Dr. Marcus Weck

Professor of Chemistry

New York University

Research Summary

The main focus of the research carried out in the Weck group is the development of novel methodologies for the construction of complex polymeric materials and the use of the resulting polymers as key materials for important applications including organic light- emitting diodes, viscoelastic solids, drug delivery and tissue engineering. Our synthetic approaches towards these materials are motivated by Nature's design principles that rely on weak and reversible interactions between building blocks to introduce function and diversity, thereby creating a vast library of biological materials. We combine these noncovalent strategies with living polymerization methods to create polymers for the next generation of materials applications.

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