Tianqi successfully defended her thesis today! Her research has provided significant insight into the design and application of functional enyne reagents in metathesis polymerization. Congrats Dr. Zhang!
About the Lab
The Gutekunst Lab is interested in pushing the limits of complexity in macromolecular systems using innovative concepts from synthetic organic chemistry. Specific projects in the lab will explore the design of novel monomers for the construction of functional polyamides, the development of small molecule reagents for the dynamic modulation of branched polymer architectures, and the investigation of new concepts for creating covalent bonds in challenging contexts. Each of these research projects will enable the generation of new functional materials with structures or assemblies that were previously inaccessible for study. Prospective students will obtain extensive training in synthetic organic chemistry, as well as polymer synthesis and characterization.
Check out some of the highlights of what has been happening in the Gute Group.
Monica’s paper on cationic dendrimer-PDMS hybrids is out now in Macromolecular Rapid Communications. Congrats Monica!
Congrats Mizhi and Liangbing! Read twisted amides romp and degradable enyne polymerization papers here.
This paper is also for the collection: Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator. Check the paper at https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2019/py/c9py00965e