for CO2 capture, 2) developing innovative matrix chemistries and stimuli-responsive behavior for epoxy thermosets and nanocomposites, 3) analyzing the ability of phase-separated ionomers to template nanoparticle location, 4) directing the solution assembly of amphiphilic ionomers and controlling functional group presentation on their surfaces, 5) tailoring the surface activity of electrospun fibers and silicone surfactants, and 6) studying the polymer microphase separation of ion-containing block polymers.
We are located in Chemical Engineering within the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy in the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.