Areas of Research

Polymers are molecular materials that exhibit a variety of forms 
and functions and are the basis of many industries. Northwestern excels in several areas of polymeric science and engineering, with applications in medicine, structural materials, electronics, and protective coatings.

Research Areas

  • Nanomaterial-polymer composite materials with superior mechanical properties
  • Polymer electronics and photonics
  • Biocompatible polymers for tissue engineering
  • Antifouling polymers
  • Self-assembled block-copolymers
  • Conducting polymers