Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Karen Wooley
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Karen Wooley
Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Karen Wooley, will present The Power of Polymer Chemistry to Unleash the Potential of Functionally-Sophisticated Nanoscopic Macromolecules with Attention to the Environment, Health and Sustainability at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Wooley

Karen Wooley received her B.S. in 1988 from Oregon State University and received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1993. She is currently a Presidential Impact Fellow, she chairs the W.T. Doherty-Welch Foundation, and is the director of the Texas A&M University Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions. Dr. Wooley's current research activities combine organic syntheses, polymerization strategies and polymer modification reactions in creative ways to afford unique macromolecular structures, which have been designed as functional nanostructures, polymer systems having unique macromolecular architectures, and/or degradable polymers. The emphasis is upon the incorporation of functions and functionalities into selective regions of polymer frameworks. In some cases, the function is added at the small molecule, monomer, stage, prior to polymerization, whereas, in other cases, chemical modifications are performed upon polymers or at the nanostructure level; each requires a strategic balance of chemical reactivity and the ultimate composition and structure.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials, and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.