Current Research

Expertise of our Lab

Synthesis of well-defined homopolymers and copolymers with complex macromolecular architecture by using combinations of all available polymerization methodologies (ionic, ATRP, RAFT, polyhomologation, catalytic, ROMP, etc) and molecular/structural characterization.

Current Research Projects

Block copolymer membranes for selective water transport (e.g. charge-mosaic membranes); Green Polymerization and Green Polymers (e.g. non-metal anionic polymerization in water);  Hydrophilic Functionalized Gels. Sea water-based sources in the dessert soil for growing plants; Polymeric membranes for Fuel cells and batteries; Synthesis of polymers with polydispersity index (PDI) equal to one (Biomimetic procedure); Unusual polymeric materials (e.g. polyphenylmethylenes); Multi-compartment micellar assemblies for catalysis (e.g. multiblock multicomponent polymers); Well-defined polyolefins with complex macromolecular architectures (e.g. star-shaped polyethylenes); Hybrids of polymers with CNTs, silica and Au nanoparticles using surface initiating polymerizations.