Tirrell Group: Abe Herzog-Arbeitman

Undergraduate Researcher

Tirrell Group


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    5640 South Ellis Avenue
    Eckhardt Research Laboratory 108
    Chicago, IL 60637

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I’m currently involved in synthesizing block copolymers and charged polymer matrices using the RAFT technique. Once produced, these polymer coacervates can be used to examine the effects of charge density, block size, and monomer polarity on the viscoelastic properties of the matrix on a larger scale. Ideally, these effects could be tuned to exhibit certain structural and chemical properties and subsequently optimized for a large variety of applications as part of the Materials Genome Initiative.


Abe is currently a second-year undergraduate studying Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. He is a research assistant under Jeff Ting, and is currently working on synthesizing model charged copolymers copolymers.

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