Our research involves the synthesis and study of large organic molecules and the discovery of new polymeric materials.

Most projects relate to one of three areas: new macromolecular architectures and their supramolecular organization; responsive polymers including self-healing materials; mechanochemical transduction. In general, our group uses the tools of synthetic and physical organic chemistry to address problems at the interface of chemistry and materials science.

benzo cartoon depiction

Cartoon depiction of the ring-opening reaction of a substituted benzocyclobutene, driven by mechanical force. More...