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.
In collaboration with the Rudykh group, Cody authored a paper in Additive Manufacturing about the mechanical behavior of photocured polymers typically used in 3D printing. Read the article here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2020.101511August 31, 2020
Chang-Uk, Jianxun, Brock, and Cody review the recent developments in the world of additive manufacturing with high-performance polymers, and then offer their perspective on the field’s future directions and challenges. Check out their article here: …August 6, 2020
Thanks to the award from MRSEC, the Boydston Group will be collaborating to investigate multiscale soft composite materials. With this research, we hope to pave the way for advancement of flexible electronics, optical and acoustic switches, …June 18, 2020
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