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.

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

Ion Specific, Thin Film Confinement Effects on Conductivity in Polymerized Ionic Liquids
Qiujie Zhao, Peter Bennington, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel, and Christopher M. Evans. Macromolecules, 2021.

Increasing Ionic Conductivity of Poly(ethylene oxide) by Reaction with Metallic Li
Pei Liu, Michael J. Counihan, Yisi Zhu, Justin G. Connell, Daniel Sharon, Shrayesh N. Patel, Paul C. Redfern, Peter Zapol, Nenad M. Markovic, Paul F. Nealey, Larry A. Curtiss, Sanja Tepavcevic. Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research. 2021, 2100142

Correlating conductivity and Seebeck coefficient to doping within crystalline and amorphous domains in poly (3‐(methoxyethoxyethoxy) thiophene)
Tengzhou Ma, Ban Xuan Dong, Jonathan W Onorato, Jens Niklas, Oleg Poluektov, Christine K Luscombe, Shrayesh N Patel. Journal of Polymer Science, 2021.

Ionic Dopant‐Induced Ordering Enhances the Thermoelectric Properties of a Polythiophene‐Based Block Copolymer
Ban Xuan Dong, Ziwei Liu, Jonathan W. Onorato, Tengzhou Ma, Joseph Strzalka, Peter Bennington, Christine K. Luscombe, Christopher K. Ober, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel. 2021,2106991

Side chain engineering control of mixed conduction in oligoethylene glycol-substituted polythiophenes
Onorato, Jonathan W., Zhongyang Wang, Yangyang Sun, Christian Nowak, Lucas Q. Flagg, Ruipeng Li, Ban Xuan Dong, Lee J. Richter, Fernando A. Escobedo, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel and Christine K. Luscombe. Side chain engineering control of mixed conduction in oligoethylene glycol-substituted polythiophenes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2021

The 2021 flexible and printed electronics roadmap
Yvan Bonnassieux, Christoph J Brabec, Yong Cao, Tricia Breen Carmichael, Michael L Chabinyc, Kwang-Ting Cheng, Gyoujin Cho, Anjung Chung, Corie L Cobb, Andreas Distler, Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf, Gerd Grau, Xiaojun Guo, Ghazaleh Haghiashtiani, Tsung-Ching Huang, Muhammad M Hussain, Benjamin Iniguez, Taik-Min Lee, Ling Li, Yuguang Ma, Dongge Ma, Michael C McAlpine, Tse Nga Ng, Ronald Österbacka, Shrayesh N Patel, Junbiao Peng, Huisheng Peng, Jonathan Rivnay, Leilai Shao, Daniel Steingart, Robert A Street, Vivek Subramanian, Luisa Torsi, Yunyun Wu. Flexible and Printed Electronics. 2021 May 17;6(2):023001.

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