Ryan C. Hayward
Our research areas include assembly of polymer and particle-based nanostructures; mechanics and instabilities of soft active materials.
Our work focuses on tailored nanoscale assemblies of polymers and nanoparticles, and on stimuli-responsive materials that can be dynamically reconfigured to change their structures and properties. With regards to delivery, we have developed a number of methods to formulate micelle, capsule, and double emulsion structures containing both active ingredients and other functional cargos for targeting and imaging. We have also established new approaches for the application of stimuli-responsive hydrogel films and surfaces to reversibly encapsulate a wide variety of materials.
Learn more at www.pse.umass.edu/rhayward/
- BSE Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1999
- PhD Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2004