Welcome to Our Lab

Our primary interest is transport phenomena of small molecules and ions in polymers. This plays a critical role in many engineering processes, such as drug delivery, fuel cells, batteries, actuators, electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, gas purification, and barriers, to name a few. Many of these processes entail multiple diffusants, diffusant-polymer interactions, and multiple driving forces (e.g., gradients in concentration, pressure, and voltage). Therefore, developing a fundamental understanding of the entire transport process on a molecular-level is crucial. We are interested in answering complex questions regarding multicomponent transport, diffusion and sorption of water, ion transport, and transport-morphology relationships in polymers using both an experimental and modeling approach. Click the button below to read about our current research projects.

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Recent News

  • Prof. Elabd Awarded NTI and ECI Grants (Full Story)

  • Francis Richey Receives Electrochemical Society Student Travel Award (Full Story)

  • Undergraduate Rishon Benjamin Receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Full Story)

  • Eric Davis Receives National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Award (Full Story)

  • Dr. Elabd Awarded Nanotechnology Institute Grant (Full Story)

  • CBE Alumnus Daniel Hallinan Accepts Faculty Position at Florida State University (Full Story)

  • Dr. Elabd Awarded NSF Grant (Full Story)

  • Congratulations to Eric Davis (CBE PhD '13) for receiving the Lindau Award (Full Story)

  • Francis Richey Wins 1st Place Award for Poster at the 2011 Fall ECS Meeting (Full Story)

  • Eric Davis Receives Award at 2011 ACS Annual Meeting (Full Story)

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