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Julie Fenton, PhD

Julie Fenton, PhD
Program:
Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow

Award Year:
2019

Institution:
Northwestern University

Transfer Institution:

Email:
julie.fenton@northwestern.edu

Research Title:
Macrocyclic Nanotubes as a Platform for Functional Membranes and Materials Discovery

The objective of this proposal is to explore the dynamics of designed macrocycles that are the first to reversibly assemble into high-aspect-ratio nanotubes. The nanotubes described here exhibit the highest aspect ratios ever reported in a self-assembled system, and their modular construction offers a unique platform for tunable functionality. Proposed work will seek to expand the scope of available macrocyclic building units and to better understand the principles guiding tube formation, elongation, and multi-tube hierarchical assembly, in order to realize application as a new class of precisely tailored functional membranes and as a platform for accessing layered, 2D polymers.

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