Undergraduate researchers will learn how to conduct polymerizations to yield various polymeric materials which can be functionalized for use at the human interface toward wellness monitoring and wearable devices. Other project areas could include development of chemical sensors.
Start Date: 1/2/2020 - End Date: 5/28/2020
Type of Project
Solvent purification, organic and inorganic transformations, polymer synthesis, and instrumentation such as electrochemistry, atomic force microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and dynamic mechanical analysis.
10 hrs/wk hour(s)
Self motivated freshman-Junior level undergraduates that enjoy troubleshooting research challenges are encouraged to apply.
Interested in Working With the Following Programs
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)
Research and Mentoring Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Due to the nature of the experiments, a time commitment of at least 10hr/wk are required (there is downtime during reactions for students to work on homework; example student might be around the lab for 5hr on a given day, with hour 1 for reaction set-up, then hours 2-4 (while reaction runs) student does homework etc., then hour 5 the student stops and processes the reaction).