Verduzco Laboratory: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Verduzco laboratory focuses on the development of complex polymeric materials. We take advantage of advanced polymer synthesis techniques and nanoscale characterization tools to design and characterize polymers at multiple length scales. Current areas of interest include all-conjugated block copolymers for photovoltaics, bottlebrush polymers as responsive surface coatings, liquid crystal elastomers for biomedical applications, and polymers for enhanced oil recovery. The unifying theme of this work is the combination of precision molecular design and synthesis along with quantitative analysis of structure, properties, and performance.