We are a team of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers who create new electronic materials the ͞natural way.͟ We look into nature for inspiration and guidance in materials design on the molecular, supramolecular, and manufacturing level. In doing so, organic metal and semiconductors can be constructed to possess properties typically not associated with electronic materials, such as elasticity, self-healing capability, and biodegradability. We also keep environmental sustainability in mind by practicing green chemistry for synthesis and additive manufacturing for processing. The unique combination of properties for these biomimetic electronic materials can open up new, transformative technological advances in healthcare, sustainability, defense, and space exploration.
Here are the three material systems we primarily focus on to achieve our research mission.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS
BIOMIMETIC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS
ORGANIC STRUCTURAL METAMATERIALS