Shifting the scope of mechanical force

Mechanochemistry of polymers is burgeoning field of macromolecular science that aims to change a long-standing paradigm (i.e. the fact that mechanical force leads to damage in a material) and turn it around to convert mechanical energy into a useful response. In the group, we are developing several avenues at different length scales: (macro)molecular, supramolecular and system-wide, to impart mechanical-energy transduction capabilities.