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Gabriel won the first place at TAFDV poster session! Congrats!

Welcome new members: Tony Yu as PhD student, Kevin Bazzel as BS/MS student, and Andrew Carver, John Watson, Matt Robinson, Raph Samost, Alex Tyler, Neal Overbeck, Ryan Cantania and Elaine Ruiz for senior design

Tian defended his PhD dissertation. He is joining SACO Polymers as a research chemist. Congratulations!

Li and Marcolongo Receive Funding from NSF for Bone Mimicry Study. Congrats!

Professor Christopher Li and Professor and Department Head Michele Marcolongo have received a National Science Foundation grant for their project entitled “Biomimetic Mineralization by Combining Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and One Dimensional Crystal Nucleation.” The budget for this three-year project is $449,999.

Li and Marcolongo’s proposed research aims to use a “bottom-up” directed assembly method to mimic the natural bone structure, and to understand the origin of the fantastic properties of natural bone. Bone is the second most commonly transplanted tissue; over 2.2 million bone graft procedures are performed annually worldwide. The knowledge gained from this study will not only help develop new generation bone mimics for tissue engineering, it will also shed light on novel hybrid materials design towards stronger and lighter nanocomposites.

Li Awarded NSF Grant to Study Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Energy Applications. Congrats!

Professor Christopher Li has been awarded a three-year $345,148 grant from the National Science Foundation (CBET-1510092) for “UNS: Ion transport in semicrystalline solid polymer electrolytes.”

To achieve the safe operation and enhanced performance of lithium ion batteries, highly conductive and robust solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs) are needed. The goal of this research is to understand the ion transport mechanism in semicrystalline SPEs for energy device applications. The proposed research will provide a new strategy to design SPEs for energy device applications. These semicrystalline SPEs could be a viable candidate for fabricating next generation safe lithium batteries.

Brittany defended her master’s thesis, and joined Gore. Congratulations!

Wenda defended his PhD dissertation. He is joining Princeton Univ. as a post-doc fellow. Congratulations!

Brittany and Ziyin named Tau Beta Pi Scholars!

Brittany Gallagher (BS/MS ’15) and Ziyin Huang (BS/MS ’16) were selected as Tau Beta Pi Scholars for 2014-2015. For the complete list of the Scholars, please visit:

Past scholars from Soft Materials Group include Nathan Wald (BS/MS ’12).

Congratulations to Ziyin for winning the Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award!


Shan explaining our research roadmap at ASM International Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter Young Members Night