Klarman Fellow wins American Chemical Society award

Alexa Easley, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in chemistry and chemical biology in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), has been honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymeric Material Science and Engineering (PMSE) for outstanding polymer research.

A specialist in redox-active polymers for energy storage, Easley won the 2023 ACS/PMSE Global Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Polymer Science and Engineering for her research on the development of plastic-based metal-free batteries.

As a Klarman Fellow, Easley is continuing to investigate next-generation materials for organic-based batteries by studying the structure-property relationship for synthetic redox-active macromolecules and their electronic mobility, working with faculty host Brett Fors, professor of chemistry and chemical biology (A&S).

Easley will be honored, along with her mentor, Jodie Lutkenhaus, professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August.

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