• Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry
  • Presidential Impact Fellow, Texas A&M University
  • Affiliated Faculty, Chemical Engineering
Emily Pentzer

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University - 2010
  • B.S., Butler University - 2005
  • Postdoc, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2010 - 2013

Research Interests

    • Pickering and non-aqueous emulsions
    • Stimuli-responsive polymers and particles
    • Additive manufacturing of multi-functional soft matter
    • Energy management and interconversion
    • CO2 capture and conversion

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 Finalist for Blavatnik Award in Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • 2021 American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award
  • 2021 AZZ Inc. Faculty Fellow
  • 2019 CWRU Faculty Diversity Excellence Award
  • 2017 Young Investigator Award, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division of the American Chemical Society
  • 2016 NSF CAREER Award

Selected Publications

  • Temperature-Dependent Capsule Shell Bonding and Destruction Based on Hindered Poly(urea-urethane) Chemistry. Wang, Y.; Wei, P.; Zhou, Q.; Cipriani, C.; Qi, M.; Sukhishvili, S.; Pentzer, E.* Chemistry of Materials, 2022, 34, 5821-5831. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c00415
  • Additive Manufacturing: Modular Platform for 3D Printing Fluid-Containing Monoliths. Cipriani, C. E.; Starvaggi, N. C.; Edgehouse, K. J.; Price, J. B.; Vivod, S. L.; Pentzer, E. B.* Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 2022, accepted. DOI: 10.1039/D2ME00102K
  • 3D Printing CO2-Based Triblock Copolymers and Post-Printing Modification. Wei, P.; Bhat, G. A.; Cipriani, C.; Mohammad, H.; Schoonover, K.; Pentzer, E.*; Darensbourg, D.* Angewandte Chemie, 2022, e202208355. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202208355
  • Synthesis and Electronic Applications of Polymer Films Templated by Ti3C2Tz MXene-Armored Particles via Pickering Emulsion Polymerization. Cao, H.; Escamilla, M.; Anas, M.; Tan, Z.; Gulati, S.; Yun, J.; Luktenhaus, J.; Radovic, M; Pentzer, E.*; Green, M.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 51556-51566. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c16234
  • Structure-Processing-Property Relationships of 3D Printed Porous Polymeric Materials. Cipriani, C.; Ha, T.; Martinez, O.; Myneni, M.; Wang, Y.; Benjamin, C.; Wang, J.*; Pentzer, E.*; Wei, P.* ACS Materials Au, 2021, 1, 69-80. Invited to inaugural issue. DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.1c000017 Thermal Energy Regulation with 3D Printed Polymer-Phase Change Material Composites. Wei, P.; Cipriani, C.; Pentzer, E.* Matter, 2021, 4, 1975-1989. DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2021.03.019
  • Advances and Opportunities of Oil-in-Oil Emulsions. Zia, A.; Pentzer, E.*; Thickett, S.*; Kempe, K.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12, 38845-38861. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c7993
  • Capsules of Reactive Ionic Liquids for Selective Capture of Carbon Dioxide at Low Concentrations. Lee, Y.-Y.; Edgehouse, K.; Klemm, A.; Mao, H; Pentzer, E.; Gurkan, B.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12, 19184-19193. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c01622