The Aldrich Lecture - Marc Hillmyer
The Aldrich Lecture
Designer block polymers for modern templating and separation applications
Presented by Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota
Hosted by Luis Campos
Thursday, October 17, 2013
1:30 - Meet the Speaker in room 328 Havemeyer
4:00 - Tea & Cookies in room 328 Havemeyer
4:30 - Seminar in room 209 Havemeyer
Abstract: Block polymers can adopt various ordered morphologies with compositional heterogeneities on the nanometer length scale. Selective removal of one block from such structures leads to nanoporous materials that hold tremendous promise in various patterning, separations, and templating applications. Methods for the preparation of robust nanoporous materials with controlled structures from multicomponent block polymers will be discussed with emphasis on the generation of structures with very small feature sizes, strategies aimed at simple methods for controlling morphology, and new chemical approaches to the synthesis of nanoporous polymers.
Biosketch: Marc Hillmyer received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1994. After completing a postdoctoral research position in the University of Minnesotas Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science he joined the Chemistry faculty at Minnesota in 1997. He is currently a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of chemistry and leads a research group focused on the synthesis and self-assembly of multifunctional polymers. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Marc also serves as an Associate Editor for the ACS journal Macromolecules and is the director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers at the University of Minnesota, a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation.