The primary focus of the Epps laboratory lies in designing, building, and characterizing new polymeric materials exhibiting molecular level self-assembly. Several applications for block copolymers and polymer blends under investigation in our group include: battery and fuel cell membranes, organic photovoltaics, analytical separations membranes, nanoscale containers and scaffolds for targeted drug delivery, precursors to electronic arrays, and surface responsive materials.
Application: This is a potential new product that has the potential to replace
petroleum-based pressure sensitive adhesives with superior lignin derived
Addressed: Creating pressure sensitive adhesives from
materials that are derived directly from petroleum analogues is a process with numerous
purification methods and polymerization steps. Polymerization is a... Read More