Research Statement

Dr. Zhai’s research group focuses on fabricating polymer and ceramic composites of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene and polyelectrolyte nanostructures.  His lab has used conjugated block copolymers to disperse CNTs with good solubility and stability in different solvents and host polymer matrices. Such noninvasive approach offers a simple and versatile method to disperse and functionalize CNTs and graphene. His research group is also interested in utilizing polyelectrolyte nanostructures (i.e. nanofibers and nanoparticles) for nanofabrication, sensing and drug delivery.

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