Boydston Group Welcome Party

Celebratory 2020 TBE Pass Picture

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

  • Congrats to Cody for his AM paper!

    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:

  • Congrats to Chang-Uk, Jianxun, Brock, and Cody for their ACS Viewpoint article!

    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: …

  • We’re ready to work on MRSEC’s Superseed Project!

    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, …

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