Welcome! Our research groups applies reversible, non-covalent interactions to influence polymer phase behavior and to promote polymer self-assembly and responsiveness. Molecular engineering of hydrogen bond, ionic, and van der Waals interactions has enabled a new class of dynamic polymers whose structure and properties are ultimately determined by an equilibrium with their environment (temperature, pH, composition). This concept will be important in developing advanced materials to fill emerging applications, including shape-memory polymers, fuel cell and flow battery membranes, ordered semiconductors for photovoltaic devices, and biomedical devices. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and involves chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, and material science. Explore our webiste to discover more.



December 2018 - Juan Amundary successfully earns MS degree!

November 2018 - Jason & Mitch attend AIChE in Pittsburgh and talks about semicrystalline polymers and shape-memory contact printing.

October 2018 - Hojun Lee successfully defends, earning his MS degree!

June 2018 - Anthamatten group and Chen group win two University Research Award that provide seed funding for development of self-assembly methods for high power laser materials.

June 2018 - Many group members attends Advanced Materials for Powerful Lasers (AMPL) summer workshop.

March 2018 - Mitch attends Functinoal Polymers Workshop in San Sebastian, Spain hosted by European science organizations: DIPC, JCNS, and SoftComp.

January 2018 - Welcome new undergraduates: Mark Volkin, Daniel Krajovic, and a new MS student, Juan Amundaray.

August 2017- Welcome Babak Sabetpour and Jinyu Bu as new group members!

July 2017- Wegmans Hall opened; Prof. Anthamatten's office is now Wegmans 4311.



© Mitchell Anthamatten / 250 Gavett Hall, Department of Chemical Engineering / University of Rochester,
Rochester, NY 14627 / anthamatten@che.rochester.edu

Last update: February 28, 2018