Chengcheng Fang joined the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 2020. Her research group focuses on developing multiscale quantitative characterization tools, and designing advanced materials and manufacturing methods for energy storage and conversion devices.
Our objective is to form renaissance scientists and engineers. In a similar fashion, we attack problems with a renaissance approach, where we combine several areas of knowledge, independently of their formal separation by the human mind.
Lawrence Drzal was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
For more information about Lawrence Drzal's research and this award see the National Academy of Inventors website.
The Hickey Group is focused on the design of electroactive small molecules, molecular electronics, and polymer materials for a variety of applications related to energy storage, catalysis, and biosensing.
The research in my group falls at the interface of polymer engineering, materials science, and biomimicry. We develop techniques using polymers and polymer networks to produce materials with the order, functionality, and performance of examples surrounding us in nature. Beyond identifying materials that mimic natural functionalities, our research addresses the need for efficient and versatile methods that make this class of mimicry feasible for broad-reaching materials needs.