About Rotem Rotem joined the Laaser Lab in January 2021, where she is working with Julisa on understanding hydration changes in polyelectrolyte complex coacervates at high salt concentrations.
About Taylor Taylor joined the Laaser Lab in January 2021, where she is working on understanding the phase behavior of poly(oxacyclobutane) using molecular dynamics simulations.
About Matt Matt joined the Laaser Lab in January 2021, where he is working with Paige on synthesis and characterization of hydrogels.
About Conner Conner joined the Laaser Lab in January 2021, where he is working on understanding how the linear viscoelasticity of polyelectrolyte complex coacervates depends on their chemical compositions.
About Julisa Julisa is a second-year student in chemistry. She joined the Laaser Lab in 2020, where she is investigating dynamics in doubly-polymerized ionic liquids. Selected Publications
About Victoria Victoria is a second-year graduate student in inorganic/materials chemistry. She joined the Laaser Lab in January, 2019, where she is working on mechanochemistry in ordered polymer networks.
About Paige Paige is a third-year graduate student in physical chemistry. She joined the Laaser Lab in January of 2018 (co-advised with Jill Millstone), and is currently working on developing light scattering-based techniques for studying interactions between polymers and inorganic nanoparticles.
About Jun Jun is a fourth-year student in organic chemistry. He joined the Laaser Lab in March of 2017, where he is currently developing synthetic approaches for preparing compositionally-diverse polyelectrolyte complex libraries and screening their properties. Selected Publications
About Zi Zi grew up in Guangzhou, China and came to the U.S. to receive his A.S. degree from Community College of Philadelphia. He then transferred to Temple University to complete his B.S. in chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. He joined the Laaser lab in 2017, where he is working on mechanochemical activation in […]
About Prof. Laaser Prof. Laaser is a physical chemist with a strong interest in polymer physics and polymeric materials. She received her Ph.D in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked with Martin Zanni to develop new methods in ultrafast spectroscopy for investigating the structure and dynamics of molecules at interfaces. After leaving […]