• Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry
  • 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

    • New polymer structures
    • 2D Particles at interfaces
    • Stimuli responsive colloidal structures
    • Metastable polymer composite morphologies

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • Thermal Energy Regulation with 3D Printed Polymer-Phase Change Material Composites. Wei, P.; Cipriani, C.; Pentzer, E.* Matter, 2021, Online. DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2021.03.019
  • Flocculation of MXenes and Their Use as 2D Particle Surfactants for Capsule Formation. Cao, H.; Escamilla, M.; Arole, K.; Holta, D.; Lutkenhaus, J.; Radovic, M.; Green, M.; Pentzer, E.* Langmuir, 2021, 37, 2649-2657. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03244
  • 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Polymerization of Cumulated Bonds: Isocyanates, Allenes, and Ketenes as Monomers. Mitchell, S.; Sachinthani, K. A. N.; Pulukkody, R.; Pentzer, E.* ACS Macro Letters, 2020, 9, 1046-1059. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00396
  • Encapsulation of Ionic Liquids for Tailored Applications. Luo, Q.; Pentzer, E.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12, 5169-5176. Invited as part of Young Investigator Forum. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b16546
  • 2D Particles at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces: Assembly and Templating of Hybrid Structure for Advanced Applications. Wei, P.; Luo, Q.; Edgehouse, K.; Hemmingsen, C.; Rodier, B.; Pentzer, E.* ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018, 10, 21765-21781. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b07178