• 274 Citations

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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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  • Research Output

    • 274 Citations
    • 15 Article

    Determining order-to-disorder transitions in block copolymer thin films using a self-referencing fluorescent probe

    Qiang, Z., Li, L., Torkelson, J. M. & Wang, M., Jan 2020, In : Molecular Systems Design and Engineering. 5, 1, p. 330-338 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    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 2019, In : Materials Horizons. 6, 4, p. 817-825 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    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

  • 7 Scopus citations

    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

  • 6 Scopus citations

    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

  • 11 Scopus citations