Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College
Shrayesh Patel’s research expertise resides at the intersections of polymer science, organic electronic materials, and electrochemistry. His doctoral research on simultaneous electronic and ionic conducting block copolymers for lithium battery electrodes was selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as an emerging area in polymer science and engineering, and was featured as part of the cover story of the May 2013 issue of Chemical & Engineering News. His postdoctoral research dealt with the structure-property relationships of high mobility semiconducting polymers for transistors and thermoelectrics. This research directly impacts the drive for more sustainable and cleaner alternative energy technologies. Patel’s future work will focus on leveraging functional polymers for new battery technologies for transportation and the electrical grid, and address the challenges in thermal energy harvesting and management.
His findings have been published in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science (forthcoming), ACS (American Chemical Society) Macro Letters, Macromolecules, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, and Nano Letters.
Patel received a BS in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.