The functionalities of macromolecules—such as proteins and synthetic polymers—are governed largely by their hierarchical structures and dynamics, which can change dramatically when macromolecules are confined in narrow spaces. Our research combines concepts from polymer science, protein science, and inorganic chemistry to carefully engineer the microenvironment of confined macromolecules and unlock materials with novel functionalities. More details about specific projects will be posted in early 2023.

We are currently recruiting graduate students and postdocs with interest and experience in our research directions. Prospective candidates should email Chris DelRe at chris.a.delre@gmail.com with a brief CV and introduction.