Rowan Group

The Rowan Group focuses on studying the chemistry of non-covalent interactions (supramolecular chemistry). This is embodied by studying the synthesis of metallosupramolecular and stimuli-resonsive polymers; isolation and utilization of cellulose nanocrystals in biomimetic and porous systems; and finally, reversible covalent chemistry.

 

Current research

 

Interested in joining this lab? 

Undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and researchers are encouraged to contact Prof. Rowan at his UChicago email listed below.  Please include your name, contact information, and a short description on why you are interested in the lab. We look forward to hearing from you!

A virtual lab tour

https://vimeo.com/truthanddocumentary/review/498488035/b3836bc8d7

 

 

Principal Investigator

Stuart Rowan

stuartrowan@uchicago.edu

Ion-Conducting Thermoresponsive Films Based on Polymer-Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals

Kato, R., Lettow, J. H., Patel, S. N. & Rowan, S. J. Ion-Conducting Thermoresponsive Films Based on Polymer-Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2020)

Squid Beak Inspired Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites

Zhang, Y., Pon, N., Awaji, A. & Rowan, S. J. Squid Beak Inspired Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites. Biomacromolecules (2020)

Hydrodynamic interactions in topologically linked ring polymers

Rauscher, P. M., Rowan, S. J. & De Pablo, J. J. Hydrodynamic interactions in topologically linked ring polymers. Physical Review E 102, (2020).

Dynamics of Poly[n]catenane Melts

Rauscher, Phillip M et al. "Dynamics of Poly[n]catenane Melts." The Journal of Chemical Physics 152, 214901 (2020)

Surfactant-Free Latex Nanocomposites Stabilized and Reinforced by Hydrophobically Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals

Zhang, Y., Yang, H., Naren, N. & Rowan, S. J. Surfactant-Free Latex Nanocomposites Stabilized and Reinforced by Hydrophobically Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2, 2291–2302 (2020).

Leveraging Actinide Hydrolysis Chemistry for Targeted Th and U Separations using Amidoxime‐Functionalized Poly(HIPE)s

Piechowicz, M., Chiarizia, R., Skanthakumar, S., Rowan, S. J. & Soderholm, L. Leveraging Actinide Hydrolysis Chemistry for Targeted Th and U Separations using Amidoxime-Functionalized Poly(HIPE)s. ChemPhysChem 21, 1157–1165 (2020).

Dynamic reaction-induced phase separation in tunable, adaptive covalent networks.

Herbert, K. M., Getty, P. T., Dolinski, N. D., Hertzog, J. E., de Jong, D., Lettow, J. H., … Rowan, S. J. (2020). Dynamic reaction-induced phase separation in tunable, adaptive covalent networks. Chemical Science, 11(19), 5028–5036.

Stretching-Induced Thermal Conductivity Change in Shape-Memory Polymer Composites

Hostler, S., Peswani, M., Yang, H., Paul, H., Rowan, S. J., Abramson, D., & Alexis, R. (2020). Stretching-Induced Thermal Conductivity Change in Shape-Memory Polymer Composites. Journal of Heat Transfer.

Thermodynamics and Structure of Poly[n]catenane Melts

Rauscher, P. M., Schweizer, K. S., Rowan, S. J. & De Pablo, J. J. Thermodynamics and Structure of Poly[n]catenane Melts. Macromolecules 53, 3390–3408 (2020).

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