Center Use Only

Thrust 1
01 – Haley Beech – Measuring polymer chain conformations pre- and post- gelation
02 – Grace Yao – Exploring how the chemistry of weak bonds influences the strengths of polymer networks
03 – Ilia Kevlishvili – Mechanophore discovery with machine learning and automation
04 – Julia Goeks – Mechanochemical response of Norborn-2-en-7-one mechanophores in network polymers
05 – Tetsu Ouchi – Mechanochemical transductions inside bulk materials
06 – Sophie Melvin – Functionalized oligosilanes for copolymerization
07 – Herb Wakefield – Development of cyclic silanes to probe differences between Si-Si vs. C-C
08 – Jafer Vakil – Unlimited reactive strand extension (RSE)
09 – Elvis McFee – Strained heterocycles
10 – Yixin Hu – Nucleation of reactive strand extension

Thrust 2
11 – Shu Wang – A covalent toughening mechanism of polymer networks using inherent loops
12 – Devosmita Sen – Does loop density in chemically-crosslinked polymer network gels remain in equilibrium?
13 – Alexis Martell – Quantifying loop formation and its effects on the mechanical properties of vitrimers
14 – Scott Danielsen – Phase separation and gelation in solutions and blends of hetero-associative polymers
15 – Shixuan Wei – Visible light-responsive dynamic polymer network
16 – Julian Smith-Jones, Cem Millik, and Ana Paula Kitos Vasconcelos – 3D printable covalent adaptable networks in ionic liquid gels & proposed work on protein mechanophores in biohybrid networks
17 – Steven Chapman – Rheological isotope effects
18 – Edgar Mejia – Upcycling of 3D pringed pDCPD remnants into polymer networks
19 – Yunyan Sun – Mechanochemical small molecule release with turn-on fluoroscence
20 – Curt Waltmann – Multi-scale modeling of biohybrid networks