Research in the Martin Group lies at the interface of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering and focuses on understanding the structure,  properties, and applications of complex materials. The work lies at the interface of chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering.

Our laboratory is involved in the synthesis and characterization of materials, and the fabrication of devices for applications in:

  • Membrane Water Purification and Desalination
  • Gas Membrane Separations
  • Carbon Capture
  • Chemical Sensing
  • Fuel Cell Membranes
  • Surface Functionalization

Our work has focused on a number of material systems including:

  • Polymers:
    • Liquid Crystal Polymers
    • Block Copolymers
    • Composites
    • Thin Films and Membranes
  • Small molecules:
    • Crystalline Materials
    • Liquid Crystals
    • Self-assembled monolayers
    • Surfactants