I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in the lab ... is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him/her like a fairy tale.
If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.
Madame Curie

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November 2021

Congratulations to Prapti for acceptance of her manuscript entitled “Drastic Modulation of Molecular Packing and Intrinsic Dissolution Rate by Meniscus-Guided Coating of Extremely Confined Pharmaceutical Thin Films” by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! You can read the paper here.

October 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Kwok for defending his thesis on “Solution state aggregation and flow-induced alignment of conjugated polymers”. Well done, Justin!

October 2021

Bijal successfully defended his thesis on “Self-assembly and additive manufacturing of bottlebrush block copolymer photonic materials”. Great job, Dr. Patel!

October 2021

Rui Zhang joined our group as a postdoctoral scholar after obtaining her PH.D from Iowa state University. Good to have you here, Rui!

October 2021

Tiara Torres Flores (ChBE) joined our group as a first year graduate student after graduating University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Welcome, Tiara!

October 2021

Azzaya won the third place in the 20th Annual Graduate Research Symposium! She presented a poster on “Tuning the Molecular Assembly Pathway for Morphology Control in Organic Solar Cells”. Congratulations! 

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