About The Group
The Sotzing Group is focused on the Synthesis, Characterization, and Preparation of Devices consisting of optical, optoelectronic and electronic polymers. Synthesis entails the preparation and characterization of small molecule organics that are used as monomers for polymerization. We are primarily interested in polymers with two extremes of electric field i.e highly conducting polymers and low conducting dielectric polymers. Another primary interest is in materials that change color upon charge injection/removal, electrochromic polymers. The Sotzing research group is also exploring the use of cannabinoids for various applications.
A research paper from the Sotzing research group is published as a cover highlight of Advanced Materials. In this paper synthesis of polymer dielectric with record-high energy density at elevated temperatures and electric fields using molecular engineering approach is highlighted. Link
A research paper from the Sotzing research group is published as a cover highlight of Journal of Materials Chemistry C. This work presents the first fully functional, PEDOT:PSS screen-printed fabric patch antenna for next-generation wearable antennas. Link
The Sotzing research group is focusing on unlocking the promise of cannabinoids for a variety of applications.
Sotzing Group won First Prize in New Science 1 building video competition(2023).
Active Areas of Research
|Institute of Materials Science
97 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs CT 06269-3136