[July 2021] Our review on Polyelectrolyte Coagulants and Flocculants in Water Treatment appears in Materials and Energy: Advances in Water Desalination Technologies. Congrats Divya and Advait! [PDF]
[June 2021] Our paper in collaboration with the Sharma group at UIC appears in PNAS. Congrats Shang! [PDF]
[June 2021] Shang, Defu, and Advait present on their research in the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium.
[June 2021] Holly successfully completes her prospectus exam!
[June 2021] Matthew, Katie, and Vanessa join us for summer research stints. Welcome!
[June 2021] Samanvaya presents on the group's research at the Center for Biological Physics at UCLA.
[May 2021] Samanvaya presents on the group's research at UCLA.
[Apr. 2021] Samanvaya presents on the group's research at Ohio University.
[Mar. 2021] Shang, Defu, and Advait present their research at the APS March meeting.
[Dec. 2020] Vaqar successfully completes his M.S. thesis and heads to the corporate world. Congratulations and all the best!
[Dec. 2020] Divya successfully completes her prospectus exam, and Holly successfully completes her written qualifying exam!
[Dec. 2020] The latest paper Samanvaya’s postdoc research with Dr. Lu Li and Dr. Artem Rumyantsev on the effects of solvent quality on polyelectrolyte complex phase behavior appears in Macromolecules. [PDF]
[Nov. 2020] Our group receives the NSF CAREER award. This award will support our work on multifunctional PEC hydrogels. Link
[Nov. 2020] Holly Senebandith joins our group as a graduate student from Chemistry and Biochemistry. Welcome, Holly!
[Nov. 2020] Our group presents three talks at the AIChE annual meeting.
[Nov. 2020] Samanvaya presents an invited talk at the 32nd International Conference on Science and Technology of Complex Fluids.
[Oct. 2020] Our review on SAXS Methods for Polyelectrolyte Complexes with Amanda Marciel, Jeff Ting, and Matthew Tirrell appears in Methods in Enzymology. [PDF]
[Sept. 2020] Samanvaya is named among the newest class of 35 Under 35 Award by AIChE. Link
[Sept. 2020] Advait and Defu successfully complete their prospectus exams!
[Aug. 2020] Our paper on temperature effects in portlandite suspensions with the Sant Group appears in Langmuir. [PDF]
[Aug. 2020] Samanvaya’s postdoc research with Dr. Lu Li on the effects of non-electrostatic intermolecular interactions on polyelectrolyte complex phase behavior appears in Macromolecules. [PDF]
[Aug. 2020] Samanvaya presents an invited talk at the 3M Company.
[Jul. 2020] Our group's first research contribution on time-ionic strength superposition in polyelectrolyte complex rheology appears in ACS Macro Letters. Congrats Vaqar! [PDF]
[Jul. 2020] Samanvaya’s postdoc research on PEC hydrogels appears in Macromolecules. [PDF]
[Jun. 2020] Matthew Salazar joins our group as a UC-LEADS student from UCSB. Welcome, Matthew!
[Jun. 2020] Xingwu Zhou graduates with MS from UCLA and heads to UMich for a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. All the best Bob!
[May 2020] Our group receives funding from the Mattress Recycling Council to study upcycling of polyurethane foams.
[Mar. 2020] Our paper on rheology of portlandite suspensions with the Sant Group appears in Soft Matter. [PDF]