Faculty Directory
Muzhou Wang

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E174
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-3549Email Muzhou Wang

Website

Wang Lab


Departments

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

B.S. Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA


Research Interests

Polymers are useful in many applications ranging from everyday household items to organic electronic devices and functional biomaterials. In every application, it is very important to understand the nanoscale structure and the optimal method of achieving that final structure. Our group seeks to understand the processes and mechanisms that govern the assembly and dynamics of nanostructured polymers and other soft materials. We also develop and adapt techniques for controlling and characterizing these processes. For example, we use recent innovations in advanced optical microscopy techniques to observe materials below the optical resolution limit. This opens polymer science to the advantages of optical characterization even at the relevant nanometer length scales. These techniques can directly monitor the dynamic evolution of polymer morphology in situ in real time. Our group explores various bottlenecks in our understanding of polymer physics, opening avenues for developing new polymeric materials with excellent nanoscale control and superior performance.


Selected Publications

  • Zhe Qiang, Sahil A. Akolawala, Muzhou Wang, “Simultaneous In-Film Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly for Hierarchical Nanopatterns”, ACS Macro Letters, (2018)