My project focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of model thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), with systematic variation of polymer sequence, chemistry, and architectures to generate libraries of quantitative structure-property-performance relationships (validated by multiple measurement methods).
Applications: polyolefin standard reference material testing and development, improved polymer separation methods
The project aims to develop methodologies to quantitatively identify and characterize molar mass, branching content, and chemical composition of degraded of plastics from recovered ocean debris and real-world and laboratory experiments.
Applications: evaluating new degradation/recycling catalysts, informing the strategic design of laboratory degradation
ProfessionaI Background Summary: I am a polymer chemist with strong background in polymer synthesis and characterization methods. Currently, I lead the Macromolecular Architectures project, which focuses on synthetic approaches to next-generation reference materials and families of systematically varied polymer architectures and functionalities to better understand structure-property-performance relationships .
Additionally, I have direct experience with post-polymerization modification, surface functionlization, and surface adsorption monitoring.
I am always interested in collaborative projects involving communication with scientists and other professionals across disciplines.
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National Research Council (NRC) Research Associates Program (RAP)