CAREER: Understanding the Role of Structure on Ionic/Electronic Properties in Polymeric Mixed Conductors

Project: Research project

Project Details


The objective of the present research proposal is to identify the fundamental design properties necessary for the mixed ionic/electronic polymer conductors that are required for signal transduction and amplification in biointerfacing. The proposed research aims to achieve this objective through exploration of polymer microstructure and morphology of ca. 10 candidate systems including current high performers and new materials (utilizing synthetic side chain modification and broad processing variation) as they are influenced by device relevant conditions (aqueous solvents and ions). The resultant data will enable us to develop materials design rules using structural characterization along with device investigation for decoupling ionic/electronic transport mechanisms.
Effective start/end date6/1/185/31/23


  • National Science Foundation (DMR-1751308-004)


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