The Center for the Science of Synthesis Across Scales (CSSAS)

CSSAS

Director

François Baneyx


Lead Institution

University of Washington


Class

2018-2022


Mission

To harness the complex functionality of hierarchical materials by mastering the design of high-information-content macromolecular building blocks that predictively self-assemble into responsive, reconfigurable, self-healing materials, and direct the formation and organization of inorganic components.


Research Topics

bio-inspired, mesoscale science, materials and chemistry by design, mesostructured materials, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (predictive)


Materials Studied

Materials: metal, oxide, polymer, biological

Interfaces: organic/inorganic, organic/organic, inorganic/inorganic, liquid/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 1D, 2D, 3D


Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, high-throughput screening methods, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), multiscale modeling, machine learning, data science


CSSAS

Partner Institutions

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Washington 

BES Staff Contact

Michael Markowitz, Craig Henderson