Our research and educational program emphasizes the use of molecular aspects in the study and development of new materials and processes. Its basis is the molecular design and synthesis of self-assembling polymeric systems, and the understanding and use of secondary interactions to guide their assembly at surfaces as well as in the bulk and solution state. 

Professor Hammond receives the 2014 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research, an Institute Award of the AIChE.
Congratulations to Professor Hammond for receiving the AIChE Charles M. A. Stine Award!
Professor Hammond receives Ovarian Cancer Research Program Teal Innovator Award
Paula Hammond is inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013

Recent News: Recent Ph.D. graduate Nisarg Shah and postdocs Nasim Hyder and Mohi Quaddir's work on growth factor-coated tissue scaffolds for bone regeneration was featured on the MIT homepage and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesGraduate student Po-Yen Chen's work on recycling old car batteries into efficient solar cells, published in Energy and Environmental Science, was featured on the MIT homepage and in The Washington PostPo-Yen's work on virus-templated 3D conducting single-walled carbon nanotube/polyaniline nanocomposites was featured on the front cover of Advanced Materials. Graduate student Bryan Hsu's work on biodegradable layer-by-layer films for sustained drug delivery was featured on the MIT homepage and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Read more details here...