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.
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- Our review article on 2D coordination polymers is published in Applied Physics Review!
- Work from our collaboration with the Wang and Rykaczewski labs is published in Advanced Materials!
- Our collaborative proposal to test pervaporation membranes for brackish water desalination was funded by the USBR!
- New manuscript accepted in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&ECR)
- New manuscript accepted in Water Research!
- Our FY2019 DURIP proposal was funded!
- Our collaborative proposal to develop a new direct air capture technology was funded by ARPA-E!!
- Alexis selected to participate in 2019 summer DAAD RISE program in Germany!
- Our collaborative proposal with the AZ Mayo Clinic was funded!
- Matt’s proposal to the NSF CAREER program was awarded!