Stoykovich Research Group:

Polymer Self-Assembly and Nanofabrication Lab

Welcome!  This website is designed to provide the latest information about the  research in the Stoykovich group in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado—Boulder.  The overarching goal of our research group is to synthesize low-dimensional nanostructures with unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties, and subsequently integrate such nanomaterials into functional devices.  Frequently this research involves molecular self-assembly processes, chemical synthesis, and conventional top-down micro-/nano-manufacturing techniques. 

Some of our current research investigates:

1) Self-assembly of block copolymers for sub-50 nm structures,

2) Polymer flocculants for separations and microalgae harvesting,

3) Photonic crystals sensors for detecting kinases and biological molecules,

      and much, much more as detailed on the remainder of these pages!

Group News:

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, 

University of Colorado - Boulder

Updated September 10, 2014

Chunlin’s work on controlling block copolymer interfaces, using layer-by-layer processes, is accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials.

Sept 2014

Kate’s paper on reversible and recyclable polymer flocculation for algal biomass processes is published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

July 2014

Natasha defends her MS thesis and graduates from the CVEN department.  Congratulations!

May 2014

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Yoshiki and Ryan’s manuscript on a model for oxidation kinetics in nanocrystals is published in Philosophical Magazine.  This scientific journal is one of the oldest and longest-running, having appeared monthly since 1798!

Sept 2014

Mari, Duncan, David, and Graham all join the lab for undergraduate research projects.  Welcome!

Aug 2014