Welcome to Moore Group

About the Lab

The Moore group is dedicated to the professional development of next-generation scientists and educators who will impact the world with their skills and knowledge. The group’s research integrates ideas from physical organic chemistry and engineering with molecular design and polymer synthesis to construct new functional materials. Specific examples include materials that heal themselves, warn of high stress, or repair electrical circuits. Research in the Moore group is highly collaborative, and has especially benefited from longstanding interactions with Profs. Nancy Sottos and Scott White. Through these collaborations, we demonstrated plastics that not only heal after damage, but regenerate via reactive fluids pumping through vascular channels within the material, similar to blood in a circulatory system.

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Special Thanks

  • Army Research Office
  • The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • BP International, LTD
  • U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Office of Naval Research