Boydston Group Welcome Party

The Boydston Group has a Hoppy Halloween!

Boydston Group at the 2019 BGS

The Brock Copolymers Softball Team

Congrats to Brock, who discovered how to manually input his score at Boydston Bowling!

Boydston Group at Mendota Terrace

Boydston Group at Lake Kegonsa

Boydston Group at the 2019 Bubble Run

2019 Boydston Group (Photo Credits to AJ)

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.


Recent News

  • Huge congrats to Brock on his Mater. Chem. Front. paper!

    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:!divAbstract

  • The Group warmly welcomes Kyle, Meg, and Olivia!

    The Boydston Group is excited to have our newest graduate students on board! We know they’re going to do great things! 🙂

  • Congrats to Vinnie on his JACS paper!!

    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:

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