Welcome to the home page of the Paul Braun Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our group members perform research in the fields of materials chemistry, polymers, biomaterials, organic and inorganic self-assembly, electronic materials and photonics.
|Braun Group in the News||Recent Publications|
|Braun led a team that developed a new templating system to help control the quality and unique properties of a special class of inorganic composite materials, including first author, Ashish Kulkarni.|
A.A. Kulkarni, E. Hanson, R. Zhang, K. Thornton, and P.V. Braun, Archimedean lattices emerge in template-directed eutectic solidification, Nature, 577, 355-358 (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1893-9
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|J. Shin, J. Sung, M. Kang, X. Sie, B. Lee, M.M. Lee, T.J. White, C. Leal, N.R. Sottos, P.V. Braun and D.G Cahill, Light-triggered thermal conductivity switching in azobenzene polymers, PNAS (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817082116|
|Cover Feature: S. Zhang, C. Zhang, H. Chen, S.J. Kieffer, F. Neubrech, H. Giessen, A.G. Alleyne and P.V. Braun, Selective Autonomous Molecular Transport and Collection by Hydrogel-embedded Supramolecular Chemical Gradients, Angewandte Chemie, 58, 1-7 (2019).||J.H. Pikul, S. Ozerinc, B. Liu, R. Zhang, P.V. Braun, V.S. Deshpande and W.P. King, High strength metallic wood from nanostructured nickel inverse opal materials, Scientific Reports, 9, 719 (2019). DOI: DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-36901-3|
|Cover Feature: J. Liu, X. Lin, H. Zhang, Z. Shen, Q. Lu, J. Niu, J. Li and P.V. Braun, A Bee Pupa-Filled Honeycomb Structure-Inspired Li2MnSiO4 Cathode for High Volumetric Energy Density Secondary Batteries, Chemical Communications, 55, 3582-3585 (2019).||K.A. Miller, E.G. Morado, S.R. Samanta, B.A. Walker, A.Z. Nelson, S. Sen, D.T. Tran, D.J. Whitaker, R.H. Ewoldt, P.V. Braun and S.C. Zimmerman, Acid-Triggered, Acid-Generating, and Self-Amplifying Degradable Polymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07705|