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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.

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Braun Group in the NewsRecent Publications
Cover Feature: J. Liu, X. Lin, H. Zhang, Z. Shen, Q. Lu, J. Niu, J. Li and P.V. Braun, A Bee Pupa-Filled Honeycomb Structure-Inspired Li2MnSiO4 Cathode for High Volumetric Energy Density Secondary Batteries, Chemical Communications, 55, 3582-3585 (2019). J. Shin, J. Sung, M. Kang, X. Sie, B. Lee, M.M. Lee, T.J. White, C. Leal, N.R. Sottos, P.V. Braun and D.G Cahill, Light-triggered thermal conductivity switching in azobenzene polymers, PNAS (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817082116
Controlling Thermal Conductivity of Polymers with Light
J.H. Pikul, S. Ozerinc, B. Liu, R. Zhang, P.V. Braun, V.S. Deshpande and W.P. King, High strength metallic wood from nanostructured nickel inverse opal materials, Scientific Reports, 9, 719 (2019). DOI: DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-36901-3
Illinois News: Quick and Precise Method for Detecting Chemical Warfare AgentsK.A. Miller, E.G. Morado, S.R. Samanta, B.A. Walker, A.Z. Nelson, S. Sen, D.T. Tran, D.J. Whitaker, R.H. Ewoldt, P.V. Braun and S.C. Zimmerman, Acid-Triggered, Acid-Generating, and Self-Amplifying Degradable Polymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07705