– Looking At Polymers From A Different Approach –
Department – Chemistry and Biology (Graduate Student) –
Research Field – Polymer Synthesis –
How image was captured – Cellphone Camera –
Research Impact & Significance – The synthesis of polystyrene-polyethylene copolymers in a controlled fashion has been a struggle for industry over the last 20 years. Although methods and catalyst have been improved, industry still has not found a practicable approach to the problem. We have approached the problem through a advanced polymerization technique, one not looked at by industry, and have found an approach to synthesizing these polymers in a perfectly controlled manner.