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Summaries of the Ober Group's research interests are listed below, along with the names of the group members working on each project. Please click on the titles or the expand/shrink links of the individual projects to read the project descriptions.


Transient Polymer Photoresists

▶ Jingyuan Deng, Abhaiguru Ravirajan

Figure showing the incorporation of photoacid generator (PAG) to a cleavable backbone of a chain scissionable polymer. The lower portion of the figure shows the exposure (stimulus) generate acids and trigger the degradation to monomer.

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Polymer Brushes

▶ Hai Quang Tran, Yuming (Robin) Huang, Nilay Duzen

The strategy for transforming plasma cell membrane vesicles into planar plasma cell membrane bilayer on polyelectrolyte brushes.

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Anti-biofouling Surface-Active Block Copolymers

▶ Amanda Leondardi

Aluminum panels (reference and SABC-coated) after 30 days of static immersion and 30 days of dynamic sea immersion (Tuticorin, India). Tests performed by Nanosurfaces Inc.

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Metal Organic Clusters

▶ Dr. Hong Xu, Kazunori Sakai

The 15 nm line-and-space dense patterns fabricated from Zn-mTA, using extreme ultraviolet lithography. Color code: gray sphere, C; red sphere, O; purple sphere, N; white sphere, H; blue polygon, Zn.

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Paired Ionic Electronic Conductors

▶ Ziwei Liu

Liquid crytals with immiscible ionic conducting building blocks and electronic conducting building blocks can self-assemble into specific phases generating co-continuous domains for ion and electronic carrier transport, respectively.

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Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles

▶ Florian Kafer, Yinglu Wang

Pathway of Preparing Hairy Nanoparticles.

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Stable Radical Polymer

▶ Alicia Cintora, Dr. Yiren Zhang

Block copolymers with stable radical groups phase separate into ordered morphologies. Due to their reversible redox reactions they may find applications in next generation batteries.

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