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)

Dr. Hao Yu

B.S. Chemistry, Jilin University (2016)

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2021)

Project: Design of heteropolymers for catalytic activity and plastic recycling

Email: haoy3[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Postdoctoral Scholar (2022)

Dr. Xu Qiu

B.S. Pharmacy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2017)

Ph.D. Pharmaceutical chemistry, Peking University (2022)

Project: Protein-inspired random heteropolymer catalyst discovery

Email: xu.qiu48[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 (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), 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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Graduate Student (2022)

Alexandra Grigoropoulos

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2022)

Project: Random heteropolymer design for modulation of protein folding and stability

Email: alexandrag2022[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2022)

Baichuan (Patrick) Na

B.S. Chemistry, Ohio State University (2022)

Project: Random heteropolymer design

Email: baichuanna[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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Graduate Student (2022)

Seungyeop Kim

B.S. Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2022)

Project: Random heteropolymer design

Email: yeop_kim[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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