Former Stoddart group postdoctoral fellow (2011-2015) Chenfeng Ke, now Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth College, was selected as a 2021 American Chemical Society PMSE Young Investigator. The annual PMSE Young Investigator Symposium highlights and provides a forum for around 15 early-career emerging leaders who have made significant contributions in their respective fields within polymer materials science and engineering. The two-day PMSE symposium will be held in San Diego during the Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in 2022.
Chenfeng is recognized as a PMSE Young Investigator. He will provide a technical talk describing his recent research advances on the development of supramolecular 3D printing materials.
During Chenfeng’s stay at Northwestern, he discovered that the cucurbituril catalyzed [2+3] azide-alkyne cycloaddition was greatly promoted by the introduction of cyclodextrins and pillararenes. He synthesized heterorotaxanes and poly[n]rotaxanes, then expanded this research and developed a solid-state security ink based on these heterorotaxanes.
At Dartmouth, Chenfeng’s group is aiming to mimic the design principles of natural materials and develop the next generation of smart supramolecular systems that possess sophisticated molecular features and hierarchy, multifunctionality, and stimuli-responsiveness. Currently, his group focuses on developing 3D/4D printing materials and elastic crystalline porous organic materials.
Pictured below – 2021 ACS PMSE Young Investigator Chenfeng Ke alongside Fraser with the ACS logo: