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
Illinois News: Quick and Precise Method for Detecting Chemical Warfare AgentsM. Ali, T.-H. Tsai and P.V. Braun, Amplified Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents using 2D Chemical Potential Gradients, ACS Omega, 3, 14665-14670 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b01519
Prof. Braun elected to the class of 2018 MRS Fellows!
B.M. Mosby, S. Shah and P.V. Braun, Salt Water-Triggered Ionic Crosslinking of Polymer Composites by Controlled Release of Functional Ions, ACS Omega, 3, 16127-16133 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b02786
Braun group research from January 2008 is featured on the celebratory cover for the tenth anniversary of the launch of Nature Photonics.
January 2017 Cover
K. Nan, H. Wang, X. Ning, K. Serrano, C. Wei, Y. Liu, H. Li, Y. Xue, Z. Xie, H. Luan, Y. Zhang, Y. Huang, J. Rogers and P.V. Braun, 3D Microscale Vibratory Platforms for Characterization of Nanoscale Polymer Films, ACS Nano (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b06736