PhD students Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, Zhen Sang, and Qing Zhou represented the Sukhishvili Group at APS March 2022 virtually and in Chicago, IL.
On Mar. 14, Aliaksei gave an oral presentation on “Dynamics of Star Polyelectrolytes in Multilayer Assemblies“.
On Mar. 16, Zhen and Aliaksei gave poster presentations, and Zhen also gave an oral presentation. Aliaksei’s poster was titled, “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers“. Zhen’s poster presentation was on “Joule-heating-induced Multi-stage Reconfiguration in Dynamic Polymer Nanocomposites with Low Percolation Threshold“, while his oral presentation was on “Dynamic Covalent Polymer Networks under Supersonic Micro-Projectile Impact” (see below).
Finally, on Mar. 18, Qing presented “Spatiotemporally Controlled Shape Reconfiguration in Diels-Alder Polymer Networks through Selective Dissociation of Crosslinks” (see below).
PhD student Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan was invited by ACS to be a General Session presider in a hybrid session at the upcoming ACS Spring Meeting. The session will take place both virtually and in San Diego, CA on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
Our group had an eventful trip to SERMACS 2021 in Birmingham, AL. Prof. Sukhishvili and PhD students Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, Diana Al Husseini, and Jordan Brito gave talks about the group’s research.
In the “Polymer Chemistry” session on Nov. 10, Aliaksei presented his work on “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Behavior of Linear and Star Polymers“.
During the “Polymer Assemblies: from Fundamental to Applications” sessions on Nov. 11, Prof. Sukhishvili presented “Polymer Salogels for Shape Stabilization of Inorganic Phase Change Materials“, Jordan presented “All-aqueous Assembly of Highly Hydrophobic, pH-responsive Polyelectrolyte Multilayers“, and Aliaksei presented “Star Polyelectrolytes in Multilayer Assemblies“.
Finally, on Nov. 12, Jordan presented a poster titled “Non-releasing, enzymatic layer-by-layer coatings with antibacterial activity” and Diana presented “Surface Functionalization for Mid-infrared On-chip Gas Sensing” during the “Optoelectronic Materials” session.
Kartik, Parvin, and Xiuzhu wrote a perspective that was recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A!
The article, titled “Polymers in Molten Inorganic Salt Hydrates Phase Change Materials: Solubility and Gelation“, provides a unique perspective on the role of molten inorganic salt hydrates as polymer solvents. It also highlights the application of polymer gels formed in these materials as shape stabilizing matrices for thermal energy storage. It is now available to read online.
Jordan Brito, Hanna Hlushko, Ashleigh Abbott, Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, and Raman Hlushko wrote a review article that was recently published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!
The article, titled “Integrating Antioxidant Functionality into Polymer Materials: Fundamentals, Strategies, and Applications“, aims to follow a materials engineer’s approach to designing effective antioxidant polymer materials with specific discussion of applications in biomedical engineering and food packaging. It is now available to read online.
Ph.D. candidate Diana Al Husseini passed her preliminary exam this Monday! She presented her dissertation topic “Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing” to her committee.
Diana will also be presenting at the 95th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium on Wed., June 15. At 3 PM CT, tune into her virtual presentation about “All-Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing.”