Benjamin Paren

Doctoral student since Fall 2016

Department: Materials Science & Engineering

Contact: bparen@seas.upenn.edu

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Previous education:
BS in Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
MS in Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

Ben’s research focuses on understanding the dynamics and properties of ion containing polymers. This includes analysis of segmental dynamics in precise-acid copolymers, as well as investingating thermal and conductive properties of polymerized ionic liquids. Ben has been a member of Act 3 of the REACT Program since January 2017, which aims to design and characterize self-assembled nanomaterials for energy generation and storage.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys going on walks, watching shows on Netflix, and exploring Philadelphia with friends.

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