Faculty

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
    773.702.7717
  • Assistant: Tracy Walker
  • 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 the PME as an assistant professor, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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.

Surface Reconstruction Limited Conductivity in Block‐Copolymer Li Battery Electrolytes
Sutton, P., Bennington, P., Patel, S., Stefik, M., Wiesner, U., Nealey, P., Steiner, U., & Gunkel, I. (2019). Surface Reconstruction Limited Conductivity in Block‐Copolymer Li Battery Electrolytes. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(48), https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201905977

Structure Control of a π-Conjugated Oligothiophene-Based Liquid Crystal for Enhanced Mixed Ion/Electron Transport Characteristics
Ban Xuan Dong, Ziwei Liu, Mayank Misra, Joseph Strzalka, Jens Niklas, Oleg G. Poluektov, Fernando A. Escobedo, Christopher K. Ober, Paul F. Nealey, and Shrayesh N. Patel ACS Nano 2019 13 (7), 7665-7675. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b01055

Creating Training Data for Scientific Named Entity Recognition with Minimal Human Effort
Tchoua, R. B., Ajith, A., Hong, Z., Ward, L. T., Chard, K., Belikov, A., … Foster, I. T. (2019). Creating Training Data for Scientific Named Entity Recognition with Minimal Human Effort. ICCS 2019 (pp. 398–411).

Porphyrin Covalent Organic Framework (POF)‐Based Interface Engineering for Solar Steam Generation
Xia, Z., Yang, H., Chen, Z., Waldman, R., Zhao, Y., Zhang, C., Patel, S., & Darling, S. (2019). Porphyrin Covalent Organic Framework (POF)‐Based Interface Engineering for Solar Steam Generation. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201900254

Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes
Dong, B. X., Bennington, P., Kambe, Y., Sharon, D., Dolejsi, M., Strzalka, J., … Patel, S. N. (2019). Nanothin film conductivity measurements reveal interfacial influence on ion transport in polymer electrolytes. Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 4(3), 597–608. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9ME00011A

Charge transporting nanostructured polymers for electrochemical systems – a themed collection
Patel, S. N.; Balsara, N. P. Charge Transporting Nanostructured Polymers for Electrochemical Systems -a Themed Collection. Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.2019, 4, 221–222.

Influence of Side-Chain Chemistry on Structure and Ionic Conduction Characteristics of Polythiophene Derivatives: A Computational and Experimental Study
Ban Xuan Dong, Christian Nowak, Jonathan W. Onorato, Joseph Strzalka, Fernando A. Escobedo, Christine K. Luscombe, Paul F. Nealey, and Shrayesh N. Patel Chemistry of Materials 2019 31 (4), 1418-1429. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b05257

Interrogation of Electrochemical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films with Interdigitated Electrodes
Sharon, D., Bennington, P., Liu, C., Kambe, Y., Dong, B. X., Burnett, V. F., … Nealey, P. F. (2018). Interrogation of Electrochemical Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films with Interdigitated Electrodes. Journal of The Electrochemical Society , 165(16), H1028–H1039. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0291816jes

Self‐Assembly Behavior of an Oligothiophene‐Based Conjugated Liquid Crystal and Its Implication for Ionic Conductivity Characteristics
Liu, Z., Dong, B., Misra, M., Sun, Y., Strzalka, J., Patel, S., Escobedo, F., Nealey, P., & Ober, C. (2019). Self‐Assembly Behavior of an Oligothiophene‐Based Conjugated Liquid Crystal and Its Implication for Ionic Conductivity Characteristics. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201805220

Morphology controls the thermoelectric power factor of a doped semiconducting polymer
Shrayesh N. Patel, Anne M. Glaudell, Kelly A. Peterson, Elayne M. Thomas, Kathryn A. O'Hara, Eunhee Lim, Michael L. Chabinyc. Morphology controls the thermoelectric power factor of a doped semiconducting polymer. Science Advances. 2017. Vol. 3.

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