The Korley research group is located within the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. The group utilizes a bio-inspired approach for the development of mechanically-enhanced, multifunctional polymeric materials for a myriad of applications, including energy and sustainability, biomedical engineering, protective fabrics, and structural materials. Utilizing key concepts from Nature, we seek to understand the influence of domain architecture, self-assembly, and structural interplay on material behavior. Our laboratory utilizes materials chemistry to design platform systems for these investigations and correlates structural features to material response.
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Welcome to the Korley Group at the University of Delaware! We utilize natural materials as inspiration for enhancement of mechanical function in polymeric materials. Motivated students interested in research projects ranging from polymer synthesis to polymer manufacturing with applications from biomedicine to renewable energy are encouraged to contact Prof. Korley.