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.
- Direct measurement of rate-dependent mode I and mode II traction-separation laws for cohesive zone modeling of laminated glass , COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2022)
- Antipathogenic properties and applications of low-dimensional materials , NATURE COMMUNICATIONS (2021)
- Continuous Ligand-Free Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions in a Cartridge Flow Reactor Using a Gel-Supported Catalyst , INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH (2021)
- Counterpropagating Gradients of Antibacterial and Antifouling Polymer Brushes , BIOMACROMOLECULES (2021)
- DFT Analysis of Organotin Catalytic Mechanisms in Dehydration Esterification Reactions for Terephthalic Acid and 2,2,4,4-Tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol , JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A (2021)
- Deposition of silicate coatings on poly(ethylene terephthalate) for improved scratch and solvent resistance , JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE (2021)
- Dual-Responsive Microgels for Structural Repair and Recovery of Nonwoven Membranes for Liquid Filtration , ACS APPLIED POLYMER MATERIALS (2021)
- Dynamic Surfaces-Degradable Polyester Networks that Resist Protein Adsorption , LANGMUIR (2021)
- Functional Gels Containing Hydroxamic Acid Degrade Organophosphates in Aqueous Solutions , INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH (2021)
- Novel computational design of high refractive index nanocomposites and effective refractive index tuning based on nanoparticle morphology effect , COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING (2021)