Shrayesh Patel

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering in the UChicago Pritzker School 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.

Aliovalent Substitution Tunes Physical Properties in a Conductive Bis (dithiolene) Two-Dimensional Metal–Organic Framework
Lei Wang, Andrea Daru, Bhavnesh Jangid, Jie-Hao Chen, Ningxin Jiang, Shrayesh N. Patel, Laura Gagliardi, and John S. Anderson. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2024, 146, 17, 12063–12073

Accessing pluripotent materials through tempering of dynamic covalent polymer networks
Nicholas R Boynton, Joseph M Dennis, Neil D Dolinski, Charlie A Lindberg, Anthony P Kotula, Garrett L Grocke, Stephanie L Vivod, Joseph L Lenhart, Shrayesh N Patel, Stuart J Rowan. Science, 383(6682), pp.545-551.

On the fundamentals of organic mixed ionic/electronic conductors
Simone Fabiano, Lucas Flagg, Tania C Hidalgo Castillo, Sahika Inal, Loren G Kaake, Laure V Kayser, Scott T Keene, Sabine Ludwigs, Christian Muller, Brett M Savoie, Björn Lüssem, Jodie L Lutkenhaus, Micaela Matta, Dilara Meli, Shrayesh N Patel, Bryan D Paulsen, Jonathan Rivnay, Jokubas Surgailis. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2023, 11, 14527-14539.

Entropic Penalty Switches Li+ Solvation Site Formation and Transport Mechanisms in Mixed Polarity Copolymer Electrolytes
Chuting Deng, Peter Bennington, Regina J Sánchez-Leija, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey, Juan J de Pablo. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 19, 8069–8079

Broad electronic modulation of two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks over four distinct redox states
Lei Wang, Arup Sarkar, Garrett L Grocke, Daniel William Laorenza, Baorui Cheng, Andrew Ritchhart, Alexander S Filatov, Shrayesh N Patel, Laura Gagliardi, John S Anderson. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2023, 145, 15, 8486–8497

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

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