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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 Group in the News

J. Liu, Q. Zheng, M.D. Goodman, H. Zhu, J. Kim, N.A. Krueger, H. Ning, X. Huang, J. Liu, M. Terrones and P.V. Braun, Graphene Sandwiched Mesostructured Li-Ion Battery Electrodes, Advanced Materials, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600829

Prof. Paul Braun chosen to lead the University of Illinois Materials Research Lab

J. Liu, J. Wang, J. Kim, H. Ning, Z. Pan, S. Kelly, E. Epstein, X.-J. Huang, J. Liu and P.V. Braun, High Full-Electrode Basis Capacity Template-Free Three-Dimensional Nanocomposite Secondary Battery Anodes, Small, 11, 6265-6271 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201502538

Eric Epstein, graduate student in the Braun research group, has been awarded a 2016 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship.


J. Kim, L.K. Aagesen, J.H. Choi, J. Choi, H.S. Kim, J. Liu, C.-R. Cho, J.G. Kang, A. Ramazani, K. Thornton and P.V. Braun, Template-Directed Directionally Solidified Three-Dimensionally Mesostructured AgCl-KCl Eutectic Photonic Crystals, Advanced Materials, 27, 4551-4559 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502265



Kali Miller, graduate student in the Braun research group, has been awarded a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.

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