Karen Winey Named a 2013 MRS Fellow

Karen WineyKaren Winey, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow for "outstanding contributions to the understanding of polymer nanocomposites and ion-containing polymers through rigorous and insightful experiments; distinguished leadership in the materials community." Fellows are exceptional MRS members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized and they represent excellence in science and engineering and dedication to the advancement of materials research.

Winey's research group designs and fabricates polymer nanocomposites containing carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires with the aim of understanding how to improve their mechanical, thermal, and especially electrical properties. More recently she has expanded her work to include simulations of electrical conductivity and polymer dynamics in the presence of nanoparticles. Winey pioneered the use of HAADF STEM to probe the nanoscale morphology in ion-containing polymers. Now, her group focuses on correlating the structures in these materials, including block copolymers, with transport properties.

To read more about Karen Winey and her research, please visit her faculty profile.