Graduate Research Assistant: Guymon Group
University of Iowa, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
"My experience focuses largely on utilizing photopolymerization to generate materials with user-defined topographies and chemistries. Using photopolymerization, we are able to effectively generate physical and chemical micropatterns to fine tune the surface properties such as surface energy. I also have experience in photografting polymers to PDMS and metallic surfaces. I am well-versed in the characterization of polymers with techniques including differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis, and infrared spectroscopy."