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Read about Wenda’s wonderful “Crytalsome” in Nature Comm.

Read about Wenda’s wonderful “Crytalsome” in Nature Comm.


A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body. – See more at:


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NSF,    NSF Science 360;   Science daily;;     Drexel;   Drexel COE;  Drexel MSE;    Kurzweilai;  Med gadget;   CE mag;  Bio tech weekly;   etc.


Learn about Qiwei’s fantastic solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries.

Hybrid solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries.

Frida received Hill Fellowship. Congratulations!

We welcome Janette Danella, Jared Ely, Emma Foley, and Emily Krantz to our group. They will conduct their senior design on “Polymer Structure Control in 3D Printing”.

Sarah Gleeson joined our group as a PhD student, welcome!

Chris elected North American Thermal Analysis Society Fellow , congrats!

Shan defended her PhD dissertation, and joined B&D Diagnostics-Preanalytical Systems, congratulations!

We received an NSF grant to investigate polymer single crystal-directed nanoparticle assembly. Congratulations!

Welcome visiting professors Jinghui Yang and Qiwei Pan!

Chris joins editorial advisory board of Macromolecules, ACS Macro Letteers, and Chinese Chemical Letter. Congrats!