In order to tackle modern societal problems centered on sustainability, biomedicine, engineering, and energy, chemists are tasked with the opportunity to create new genres of matter. An increased interplay of physical organic chemistry and material science will undoubtedly give rise to the next generation of polymeric materials. Fortunately, the Golder Research Team is in a unique position to utilize synthetic chemistry to build novel macromolecular architectures that address these challenges. The discovery of structural motifs spanning a variety of size regimes requires innovative approaches to construct and link functional building blocks, thus requiring an expertise in both organic synthesis and polymer chemistry. Some representative goals of our research team include the design of methodology to access functional cyclic polymers, reconfigurable thermoplastics & thermosets, upcycled commodity polyolefins, and force-responsive soft materials.
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Are you a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative individual who wants to work on interdisciplinary projects spanning organic synthesis and polymer chemistry? Do you want the opportunity to interface cross-disciplinary with engineers and materials scientists?