Research efforts in our group are focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of biomimetic, bioinspired and bio-related functional polymers (b3p). We are interested in developing synthetic tools to access well-defined polymers. In addition, synthetic efforts are also coupled with fundamental studies of the polymer structure and functions, providing understanding of how molecular structure and processing parameters impact macroscopic properties. Students participating in our research will receive training in polymer chemistry and various analytic methods for macromolecular characterization.
Graduate students and undergraduate students interested in our research should contact Dr. Zhang directly.