The Winey Lab at the University of Pennsylvania employs a variety of experimental and computational tools to probe the structural and physical properties of advanced polymers. We are studying and designing functional polymers to improve ion and proton conductivity targeting a variety of energy applications. In polymer nanocomposites our current interests focus on nanoparticle dynamics across a range of time and length scales. Our newest project focuses on polymer-to-polymer upcycling to convert waste polyolefins to higher value polymers.
Ordered nanostructures in thin films of precise ion-containing multiblock copolymers.
Jinseok Park, A. Staiger, S. Mecking, K. I. Winey*, ACS Central Science, 8, 388–393, 2022.
Decoupled Cation Transport within Layered Assemblies in Sulfonated and Crystalline Telechelic Polyethylenes. B. A. Paren, M. Häußler, P. Rathenow, S. Mecking, K. I. Winey*, Macromolecules, 55, 2813–2820, 2022.
Melt Polycondensation of Carboxytelechelic Polyethylene for the Design of Degradable Segmented Copolyester Polyolefins. A. S. Arrington, J. R. Brown, M. S. Win, K. I. Winey, T. E. Long*, Polymer Chemistry, 13, 3116–3125, 2022.
Li-ion transport in a single-ion conducting polymer blend electrolyte. B. A. Paren, N. Nguyen, V. Balance, D. T. Hallinan, J. G. Kennemur, K. I. Winey*, Macromolecules, 55, 4692-4702, 2022.
Enhanced Li-ion transport through selectively solvated ionic layers of single-ion conducting multiblock copolymers. Jinseok Park, A. Staiger, S. Mecking, K. I. Winey*, ACS Macro Letters, ACS Macro Letters, 11, 1008-1013, 2022.
Double gyroid morphologies in precise ion-containing multiblock copolymers synthesized via step-growth polymerization. Jinseok Park, K. I. Winey*, JACS Au, published on line.