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 March 13, 2015

Kate’s paper on reversible and recyclable polymer flocculation for algal biomass processes appears on the cover of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

Jan 2015

Group research on block copolymer networks is featured on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials!

Dec 2014

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Chunlin accepts a job in 3D printing and heads to Las Vegas.  Congratulations and good luck Chunlin!

Mar 2015

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Garrett, Dillon, Chelsea, and Tong join the group. 


Jan 2015

Group work on photopatternable and thermally crosslinkable block copolymers appears in Small.  Congratulations Chunlin!

Jan 2015

Kyle’s research on percolating transport in block copolymer lamellae in thin films is published in ACS Nano.

Mar 2015

Our work on the fabrication and mechanics in a biomimetic fish skin material is published in ACS AM&I.

Mar 2015

Kelsey’s paper on photonic crystals for detecting kinases, including from cell lysate, is published in Analytical Chemistry.

Feb 2015