Welcome to the home page of the Paul Braun Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our group members perform research in the fields of materials chemistry, polymers, biomaterials, organic and inorganic self-assembly, electronic materials and photonics.
|Braun Group in the News||Recent Publications|
|Braun group research from January 2008 is featured on the celebratory cover for the tenth anniversary of the launch of Nature Photonics.|
January 2017 Cover
Wire In: Paul Braun
UI News Bureau: Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3D gradient refractive index micro-optics
|J. Liu, Q. Zheng, M.D. Goodman, H. Zhu, J. Kim, N.A. Krueger, H. Ning, X. Huang, J. Liu, M. Terrones and P.V. Braun, Graphene Sandwiched Mesostructured Li-Ion Battery Electrodes, Advanced Materials, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600829
|10 years in images|
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Nat. Nanotech. 6, 277–281 (2011)
Nickel inverse opal forms one of the two phases of a battery cathode. Together with an electrochemically active phase, this electrode architecture allows for a rapid ion and electron exchange and transport for fast recharging batteries.
|J. Liu, J. Wang, J. Kim, H. Ning, Z. Pan, S. Kelly, E. Epstein, X.-J. Huang, J. Liu and P.V. Braun, High Full-Electrode Basis Capacity Template-Free Three-Dimensional Nanocomposite Secondary Battery Anodes, Small, 11, 6265-6271 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201502538
|Prof. Paul Braun chosen to lead the University of Illinois Materials Research Lab|
Eric Epstein, graduate student in the Braun research group, has been awarded a 2016 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship.
Kali Miller, graduate student in the Braun research group, has been awarded a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
|J. Kim, L.K. Aagesen, J.H. Choi, J. Choi, H.S. Kim, J. Liu, C.-R. Cho, J.G. Kang, A. Ramazani, K. Thornton and P.V. Braun, Template-Directed Directionally Solidified Three-Dimensionally Mesostructured AgCl-KCl Eutectic Photonic Crystals, Advanced Materials, 27, 4551-4559 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502265