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Platform Technologies Research Institute is hosting a public lecture presented by Professor Richard B. Kaner.
By using either interfacial polymerization or rapidly mixing aniline, oxidant and acid, pure nanofibers of polyaniline can be produced. The key to forming nanofibers is to suppress secondary growth that results in the agglomerated particles found in conventional polyaniline synthesis. Our methods are template-free and readily scalable. Stable and processable colloids are now available. The synthesis of nanofibers of polyaniline derivatives, polypyrrole and polythiophene has been accomplished by adding appropriate initiators.
Professor Richard B. Kaner holds a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Published over 250 papers in top peer reviewed journals and holding 13 U.S. patents with 16 more pending, Professor Kaner is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT.
Among others, Professor Kaner has received awards from the Dreyfus, Fulbright, Guggenheim and Sloan Foundations, as well as the Exxon Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Materials Research Society (MRS).