de Pablo Group

Chuting Deng

  • Graduate Student

  • Contact: cdeng1@uchicago.edu
  • Office Location:
    William Eckhardt Research Center (251)

Chuting Deng grew up in Shenzhen, China. She received her BS degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University in June 2018. There, she found her interests in statistical mechanics and computational material design. Then, she moved to Chicago and joined the de Pablo group at the University of Chicago. She is currently pursuing her PhD in molecular engineering, advised by Professor de Pablo. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports game.

Chuting’s current research concerns multiscale modeling of soft materials and involves the following specific topics:

1) Simulate coarse-grained (CG) physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes to investigate the effect of substrate on molecular orientation in PVD glass of organic semiconductor molecules. (Collaboration with Mark Ediger’s group)

2) Atomistic study Li ion transport in ethylene oxide-based polymer electrolytes of graft, block, and random copolymer architectures. (Collaboration with Paul Nealey’s group)

3) Atomistic study and material design of self-assembled peptide amphiphile micelles for selective phosphate sequestration. (Collaboration with Matt Tirrell’s group)

4) Multiscale modeling and machine learning prediction of thermodynamic and dynamical properties of polyethylene mixtures for plastic upcycling. (Center for Plastics Innovation, U of Delaware)

Harnessing Peptide Binding to Capture and Reclaim Phosphate

Fowler, Whitney C., et al. "Harnessing Peptide Binding to Capture and Reclaim Phosphate." Journal of the American Chemical Society 143.11 (2021): 4440-4450. Whitney C. Fowler, Chuting Deng, Gabriella M. Griffen, Tess Teodoro, Ashley Z. Guo, Michal Zaiden, Moshe Gottlieb*, Juan J. de Pablo, Matthew V. Tirrell

Role of Molecular Architecture on Ion Transport in Ethylene oxide-Based Polymer Electrolytes

Deng, Chuting, et al. "Role of Molecular Architecture on Ion Transport in Ethylene oxide-Based Polymer Electrolytes." Macromolecules 54.5 (2021): 2266-2276. Chuting Deng, Michael A. Webb, Peter Bennington, Daniel Sharon, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel, Juan J. de Pablo

Role of solvation site segmental dynamics on ion transport in ethylene-oxide based side-chain polymer electrolytes

Bennington, Peter, et al. "Role of solvation site segmental dynamics on ion transport in ethylene-oxide based side-chain polymer electrolytes." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 9.15 (2021): 9937-9951. Peter Bennington, Chuting Deng, Daniel Sharon, Michael A. Webb, Juan J. de Pablo, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel

Over what length scale does an inorganic substrate perturb the structure of a glassy organic semiconductor?

Bagchi, Kushal, et al. "Over what length scale does an inorganic substrate perturb the structure of a glassy organic semiconductor?." ACS applied materials & interfaces 12.23 (2020): 26717-26726. Kushal Bagchi, Chuting Deng, Camille Bishop, Yuhui Li, Nicholas E. Jackson, Lian Yu, M. F. Toney, J. J. de Pablo, M. D. Ediger