Peter Bennington was born in Southern California and grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2016. He did undergraduate research focusing on materials for energy conversion. In the fall of 2017, he joined the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago and currently works under the supervision of Professor Patel and Professor Nealey as a graduate student.
Peter’s current research focuses on solid polymer electrolytes for energy storage applications. His work involves understanding the self-assembly behavior and electrochemical performance of ion conducting polymers.
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
Qiujie Zhao, Peter Bennington, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel, and Christopher M. Evans. Macromolecules, 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
Chuting Deng, Michael A Webb, Peter Bennington, Daniel Sharon, Paul F Nealey, Shrayesh N Patel, Juan J de Pablo
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
Molecular Level Differences in Ionic Solvation and Transport Behavior in Ethylene Oxide-Based Homopolymer and Block Copolymer Electrolytes
Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Michael A Webb, Chuting Deng, Juan J De Pablo, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 8, 3180–3190
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
Stabilizing Dendritic Electrodeposition by Limiting Spatial Dimensions in Nanostructured Electrolytes
Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey. Stabilizing Dendritic Electrodeposition by Limiting Spatial Dimensions in Nanostructured Electrolytes. ACS Energy Letters. 2020, 5, 9, 2889–2896
Daniel Sharon, Peter Bennington, Moshe Dolejsi, Michael A Webb, Ban Xuan Dong, Juan J de Pablo, Paul F Nealey, Shrayesh N Patel. Intrinsic Ion Transport Properties of Block Copolymer Electrolytes. ACS Nano. 2020, 14, 7, 8902–8914
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