About me 
    I am interested in the synthesis of molecular/colloidal systems for the formation of new materials via a bottom-up approach. I believe that combining synthetic polymer chemistry and physical chemistry will lead to development of engineered building blocks that provide the basis for new (colloidal) assemblies. The strong combination of chemistry and physics allows for fundamental understanding of self-assembly processes as well as the creation of new hybrid functional materials. For example, in my Ph.D. project I employed controlled radical polymerizations to tune interactions between colloidal particles for self-assembly purposes and developed scalable routes towards chemically reactive patchy colloids. 
News & Events
  1. Teaching Award
    June 15, 2018
    Proud to announce I won the DeWolfe Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award in recognition of excellence in teaching for my guidance of undergraduate students in their research projects!
  2. Beam time @ NIST Center for Neutron Research
    April 6, 2018
    Our proposal "The role of topology in shear-induced deformation and scission of polymers in solution" was awarded 5 days(!) of beam time on the brand new VSANS beam line. Thanks Patrick Corona!