The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015
The Albert group is interested in developing nano- and micro-structured polymeric materials for research applications related to present-day challenges in energy, health, and the environment. Specifically, the group takes advantage of the phase separation processes responsible for self-assembly in block copolymers and polymer blends to produce materials in thin film geometries exhibiting desired morphologies. For example, the group creates materials that may become nanotemplates for electronic materials, tailorable microenvironments for cell culture, or nanoporous membranes for filtration.