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Prof. Paula T. Hammond

Paula T. Hammond

David H. Koch Professor in Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering



Room: 76-553
Phone: 617.258.7577
Email: hammond@mit.edu
Web: http://web.mit.edu/cheme/people/profile.html?id=14


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Research Interests
  • macromolecular design and synthesis; directed assembly using surface templates
  • block copolymers; asymmetric morphologies
  • liquid crystalline block copolymers for electro-mechanical and electro-optical applications, and dendritic copolymers as nano-encapsulants or hosts for drug and gene delivery
  • ISN research includes the investigation of high strength polymer fibers that simulate the properties of spider silk, actuating liquid crystalline polymers, and functional thin film sensors for chemical and biological protection


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