• 247 Citations
20122023
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Research Interests

Polymers are 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 self-assembly of nanostructured polymers and other soft materials. 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. For example, these techniques can directly monitor the dynamic evolution of polymer morphology in situ in real time. Our group will apply these tools to explore various bottlenecks in our understanding of polymer physics, opening avenues for developing new polymeric materials with excellent nanoscale control and superior performance.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2014

Chemical Engineering, BS, California Institute of Technology

… → 2009

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Grants 2017 2023

Industrial applications
Artificial intelligence
Learning systems
Costs
Genes
Self assembly
Block copolymers
Optical microscopy
Processing
Nanostructures

Research Output 2012 2019

  • 247 Citations
  • 14 Article

Nanoscale deformation in polymers revealed by single-molecule super-resolution localization-orientation microscopy

Wang, M., Marr, J. M., Davanco, M., Gilman, J. W. & Liddle, J. A., May 1 2019, In : Materials Horizons. 6, 4, p. 817-825 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorophores
Microscopic examination
Polymers
Molecules
Nanoimprint lithography
3 Citations (Scopus)

A Polymerizable Photoswitchable Fluorophore for Super-Resolution Imaging of Polymer Self-Assembly and Dynamics

Qiang, Z., Shebek, K. M., Irie, M. & Wang, M., Dec 18 2018, In : ACS Macro Letters. 7, 12, p. 1432-1437 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorophores
Self assembly
Polymers
Imaging techniques
Polymer blends
5 Citations (Scopus)

Simultaneous In-Film Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly for Hierarchical Nanopatterns

Qiang, Z., Akolawala, S. A. & Wang, M., May 15 2018, In : ACS Macro Letters. 7, 5, p. 566-571 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polystyrenes
Polymer films
Self assembly
Block copolymers
Homopolymerization
10 Citations (Scopus)

The shape of protein-polymer conjugates in dilute solution

Lam, C. N., Chang, D., Wang, M., Chen, W. R. & Olsen, B. D., Jan 15 2016, In : Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 54, 2, p. 292-302 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymers
Proteins
Scattering
Glycols
Colloids
43 Citations (Scopus)

Anomalous Self-Diffusion and Sticky Rouse Dynamics in Associative Protein Hydrogels

Tang, S., Wang, M. & Olsen, B. D., Mar 25 2015, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 137, 11, p. 3946-3957 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrogels
Polymers
Proteins
Molecules
Rheology