Congratulations Dr. Korley for getting elected as a 2023 American Chemical Society Fellow!

Congratulations Jignesh for an amazing opportunity to attend the 2023 ACS Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy Summer School!

Congratulations to Alex and Tianwei for their recently published review paper on circularity in polymers!

Dr. Korley elected as a 2022 American Physical Society Fellow!

October 2022

An honor for Dr. Korley being elected as a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) “for innovative bio-inspired strategies to control architecture, assembly, and mechanics of soft material systems.”

Dr. Korley featured in NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series!

January 2021

This lecture series highlights NSF-funded research on biotechnology and ways to bring developing technologies to become goods and services.  She discusses the work of the Korley lab and the vast body of collaborative work within UD and around the world.

The Korley Research Group has new members!

November 2020

One materials science and engineering student, Sampanna Mhatre, and one postdoctoral associate, Zachary Hinton, have joined the Korley Research Group. Zachary will be working within the Center for Plastics Innovation, and Sampanna will focus his work around lignin research.  Both are co-advised by Dr. Thomas Epps.

Laura's review paper has been published!

September 2020

Laura’s work covers the myriad ways of using fibers to reinforce hydrogels. Congratulations!

Jo Norris has been named a DENIN Fellow!

August 2020

DENIN, the Delaware Environmental Institute, sponsors a fellowship for students engaging in research towards improving the environment. Congratulations!

Joanne Norris brings diversity of skills, experiences, and perspectives to research on agricultural impacts on Mid-Atlantic water quality

Dr. Korley and Dr. Epps are co-directors of new Center for Plastics Innovation

July 2020

The UD Center for Plastics Innovation will focus on plastics upcycling and recycling to help reduce the global plastic waste problem. This is an Energy Frontier Research Center sponsored by the Department of Energy.


Dr. Korley is now a Full Professor!

June 2020

Congratulations, Dr. Korley, on this enormous recognition!

Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty

Kris's paper has been accepted to Macromolecules!

June 2020

Kris’s new publication was a collaboration with the Pokorski Research Group at the UCSD. Great work!

Dr. Korley has been named an AIMBE Fellow

April 2020

Dr. Korley has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Congratulations!

Francis has passed his qualifying exam!

January 2020

Congratulations on progressing to candidacy!

New students have joined the Korley Research Group!

November 2019

Two materials science and engineering students, Jessica Thomas and Maida Mahmood, and one chemical engineering student, Yu Tai Wong, have joined the Korley Research Group. Jessica will be pursing work in supramolecular chemistries, and Maida and Yu Tai  will focus their work around lignin research. 

Dr. Korley has received the Lloyd N. Ferguson Award!

November 2019

Dr. Korley has received the 2019 Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Research from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).  Congratulations!

LaShanda Korley Recognized for Research


Dr. LaShanda Korley is honored by U.S. National Nanotechnology as one of their favorite #WomeninNano!

March 2019

Look out for Dr. LaShanda Korley's talk at ACS Orlando this April!

March 2019

Dr. Korley will be discussing bio-inspired supramolecular systems that mimic biological mechanics on April 4, and she was named one of the ‘must-see presenters’ for the conference. Exciting new work from the Korley Research Group!

Congratulations, Kris!

January 2019

Kris successfully passed his Ph.D. thesis proposal, advancing to candidacy!

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle T. Brannum!

January 2019

Michelle successfully defended her CWRU Ph.D. thesis, “Functional Performance of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers”. Funded by a SMART Fellowship, Michelle’s research interests sparked a wonderful collaboration with Tim White (UC Boulder/AFRL) and Gary Wnek (co-advisor). Best wishes in your future career at AFRL.

Congrats to Michelle on her recent publication in Advanced Optical Materials!

January 2019

Brannum, M.L.; Steele, A.B.; Venetos, M.C.; Korley, L.T.J.; Wnek, G.E.; White, T.J. “Light Control with Liquid Crystalline Elastomers”, Advanced Optical Materials 2019,

Congrats to KRG alumni, Dr. Symone Alexander!

November  2018

Dr. Alexander, now at Georgia Tech, had her last manuscript in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces accepted! #50 Great way to finish strong!

KRG welcomes, new post-doc, Dr. Yanchun Tang, from the University of Tokyo!

November  2018


Korley Group Potluck 2018

Korley Group Potluck 2018  

November  2018




KRG Welcomes 5 new graduate students!

November  2018

Dajeong Kim (MSEG, co-advised Epps)

Francis Klincewicz (MSEG, Unidel Distinguished Graduate Scholar)

Jignesh Shantaram Mahajan (MSEG, co-advised Epps)

Joanne Norris (MSEG, co-advised Rabolt/Chase)

Akash Vaidya (CHEG, PIRE)



Congratulations to Chase Thompson!

September 2018

Chase successfully defended his thesis proposal, and became an offical MSEG Ph.D. candidate.



Welcome Dr. Chatterjee to the Korley Research Group!

July 2018

The Korley research group is excited to welcome the newest member of the group, Dr. Sourav Chatterjee, a post-doctoral associate. Dr. Chatterjee obtained his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University.



Congratulations to Dr. Symone Alexander!

June 2018

Symone successfully defended her thesis, and is off to GT as a post-doctoral fellow in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.




Congratulations to Symone Alexander on her recent publication!

April 2018

Symone’s recent publication, “Nucleation Effects on High Molecular Weight Polymer Additives on Low Molecular Weight Gels”, was accepted in Polymer Journal! Great Work!

Welcome Daseul, Ada, and Shruti to the Korley Research Group!

January 2018

The Korley research group is excited to welcome three first year graduate students: Daseul Jang, Ada Anyanwu, and Shruti Vaze. These students mark the first University of Delaware students to join the Korley Research Group family!

Korley Lab Moves to the University of Delaware!

January 2018

We have officially moved to the University of Delaware – Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.