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
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.