- San Diego CA
Development of amphiphilic polymeric hybrid biomaterials based on starch for applications in the field of protein repellency, antifouling coatings, drug release and hydrogels.
In the pipeline: Starch based hydrogels for peptide delivery, development of cross-linked starch hybrid systems for small molecule release.
Development of fluorinated polymeric materials based on aromatic and aliphatic systems using radical polymerization techniques and understanding structure - property relationships via different characterization techniques for potential application in plastic optical fiber (POF).
Involved in large scale synthesis (kilograms) of precursors for different monomers.
Synthesis of heteroatom (B, Si, Ge, Sn) containing fluorescent conjugated inorganic – organic hybrid polymers/macrocycles using Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) for application in organic electronics.
Utilized different characterization techniques for structural elucidation of monomers and polymers.
Recipient of Doctoral Student Research Grant Award for two years at CUNY/The Graduate Center, 2009 – 2010, 2011 – 2012.