The Responsive and Programmable (R+PM) Group is generally interested in realizing functional utility in soft materials. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, bridging materials chemistry, polymer science, mechanics, optics, and applied physics. Current research activities are broadly focused on directing the self-assembly of liquid crystalline polymeric materials to realize shape transformation or optical reconfiguration.
CHEN 5470 - Functional Materials Chemistry
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
The synthesis, organization, and processing of materials can enable functional performance. Curriculum will overview the synthesis and design of functional organic and inorganic materials. A particular emphasis will be placed on structure-performance correlations between chemistry and materials organization. Topical foci will include polymers, biomaterials, and materials for energy. Recommended prerequisite: Introductory course(s) in materials or organic chemistry.
MSEN 5919 - Special Topics in MSE
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Offers an opportunity for special topics in MSE. Subject arrangement to fit the needs of the program. May be repeated up to 10 total credit hours.