Our Research


Welcome to the homepage for Professor Clifford L. Henderson's research group in the  School  of  Chemical  and  Biomolecular  Engineering at  the  Georgia Institute of Technology.  Our research focus broadly lies at the intersection of chemical, chemistry, materials science, and electrical engineering, where in  many  cases  the  general  goal  of  our  work  is  to develop materials and processes  that  allow  for  high  definition  patterning  of materials and to use these materials and processes to fabricate novel devices and new micro and nanostructured materials.  This work leads to projects that intersect a variety of topics including polymer science, thin film science and technology, organic chemistry, nanoscience  &  nanotechnology,  nanomanufacturing,  molecular modeling  and  molecular dynamics, and electronic and optical materials and devices.  The  materials  and  processes  developed  through  our  work  are applied  towards  the fabrication of everything from structured materials (e.g. phase separated block copolymers) to silicon and  graphene  based  devices and integrated  circuits  to  polymeric  scaffolds  for  tissue  engineering.   In virtually  all of our work  we address our problems  through  a combination of detailed experimental and modeling/simulation approaches. 

Examples  of  current  projects  include:  (1) design  of new block copolymers and  processes  for  the   directed  self  assembly  (DSA)  and  fabrication  of nanostructures,  (2)  modeling  and  simulation  of  block   copolymer   phase separation using advanced and novel molecular dynamics, (3) design of new photoresist materials and processes for sub-20nm  patterning,  (4) studies of the  physicochemical  property  behavior  of  polymer  ultra-thin films, and (5) directed synthesis of graphene. We invite you to explore our work further.

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