Interactions between polymers and liquids during initiated chemical vapor deposition onto liquid substrates
Deposition of materials onto liquid substrates provides complexity due to surface tension, viscosity, and solubility effects.
Electrolyte additives to enable nonaqueous polyelectrolyte solutions for lithium ion batteries
In this work, crown ethers are shown to significantly improve the conductivity of nonaqueous polyelectrolyte solutions, enabling their use in a battery.
Exploring the limits of adsorption-based CO2 capture using MOFs with PVSA – from molecular design to process economics
Crystal structure and thermoresponsive luminescence of a 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene-based cyclophane
The crystal structure of a cyclophane that exhibits a supercooled nematic phase and thermoresponsive luminescence was solved.
Single-molecule nanoscale drug carriers with quantitative supramolecular loading
Efficient, high-yielding dendrimer synthesis is coupled with tunable high-affinity host macrocycles to enable modular drug carriers.
Computational screening for nested organic cage complexes
Computational simulations were used to screen 8712 combinations of porous organic cages for energetically favourable nested cage complexes.
Engineering the crystallization behavior of an organic compound mixed with polymers using hidden liquid phase domains
The crystallization behavior of pyrene mixed with polystyrene, poly(ethylene-alt-propylene) or poly(2-vinylpyridine) is investigated using the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) technique to understand the effects of polymers on the crystallization of organic compounds.
Exploiting hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity in nanopores as a design principle for “smart” MOF microtanks for methane storage
First computational screening to unveil the chemistry and structure combinations for MOF materials that could make microtanks for methane storage possible.
Controlling the physical and electrochemical properties of block copolymer-based porous carbon fibers by pyrolysis temperature
Pyrolysis temperature is an important processing parameter that determines the physical and electrochemical properties of block copolymer-based porous carbon fibers.
Enumeration of de novo inorganic complexes for chemical discovery and machine learning
Enumerated, de novo transition metal complexes have unique spin state properties and accelerate machine learning model training.
Design rules for dynamic-template-directed crystallization of conjugated polymers
The substrate-conjugated polymer interaction strength serves as a unifying metric to gauge the effectiveness of dynamic templates in directing crystallization.
Synthesis of bio-inspired viscoelastic molecular networks by metal-induced protein assembly
An inducible protein assembly system is desirable for developing high-order biomolecular architectures with dynamic properties.
About this collection
This collection features work that showcases molecular engineering approaches from leading scientists in the earlier stages of their independent research careers. The 2020 Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Emerging Investigators were individually nominated by members of the journal Editorial and Advisory Boards and previous Emerging Investigators in recognition of their potential to influence future directions in the field.
Accompanying this collection is the Emerging Investigators special issue, in which these articles will be formally published. This issue is scheduled for early 2020.