Group Members

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Principal Investigator

Dr. Ting Xu

Professor of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Chemistry

Dr. Xu teaches Polymer Surfaces And Interfaces (MATSCI 251) for graduate students during the Fall semester, and Polymeric Materials (MATSCI 151) for upper-division undergraduate students during the Spring semester.

Office: 381 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Phone: 510-642-1632

Email: tingxu[at]berkeley[dot]edu

Meet Our Team

All postdoctoral and student researchers are based in the 3rd Floor Student Bay of the Hearst Memorial Mining Building on UC Berkeley Campus, and can be contacted via personal email or through the lab phone number: 510-643-6804.

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Postdoctoral Scholar (2021)

Alexandra Brumberg

B.S. Chemistry (ACS-certified) and Mathematics, Tufts University (2016)

Ph.D. Chemistry (Solid State & Materials), Northwestern University (2021)

Project: Assembly of nanocomposites in external fields

Email: brumberg[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2016), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2018)

Junpyo (Patrick) Kwon

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Korea University (2016)

Project: 3D Printing of Polymer Composites

Email: jkwon[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2017), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2018)

Le Ma

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2017)

Project: Large NP self-assembly in block-copolymer based supramolecules

Email: lele1992[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2017), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2019)

Yiwen Qian

B.S. Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2017)

Project: Polymer-grafted nanoparticles and their assemblies

Email: qianyw11[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2015), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2019)

Marco Eres

B.S. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2015)

Project: Bio-inspired random heteropolymers

Email: meres[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2017), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2019)

Zhiyuan Ruan

B.S. Chemistry, Tsinghua University (2017)

Project: Rational design of new random polymers for protein folding and stablization

Email: ruanzy[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2017), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2019)

Mufeng Wei

B.S. Chemistry, Tsinghua University (2017)

Project: Application of random heteropolymers

Email: mufeng_wei[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2018), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2021)

Emma Vargo

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018)

Project: Assembly of supramolecular nanocomposites

Email: evargo[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2018), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2020)

Priscilla Pieters

M.S. Chemistry, University of Groningen (2018)

Project: Polymer-grafted nanoparticles

Email: priscilla_pieters[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2019), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2020)

Ivan Jayapurna

B.S. Chemical Engineering and B.A. Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (2019)

Project: Rational design of bioactive plastics

Email: ivanfj[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2019)

Gautam Bordia

B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018)

Project: Nanocomposites

Email: gbordia[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2019), Advanced to PhD Candidacy (2020)

Tiffany Chen

B.S. Chemistry, University of California, San Diego (2017)

Projects: Synthesis of polymer grafted nanoparticles; Design of polymers for heavy metal binding

Email: tiffanyklchen[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2021)

Haotian Chen

B.S. Agriculture, Jilin University (2018)

M.S. Neurobiology, Fudan University (2021)

Project: 3-helix micelle drug carrier for glioma treatment

Email: haotian_chen[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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5th Year Master's Student (2021)

Victoria Tovmasyan

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2021)

Project: Barrier properties of polymer nanocomposites

Email: vtovmasyan[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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