June 24, 2019
Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Assistant Professor Damien Guironnet, who was chosen to receive a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE).
Young Investigators are early-career leaders who have made significant contributions in their respective fields within polymer materials science and engineering, according to the division.
Professor Guironnet joined the University of Illinois Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2014. His lab develops new catalysts and catalytic processes for the synthesis of new polymers with a focus on sustainability.
As a young investigator award recipient, Guironnet will deliver a talk at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society. He will present research on shape-controlled synthesis that he has been working on in collaboration with ChBE Assistant Professor Charles Sing. They have developed a simple method to engineer the molecular geometry of bottlebrush polymers.