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Dr. Leslie Hamachi

Dr. Duminda Liyanage

Assistant Professor

Specialties:

Organic materials, nanomaterials

Education:

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

Office:

Bldg. 108, Rm. 404

Phone:

(805) 756-1672

Email:

hamachi@calpoly.edu

Research Website:

thehamachigroup.com

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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