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MicroVaSCulature and Mechanically Active Polymerization for Self-Improving Materials and Carbon Capture

Seminar Group: 


Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn


Dept. of Chemistry
UC Irvine


Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:00am


ESB 1001


Neil Dolinski and Will Gutekunst

My group is interested in materials that improve their function upon addition of stress. I will speak on novel methodologies for allowing dynamic rearrangement of materials via polymerization and depolymerization events mediated by fluoride and siloxane reactivity. I will also describe our recent efforts to develop mechanically active methods of controlled radical polymerization as a switch to guide the arrangement and patterning of these materials. We will also talk about how these ideas can be used for carbon capture.