We seek to productively utilize mechanically-induced chemical reactivity to design polymers and polymer composite materials with the ability to locally alter their properties in response to mechanical fields.
• Biasing Reaction Pathways with Mechanical Force
• Force-Induced Activation of Covalent Bonds in Polymers
• The Future: Self-Sensing and Self-Healing Polymers
Autonomous Materials Systems - Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign