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Dr. Leslie Hamachi

Dr. Duminda Liyanage

Assistant Professor


Organic materials, nanomaterials


Postdoc, Northwestern University, 2018-2020
Ph.D. Chemistry, Columbia University, 2018
B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2013


Bldg. 180, Rm. 404


(805) 756-1672


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Research Interests

Our research group performs interdisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry and materials science. In order to improve the function and properties of materials, we strive to understand them fundamentally via the tools of synthetic organic chemists. If you are a chemistry major who wants to apply knowledge from your coursework towards studying materials, or if you are a materials engineering major who would like to develop your chemical intuition, this may be the research experience for you! Students are involved in every aspect of our research projects, including designing experiments, analyzing data, and communicating results through publications and presentations.

Project areas include:

  • Polymers
  • Covalent Adaptable Networks
  • Covalent Organic Frameworks
  • Colloidal Nanoparticle Synthesis

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