Polymeric Materials

Polymeric Materials

 

Polymers are an incredibly versatile class of materials that includes natural polymers—e.g., proteins and polysaccharides—and synthetic polymers such as polyethylene. Polymers are all around us; they are found in our clothing, cars, computers, shampoos, diapers, packaging, etc. In addition, they are crucial components of many advanced applications in energy, filtration, tissue engineering, and nanomedicine. At UF we engineer polymers to deepen our fundamental understanding of their physical behavior and to solve problems in energy storage, healthcare, and sustainability.

Faculty

Photo of Josephine B. Allen Josephine AllenAssociate Professor, Genzyme Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 496 Wertheim Lab for Engineering Excellence (352) 846-3328

Ph.D., 2009, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Stem Cell Engineering; Directed Stem Cell differentiation, Cell Materials Interactions; Tissue Engineering; Regenerative Medicine

Lab Website: Allen Research Group

Photo of Jennifer S. Andrew Jennifer AndrewProfessor, Margaret A. Ross Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 170 Rhines Hall (352) 846-3345

Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests: nanomaterials, nanocomposites for electronic and biomedical applications, magnetic materials, multiferroics, polymers

Lab Website: Andrew Research Group

Photo of Christopher Batich Christopher BatichProfessor
Work 135A Rhines Hall (352) 392-6630

Ph.D., 1974, Rutgers University

Research Interests: Delivery methods for stem cells, Antimicrobial surface modifications, Nanoparticles for gene delivery, Polymeric drug delivery

Lab Website: Batich Research Group

Photo of Erika Moore Erika MooreRhines Rising Star Larry Hench Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Work 487 Wertheim Lab for Engineering Excellence (352) 846-3781

B.S., 2013, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University

Ph.D., 2018, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020, The Johns Hopkins University

Lab Website: The Moore Lab

Research Summary: Dr. Erika Moore is the inaugural Rhines Rising Star Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida.…

Photo of Angelika Neitzel Angelika NeitzelRhines Rising Star Robert DeHoff Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering

Ph.D., 2017, University of Minnesota

Research Interests: monomer and polymer synthesis; polymerization kinetics and mechanism; polymer characterization; structure and phase behavior of weakly charged copolyelectrolyte complexes and mobility of di- and triblock copolyelectrolytes

Photo of Jiangeng Xue Jiangeng XueProfessor
Work 237A Rhines Hall (352) 846-3775

Ph. D., 2005, Princeton University

Research Interests: Nanostructured electronic materials, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, surfaces and interfaces, energy materials, photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes and other optoelectronic devices

Lab Website: Xue Research Group