Biodesign C293 Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
Mail code: 5001
S. Eileen Seo joined the faculty at ASU in 2021 as an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) and the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing. She is also a graduate faculty of materials science and engineering in SEMTE and the School of Molecular Sciences. Her research is focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive, dynamic soft and composite materials using the tools of polymer chemistry, additive manufacturing and nanotechnology. She obtained a B.S. in Chemical Biology at UC Berkeley (2011) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Northwestern University working with Prof. Chad Mirkin (2018). Then, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara in the Materials Department with Prof. Craig Hawker.
Postdoctoral Fellow Materials, UC Santa Barbara 2018-2021
Ph.D. Chemistry, Northwestern University 2012-2018
polymers, nanomaterials, polymer nanocomposites, dynamic polymer networks, 3D printing, sustainability
Research in the E. Seo group is focused on designing, synthesizing, and characterizing soft polymeric and hybrid materials at the interface of polymer chemistry, additive manufacturing, self-assembly, and nanotechnology. We strive to establish structure-property relationships and develop sustainable polymeric materials from stimuli-responsive macromolecular and nanostructures.
Currently, our projects are split into 3 subgroups:
Polymer networks with stimuli-responsive nanoparticles as crosslinks
3D photopolymerization of chemically reprocessable materials
Advanced, hierarchical materials spanning multi-length scale using self-assembly
Seo, S. E., Kwon, Y., Dolinski, N. D., Sample, C. S., Self, J., Bates, C. M., Valentine, M. T., Hawker, C. J. Three-Dimensional Photochemical Printing of Thermally Activated Polymer Foams, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.2021,3, 4984-4991 [doi:10.1021/acsapm.1c00726].
Seo, S. E., Discekici, E. H., Zhang, Y., Bates, C. M., Hawker, C. J. Surface-Initiated PET-RAFT Polymerization under Metal-Free and Ambient Conditions using Enzyme Degassing, J. Polym. Sci.2020,58, 70-76 [doi: 10.1002/pola.29438].
Jung, K., Corrigan, N., Ciftci, M., Xu, J., Seo, S. E., Hawker, C. J., Boyer, C. Designing with Light: Advanced 2D, 3D, and 4D Materials, Adv. Mater.2020,32, 1903850 [doi: 10.1002/adma.201903850].
Seo, S. E., Girard, M., de la Cruz, M. O., Mirkin, C. A. The Importance of Salt-Enhanced Electrostatic Repulsion in Colloidal Crystal Engineering with DNA, ACS Cent. Sci.2019,5, 186-191 [doi: 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00826].
Seo, S. E., Girard, M., de la Cruz, M. O., Mirkin, C. A. Non-Equilibrium Anisotropic Colloidal Single Crystal Growth with DNA, Nat. Commun.2018,9, 4558 [doi: s41467-018-06982-9].
Seo, S. E.,* Li, T.,* Senesi, A. J., Mirkin, C. A., Lee, B. The Role of Repulsion in Colloidal Crystal Engineering with DNA, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017,139, 16528-16535 [doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b06734].
Wang, M. X.,* Seo, S. E.,* Gabrys, P. A., Fleischman, D., Lee, B., Kim, Y., Atwater, H. A., Macfarlane, R. J., Mirkin, C. A. Epitaxy: Programmable Atom Equivalents versus Atoms, ACS Nano 2017,11, 180-185 [doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06584].