The Boydston Research Group is a diverse and highly collaborative team that engages in interdisciplinary research to develop functional materials at multiple length scales. We specialize in synthetic polymer chemistry, photoredox catalysis, polymer mechanochemistry, and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Some of our main goals include discovery and development of new polymerization methods, design and evaluation of mechanophores that can trigger the release of small molecules, and establishing complete chemical control over every voxel within 3D printed multimaterial systems. Collectively, we think about chemical processes and structure-function relationships from molecular-scale up through systems integration.
Brock is the first author on a Mater. Chem. Front. publication that showcases a new class of strained macrocycle that performs well in ROMP. The paper can be found here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/qm/c9qm00604d#!divAbstractDecember 16, 2019
The Boydston Group is excited to have our newest graduate students on board! We know they’re going to do great things! 🙂November 14, 2019
This project was led by the Barner-Kowollik group and centers on the discovery that disparate monomer classes, norbornene and methacrylates, can be copolymerized in a photomediated process. The paper can be found here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.9b09025October 23, 2019
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