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Polymer Photomodification of Soft and Hard Substrates AND Education and Outreach Objectives: REU, RET, High School, International Collaboration


Photochemistry is a powerful tool that can be used to selectively modify surface properties on soft (e.g. polystyrene) and hard (e.g. silicon wafer) substrates. Using light to impart functionality allows for the creation of a surface with high spatial resolution.

Address Goals

We highlight research that is at the forefront of polymer surface modification using generalizable chemical techniques and the photon as a reagent. We also detail ongoing collaborations with public school teachers, undergraduates, and high school students.