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Grunlan, Jaime Professor


Broadly speaking, our research is focused on polymers and nanocomposites with protective properties that rival metals and ceramics, while maintaining beneficial polymer mechanical behavior. We are particularly interested in the development of multifunctional surfaces prepared using the layer-by-layer assembly and polyelectrolyte complexation. Nearly everything we produce is water-based and sustainable polymers and nanoparticles are also important. We are very active in gas/moisture barrier for food packaging and environmentally benign flame retardant treatments for foam, fabric, wood, etc. Heat shielding for hypersonics, antimicrobial, and anti-corrosion coatings are also of interest.

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