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, …
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-initiative
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.
We are grateful to the NSF for their generous support and to the amazing staff at UW who helped put this in place. Notably, the grant-writing process was led by Rachel Tritt, Dr. Xuejin Yang, …
This undergraduate academic award was established in 2002 by Eugene Herscher, husband to Patricia Herscher (B.S. in Chemistry from UW-Madison in 1955). Link: https://badgerchemistnews.chem.wisc.edu/celebrating-student-success/#awardwinners
This contribution describes the synthesis, study, and potential applications of anionic poly(cyclopentadienylene vinylene). Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.202004098
The second years smashed their thesis background exams! Keep up the great work!
Rachel was a first author on a paper that showcased copolymers made using chain transfer in MF-ROMP! Check out the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202000434.
The collaborative projective with Prof. Nick Boechler’s team demonstrates how micro- and macroscale architecture influences mechanochemical activation in thermoplastic and elastomer materials. You can read the paper at https://doi.org/10.1039/C9PY01875A.
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#!divAbstract