Shrayesh Patel

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Functional Polymers, Block Copolymers, Batteries, Thermoelectrics, Organic Electronics
  • Websites: Patel Group
  • Contact: shrayesh@uchicago.edu
  • Assistant: Kerensa Jackson-Burton
  • Office Location:
    Eckhardt Research Center
    Room 209
    5640 South Ellis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

Shrayesh Patel completed his undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2007, then received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013.

Before joining PME as an assistant professor, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the world’s most prestigious institutions for the study of advanced materials science research.

Patel's honors include his selection as a 2023 PMSE Early State Investigator and one of ACS Polymers Au's 2022 Rising Stars in Polymers.

Patel Group focuses on functional polymers (e.g. electronic conductors, ion conductors, redox-active) for energy conversion and storage applications. The current focus is on batteries and thermoelectrics. The group has a strong expertise in the characterization of polymers that allows us to understand charge transport, electrochemical and morphological properties. We frequently leverage synchrotron x-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques to advance our understanding of functional polymers at the molecular, nano-, and micro-scale.

Ion Transport in 2D Nanostructured π-Conjugated Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene-Based Liquid Crystal
Zhongyang Wang, Chaoqiuyu Wang, Yangyang Sun, Kai Wang, Joseph W Strzalka, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey, Christopher K Ober, Fernando A Escobedo. ACS Nano 2022, 16, 12, 20714–20729

Intrinsic glassy-metallic transport in an amorphous coordination polymer
Jiaze Xie, Simon Ewing, Jan-Niklas Boyn, Alexander S Filatov, Baorui Cheng, Tengzhou Ma, Garrett L Grocke, Norman Zhao, Ram Itani, Xiaotong Sun, Himchan Cho, Zhihengyu Chen, Karena W Chapman, Shrayesh N Patel, Dmitri V Talapin, Jiwoong Park, David A Mazziotti, John S Anderson. Nature, 2022, 611, 479–484

Synthesis of Poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives Using Three-Armed Conjugated Cross-Linker and Its Thermoelectric Properties
Jun Seop Lee, Shrayesh N Patel. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2022, 117, 196-204

Presynthetic Redox Gated Metal-to-Insulator Transition and Photothermoelectric Properties in Nickel Tetrathiafulvalene-Tetrathiolate Coordination Polymers
Jiaze Xie, Jia-Ahn Pan, Baorui Cheng, Tengzhou Ma, Alexander S Filatov, Shrayesh N Patel, Jiwoong Park, Dmitri V Talapin, John S Anderson. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 41, 19026–19037

Optimization of the Thermoelectric Properties of 2D-PEDOT Derivative Chains Using Electrochemical Control
Jun Seop Lee, Shrayesh N Patel. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4, 10, 6978–6984

Critical Percolation Threshold for Solvation-Site Connectivity in Polymer Electrolyte Mixtures
Daniel Sharon, Chuting Deng, Peter Bennington, Michael A Webb, Shrayesh N Patel, Juan J De Pablo, Paul F Nealey. Macromolecules 2022, 55, 16, 7212–7221

Structure–Transport Properties Governing the Interplay in Humidity-Dependent Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conduction of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes
Garrett L. Grocke, Ban Xuan Dong, Aaron D. Taggart, Alex B. F. Martinson, Jens Niklas, Oleg G. Poluektov, Joseph W. Strzalka, and Shrayesh N. Patel. ACS Polym. Au 2022

Probing the evolution of conductivity and structural changes in vapor-F4TCNQ doped P3HT
Mark F DiTusa, Garrett L Grocke, Tengzhou Ma, Shrayesh N Patel. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 2022

Synthesis and Characterization of Redox-Responsive Disulfide Cross-Linked Polymer Particles for Energy Storage Applications
Garrett L. Grocke, Hongyi Zhang, Samuel S. Kopfinger, Shrayesh N. Patel, and Stuart J. Rowan ACS Macro Letters 2021 10 (12), 1637-1642

Synthesis and Characterization of Redox-Responsive Disulfide Cross-Linked Polymer Particles for Energy Storage Applications
Garrett L. Grocke, Hongyi Zhang, Samuel S. Kopfinger, Shrayesh N. Patel, and Stuart J. Rowan. ACS Macro Letters 2021 10 (12), 1637-1642

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