Linda Reven

B.A. (Carleton College, 1983)
Ph.D. (University of Illinois, 1990)
Postdoctoral Fellow (U. California,Berkeley, 1990-1992)

Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Stuctures - CSACS - director (2003-2009)

Our research group studies  structures which form via the self-assembly of macromolecules, nanoparticles and small molecules in solution and at surfaces. The main research themes are polymer assemblies at interfaces, self-assembled monolayers and nanoparticles dispersed in organic matrices. The resulting structures and their properties are examined by a diverse range of materials characterization techniques with an emphasis on solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Specific projects include adsorbed copolymers,  polymer multilayer microcapsules, the binding of molecules to  surfaces functionalized by self-assembled monolayers, and silica and metal nanoparticle filled liquid crystals.