JEFFREY SCOTT BATES portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Materials Science and Engineering
  • Director of Education and Outreach, MRSEC, Materials Science and Engineering
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Research Summary

My research is in polymer materials used in health care and sustainability applications. My current research projects are aimed at hydrogels and their uses in optical drug delivery, stimuli-responsive materials in the design of self-monitoring irrigation systems, phase change materials used for thermal management systems, and super absorbent polymers that will degrade under environmental conditions for use by women in developing countries for personal hygiene.