The Szczepanski lab is a polymer engineering group in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at Michigan State University.

Our research falls at the interface of polymer engineering, materials science, and biomimicry:

We develop techniques using polymers and polymer networks to produce materials with the order, functionality, and performance of examples surrounding us in nature.

We identify versatile, robust, and efficient polymerization methods that make this class of mimicry feasible for broad-reaching, global applications.

The materials developed in my group are explored for a variety of applications including: biomaterials, coatings, plastics, membranes, and adhesives.


Nanotubes formed by electrodeposition of thiophene-based monomers

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Hydrophobic interactions as observed on a tulip petal