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.
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
The multidisciplinary, multiscale studies will help bridge molecular-to-macroscopic interplay in responsive materials. Please see the press release by Tatum Lyles, here: https://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/uw-madison-chemists-chosen-part-multidisciplinary-university-research-initiativeMay 26, 2020
Our research team is thrilled to be part of a new NSF STTR Phase I award for the commercialization of photoredox-mediated ROMP!
The award is made to BCI, Inc. and our team will support the work through a subcontract to develop new catalysts and formulations for bulk curing.May 26, 2020
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