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Welcome to the home page of the Paul Braun Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our group members perform research in the fields of materials chemistry, polymers, biomaterials, organic and inorganic self-assembly, electronic materials and photonics.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Autonomous Materials Systems

University of Illinois


Recent Publications

Braun in the News

(invited) P.V. Braun, Materials Chemistry in 3D Templates for Functional Photonics, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 277-286 (2014). DOI: 10.1021.cm4023437


Congratulations to Chunjie Zhang and James Pikul, winners of the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award!


J.H. Pikul, H.G. Zhang, J.Cho, P.V. Braun and W. King: High Power Lithium Ion Micro Batteries from Interdigitated Three-Dimensional Bicontinuous Nanoporous Electrodes, Nature Communications, 2013. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2747

Press related to K.A. Arpin, M.D. Losego, A.N. Cloud, H. Ning, J. Mallek, N.P. Sergeant, L. Zhu, Z. Yu, B. Kalanyan, G.N. Parsons, G.S. Girolami, J.R. Abelson, S. Fan and P.V. Braun, Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals with High Temperature Stability for Thermal Emission Modification, Nature Communications, 4 (2013).

Illinois News

More press

W.S. Chae, D. Gough, S.-K. Ham, D. Robinson and P.V. Braun: Effect of Ordered Intermediate Porosity on Ion Transport in Hierarchically Nanoporous Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4, 3973-3979 (2012).

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign