02/13/17 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Special Seminar: Agostino Pietrangelo
"Polyene-Inspired Conjugated Macromolecules: Design, Synthesis, and Application"
Professor Pietrangelo's research program is aimed at developing chemical technologies for the purpose of reducing an overwhelming global reliance on ubiquitous plastics and energy derived from non-renewable resources. The primary objectives of this multifaceted program are to develop:
- multifunctional polymers from renewable feedstocks for adhesive, metal remediation, ion conductor, membrane, and drug delivery applications;
- solution processable π-conjugated polymers with large absorption coefficients and broad absorption bands for solar photovoltaic applications; and
- novel coordination complexes as catalysts for the selective degradation of lignin biomass to high-value commodity chemicals and fuels.
Researchers in the Pietrangelo group acquire a broad skill set that encompasses the areas of advanced organic and inorganic synthesis, electrochemistry, catalysis, and molecular spectroscopy and are encouraged to foster new ideas that are tailored to satisfy their current and future interests.
Event DetailsLocation: Kate & Michael Bárány Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall)Host: Professor Marc Hillmyer