Genzer is the S. Frank and Susan Culberson Distinguished Professor and Associate Department Head in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department at NC State University. His group is actively involved in research related to the behavior of polymers at interfaces and in confined geometries, with particular emphasis on assembly, thin films, responsive and shape-memory materials, and materials combinatorial methods.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF INTERESTS:
We study the behavior of polymers at surfaces, interfaces, and in confined geometries. We design surfaces that resist non-specific biofouling. We also create surfaces that can capture synthetic pollutants, i.e., plastics.
- UV- and thermally-active small bi-functional gelator for creating gradient polymer network coatings , BIOINTERPHASES (2023)
- Controlling PA6/PET adhesion to facilitate interfacial fracture , EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL (2022)
- Degradable Anti-Biofouling Polyester Coatings with Controllable Lifetimes , LANGMUIR (2022)
- Direct measurement of rate-dependent mode I and mode II traction-separation laws for cohesive zone modeling of laminated glass , COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2022)
- Intensified Hydrogenation in Flow Using a Poly(beta-cyclodextrin) Network-Supported Catalyst , ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING (2022)
- Nonwoven Membranes with Infrared Light-Controlled Permeability , ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES (2022)
- PDMS networks meet barnacles: a complex and often toxic relationship , BIOFOULING (2022)
- Potent Antibacterial Composite Nonwovens Functionalized with Bioactive Peptides and Polymers , ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES (2022)
- Self-healing and repair of fabrics: A comprehensive review of the application toolkit , MATERIALS TODAY (2022)
- Antipathogenic properties and applications of low-dimensional materials , NATURE COMMUNICATIONS (2021)